Stefano Mele practices Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Intelligence Law. He is also the President of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (“ICT Authority”) of the Republic of San Marino. He holds a PhD from the University of Foggia, and is an academic fellow of Cybersecurity at the Department of Law of the Bocconi University and also teaching assistant with the Department of Legal Informatics at the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan. He is a member of the Governing Board and President of the “Cybersecurity Commission” of the Italian Atlantic Committee. He is the President of the “Cyber Security Working Group” of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy (AMCHAM), and a member of the “Steering Committee Cyber Security” of Assolombarda. He is the co-founder and President of the non-profit organization CyberPARCO. Stefano also has lectureships with several universities and military research institutions of the Italian Ministry of Defence and NATO, and he is the author of several academic papers and articles on cybersecurity, cyber intelligence, cyber terrorism, and cyber warfare topics. In 2014, he was included in NATO’s list of Key Opinion Leaders for Cyberspace Security. In the same year, the business magazine Forbes listed Stefano as one of the world’s best 20 Cyber Policy Experts to follow online.
His excellence in the Data Protection field received due recognition by his being awarded Best Data ProtectionLawyer in the Legalcomunity IP&TMT Awards 2020.