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Of Counsel Paolo Balboni Contact

Practice Areas & Industries:

Privacy & Cybersecurity 

Dr. Balboni is a Founding Partner of ICT Legal Consulting (ICTLC), and of Counsel to Carnelutti Law Firm.

Qualified lawyer admitted to the Milan Bar and the Amsterdam Bar, Paolo Balboni (Ph.D.) is a top tier European ICT, Privacy & Cybersecurity lawyer and serves as Data Protection Officer (DPO) for multinational companies. Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law at the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) within the Maastricht University Faculty of Law. Member of the EUMETSAT Data Protection Supervisory Authority.Lead Auditor BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013.

Together with his team, he advises clients on legal issues related to cybersecurity, privacy and data protection, IT contracts, regulatory issues related to telecommunications and electronic communications, payments, e-commerce, digital marketing and advertising, regulations and liabilities of digital platforms, e-health, and general IP matters. He has long-term expertise in the ICT, Food and Beverage, Entertainment, Education, Healthcare, Automotive, Logistics and Transportation Solutions, Fashion, Human Resources Management, Insurance, and Financial and Banking sectors, including Fintech, and with specific reference to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CFT) matters.

He is a Recommended Lawyer ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 in the areas of Data Privacy and Data Protection and Industry Focus: TMT.

In 2019 he was appointed as a Member of the EUMETSAT Data Protection Supervisory Authority.

Paolo Balboni is involved in European Commission studies on new technologies and participated in the revision of the EU Commission proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation. He played an active role in the drafting of the European Union Commission Data Protection Code of Conduct for Cloud Service Providers.

He co-chairs the Privacy Level Agreement (PLA) Working Group of Cloud Security Alliance and has acted as the legal counsel for the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) projects on ‘Cloud Computing Risk Assessment’‘Security and Resilience in Governmental Clouds’, and ‘Procure Secure: A guide to monitoring of security service levels in cloud contracts’.

Keynote speaker at numerous international conferences on the legal aspects of Cybersecurity, ICT contracts, Privacy & Data Protection matters; Paolo Balboni is also the author of the book Trustmarks in E-Commerce: The Value of Web Seals and the Liability of their Providers (T.M.C Asser Press), and of numerous journal articles published in leading international law reviews.

Graduated in Law at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2002, Paolo completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Technology Law at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) in 2008.
He speaks Italian, English and Dutch fluently and has good knowledge of French, Spanish, and German.


Carnelutti Law Firm and ICT Legal Consulting together for the future and innovation

Carnelutti Law Firm and ICT Legal Consulting (ICTLC) – teamed up with a strategic partnership for Tech Law, Cyber Security and Privacy/Data Protection practices.

The new alliance will provide clients with integrated expertise: the combination of Carnelutti’s practice in all areas of corporate legal and tax advice and that of ICTLC, which offers specialist advice on Privacy and data protection, IT security and all areas of Tech Law (from IoT, Cloud/Quantum/Edge Computing, Big Data & Analytics to digital marketing/adv, from AI to Information Technology). Thus, the two firms can mutually rely on the experience, the market recognition, and the international scope that distinguishes them both.

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