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. He is a qualified lawyer admitted to the Milan Bar and the Amsterdam Bar and a Founding Partner of ICT Legal Consulting (ICTLC) and of ICT Cyber Consulting. 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’.