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ICT Legal Consulting
Via Zaccaria, 4
20122 - Milano

Tel: +39 02 84247194
Fax: +39 02 700512101


Paolo Balboni (Ph.D.) is a top tier European ICT, Privacy & Data Protection lawyer and serves as Data Protection Officer (DPO) for multinational companies. Lead Auditor BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (IRCA Certified).

Balboni (qualified lawyer admitted to the Milan Bar) is a Founding Partner of ICT Legal Consulting (ICTLC), a law firm with offices in Milan, Bologna, Rome, an International Desk in Amsterdam, and multiple Partner Law Firms around the world. Together with his team, he provides legal counsel across Europe to multinational companies specializing in the fields of Personal Data Protection, Data Security, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Intellectual Property Law. Balboni has considerable experience in Information Technologies including Cloud Computing, Big Data, Analytics, and the Internet of Things, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Fashion, Insurance, Banking, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CFT). Balboni also advises personalities on privacy and copyright matters.

Dr. Balboni is the President of the European Privacy Association based in Brussels, the Cloud Computing Sector Director and Responsible for Foreign Affairs at the Italian Institute for Privacy in Rome, Italy.

Balboni is actively involved in European Commission studies on new technologies and is a regularly invited expert in the revision of the EU Commission proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation. He participated in the drafting group of the European Union Commission Data Protection Code of Conduct for Cloud Service Providers (under Key Action 2: Safe and fair contract terms and conditions of the European Union Cloud Strategy).

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’.Balboni has spoken on the legal aspects of ICT, Privacy, Data Protection and Data Security matters at more than 100 international conferences around the world.

Balboni is 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 European Law reviews.

He is Lecturer at the Master in Digital Media Management at theEuropean Institute of Design and Research Associate at Tilburg University.

He obtained his Law Degree with distinction from the University of Bologna in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Comparative ICT Law from Tilburg University in 2008. He speaks Italian, English and Dutch fluently and has good knowledge of French, Spanish, and German.

ICT Legal Consulting:

ICT Legal Consulting is an Italian law firm founded in 2011 with offices in Milan, Bologna, Rome and Amsterdam, and presence in nineteen other countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA).

The firm has been established by Paolo Balboni and Luca Bolognini, who have put together a network of trusted highly-skilled lawyers specialised in the fields of Information and Communication Technology Law and Privacy.

With their unique expertise in ICT, our lawyers regularly advise multinational companies on legal issues related to: data protection, IT contracts, e-health, e-commerce, e-marketing, advertising, cloud computing, Web2.0 Service Providers’ liability, Internet content providers’ liability, online gambling, online gaming, e-signatures, digital retention of documents. Moreover, we provide full service IP advice: copyright, trademarks, design, patents, unfair competition, consumer protection, green energy. We have developed significant expertise in the following sectors: communications, media & entertainment, IT, healthcare, fashion, energetic and smart grids, banking/financial services and e- Government, SOX/corporate compliance and corporateaccountability in Italy.

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