Prof Avv Paolo Balboni > ICT Legal Consulting > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

ICT Legal Consulting
Studio Legale Associato Balboni, Bolognini
Via Borgonuovo 12
20121 Milan
Italy

Work Department

ICT Legal Consulting

Position

Founding Partner

Career

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

Paolo 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, Helsinki, an International Hub in Amsterdam, and multiple Partner Law Firms around the world. 

Together with his team he advises clients in the fields of Personal Data Protection, Data Security, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Intellectual Property Law, also acting as Data Protection Officer in outsourcing. Paolo 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).

Paolo Balboni is Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law at the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) within the Maastricht University Faculty of Law. He 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. Paolo Balboni played an active role in the drafting of the European Union Commission Data Protection Code of Conduct for Cloud Service Providers.  In 2019 he was appointed as a Member of the EUMETSAT Data Protection Supervisory Authority.

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’.

As a frequently invited speaker, Paolo Balboni has spoken on the legal aspects of ICT, Privacy & Data Protection matters at more than 30 international conferences around the world in the last 2 years. 

Paolo 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. 

Graduated in Law at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2002, Paolo Balboni 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.

Languages

He speaks Italian, English and Dutch fluently and has good knowledge of French, Spanish, and German.

Memberships

Qualified lawyer admitted to the Milan Bar

Education

Graduated in Law at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2002, Paolo Balboni completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Technology Law at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) in 2008.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Data privacy and data protection

ICT Legal Consulting specialises in data protection and cybersecurity compliance matters. Core areas are privacy, IT, IP and telecoms, including matters involving e-health, cloud computing, e-commerce, big data and analytics, and the IoT.  Paolo Balboni is a privacy and data protection expert, and Luca Bolognini is current President of the Italian Institute for Privacy and Data Valorisation, a think tank dedicated to advanced data protection studies in Italy.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

ICT Legal Consulting specialises exclusively in information and communication technology, data protection and IP. The firm underwent significant growth in 2019, opening practice in Helsinki and attracting a number of new clients. Clients include high-profile domestic and multinational brands drawn from diverse sectors such as the fashion, food and automotive industries. A major source of work lies in drafting and negotiating IT contracts, transferring personal data and GDPR compliance. Founding partners Paolo Balboni and Luca Bolognini are the key names. Of counsel Francesco Torlontano has expertise in IT law.