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Paolo Balboni
Director of the European Privacy Association, Partner at ICT Legal Consulting

Director of European Privacy Association, Cloud Computing Sector Director and responsible for Foreign Affairs of Italian Institute for Privacy, Lawyer admitted at the Bar in Milan specialised in ICT, new technologies law and personal data protection, Paolo Balboni is partner at ICT Legal Consulting. He provides legal advice to  multinational companies, especially concerning personal data protection, e-contracts, e-commerce, e-marketing, advertising, cloud computing, Web 2.0 service providers’ liability, Internet content providers’ liability, e-signatures, digital retention of documents and intellectual property rights. He also advises celebrities on privacy and copyright matters. He has considerable experience in the following areas: IT, media & entertainment, e-Health, fashion and banking. He is the author of the book ‘Trustmarks in E-commerce’, Paolo Balboni is a Research Associate for Tilburg University (The Netherlands), where he lectures at the master course “Liability of Web 2.0 Service Providers”.

As a legal counsel chosen for projects of European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) on ‘Cloud Computing Risk Assessment’, ‘Security and Resilience in Governmental Clouds’, 'Procure Secure' and ‘Common Assurance Maturity Model – Beyond the Cloud (CAMM)’, Paolo Balboni is often involved in European Commission studies on new technologies and data protection, and also participates on several speaking engagements at international conferences on these matters. He obtained his Law degree with distinction from the University of Bologna in 2002, Ph.D. from Tilburg University (the Netherlands) in 2008 by defending a thesis on Comparative ICT Law titled: Trustmarks: Third-Party Liability of Trustmarks Organisations in Europe. He speaks fluent Italian, English and Dutch and has a good knowledge of German, French and Spanish.

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