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).
(qualified lawyer admitted to the Milan Bar) is a Founding Partner of ICT Legal
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.
Balboni is the Scientific Director 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
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’.
has spoken on the legal aspects of ICT, Privacy, Data Protection and Data
Security matters at more than 100 international conferences around the world.
is the author of the book Trustmarks
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.
Lecturer at the Master
in Digital Media Management at the European
Institute of Design and Research Associate at Tilburg
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