With over 20 years' experience advising on data protection and IT issues, today, I provide legal assistance to leading Italian and international companies on local and cross-border projects.
My recent experience includes advising on GDPR compliance programmes; the development of international CRM projects; compliance projects in multiple jurisdictions; sensitive data protection projects; data protection related issues connected to cloud computing projects; and drafting documentation for compliance with local data protection legislation.
In addition, I have assisted leading pharma and life science companies in their data protection issues; implemented data retention obligations for IT providers and telecoms companies; drafted data protection policies; assisted our clients on notification with the Garante (Italian Data Protection Authority) and trans-border data flows; developed staff training programmes; provided assistance on database sales and on the purchase or license of customer data and data sharing agreements; dealt with consumer complaints and offences and managed liaison with the Garante.
I also advise multinational companies on their commercial agreements in IT, such as licensing, distribution, outsourcing and cloud computing issues, as well as on Internet-related contracts.
As a legal expert, I have been part of privacy and security projects founded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) (for example the Coco-Cloud project), as well as a project under the Horizon 2020 programme with some of the top players in research and industrial innovation, and academic partners.
I am a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, I regularly contribute to international legal reviews and I am the author or co-author of numerous publications. I also speak about data protection regularly at professional conferences and roundtables.
Before joining Bird & Bird in 2003, I worked as commercial and data protection lawyer in the Milan offices of other major international law firms.