Luca Bolognini (1979) is one of Europe’s leading privacy experts. Lawyer and President of the Italian Institute for Privacy and Data Valorisation, founding partner of the international law firm ICT Legal Consulting, with offices in Rome, Milan, Bologna and Amsterdam, and partner law firms in other 19 countries. He teaches privacy and data law in universities and master courses in Italy and overseas, and serves as ethics and privacy advisor for several EU Horizon 2020 research projects on smart cities, Big Data, cybersecurity, privacy and the Internet of Things. Author of many articles for national and international magazines, newspapers and scientific journals, he has published books and essays with Giuffrè (including the best-seller volume “Il Regolamento Privacy Europeo”, the first Italian commentary on the GDPR), RCS Etas, Corriere della Sera, Rubbettino and Springer. A new Luca’s book has been published during summer 2018: “A.I. Artificial Insanity – Reflections on the resilience of human intelligence”, a pamphlet about digital rights, Big Data law and impacts of Artificial Intelligence on human lives.
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President of the Italian Institute for Privacy and Data Valorization, the main think tank dedicated to advanced data protection studies in Italy. Luca is a lawyer, member of the Rome Bar Association and founding partner of the law firm ICT Legal Consulting with offices in Milan, Rome, Bologna, Amsterdam and partner law firms in 19 other countries. Recommended Lawyer The Legal 500 EMEA 2018. Luca obtained his Law degree from the Alma Mater University of Bologna. He serves as independent ethics and privacy advisor for several European research and innovation projects (FP7 and Horizon 2020) and is a member of the PM board of the EU H2020 projects “Privacy Flag”, “Cloudwatch 2”, “Cyberwatching”, “ANITA”. During 2017, he was a founder, with the Italian Institute for Privacy, of the “CNAC – National Center Anti-Cyberbullying”, supported by relevant Italian and international companies and law firms. He has published studies on data protection and other legal aspects concerning Artificial Intelligence, ePrivacy, GDPR, Big Data, cloud computing, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, smart contracts, fintech, e-health, data processing liability, right to monetize data, freedom of information, right to be forgotten, minors’ privacy, profiling and pseudonymization for scientific journals and both national and international newspapers (including Computer Law & Security Review, Diritto Economia e Tecnologie della Privacy, Corriere della Sera, Sole 24 Ore, Il Mondo, Affari Italiani, European Voice, The Wall Street Journal).
Luca is a member of the International Core Team of DataEthicsEU and co-chair of the EuroPrivacy Certification Board of Senior Experts. He regularly participates as a speaker at national and international conferences (including ITU Telecom World 2012 in Dubai and 2015 in Budapest) and radio/TV broadcasts on innovation policies matters. He has lectured at Alma Graduate School of the University of Bologna, at Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione, at IED, at the IPSOA Privacy Officer master, at Unitelma, and for several other training and higher education programs and masters in Italy. Since 2015 Luca is in charge of teaching business data law at the Master in Big Data Management of LUISS Guido Carli, in Rome and, since 2010, he is in charge of teaching privacy law at the SSPL at the Faculty of Law of the University of Teramo, Italy. Since 2017, he is in charge of teaching EU data protection law at the 2nd level Master in cybersecurity, data protection and privacy at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, at the 2nd level Master in Labour Law at the Unimercatorum and at the Master in Advanced Studies on the Internet of Things at the University of Geneva.
Books as editor/author: “Deontologia privacy per avvocati e investigatori privati” (privacy for lawyers and private investigators, Giuffrè, 2009), “Next Privacy” (RCS Etas, 2010), “Privacy Technologies and Policies” (chapter on IoT and 3D privacy, Springer, 2016), “Generazione Selfie” (Corriere della Sera, 2014), “Il Regolamento Privacy Europeo” (the first Italian commentary on the GDPR, Giuffrè, 2016), «La nuova responsabilità sanitaria e la sua assicurazione» (chapter on privacy e transparency for health sector, Giuffrè, 2017), “A.I. Artificial Insanity – Reflections on the resilience of human intelligence” (Rubbettino, 2018).