Gianluca De Cristofaro
is a partner and head of the Intellectual Property & Data Protection group. His practice covers data protection and cyber-security, IT and internet law and misleading and comparative advertising. He has extensive experience in consultancy and litigation regarding data protection matters and assists clients in complex cyber-security projects, e-commerce projects and e-payment deals at both contentious and non-contentious level. He has assisted many international groups of companies in the compliance process regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in the approval process of Binding Corporate Rules as appropriate safeguard to the transfer of personal data to third countries. For his extensive experience in data protection in 2018 Gianluca was heard as expert by the Italian Senate on the draft of legislative decree that will amend the Italian Privacy Code, in order to make it compliant with the new European Regulation on personal data protection (GDPR). He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).