Luca Bolognini

Luca Bolognini – Founding Partner ICTLC

Luca Bolognini (Dolo, Venice, 11 December 1979) is the President of the Italian Institute for Privacy and Data Valorisation (Istituto Italiano per la Privacy e la Valorizzazione dei Dati), the main think tank dedicated to advanced data protection studies in Italy established in 2008. “The Legal 500 EMEA 2020” Data Privacy and Data Protection Leading Individual for Italy. Luca is a lawyer and attorney at law, member of the Rome Bar Association and founding partner of the law firm ICT Legal Consulting (ICTLC) with offices in Milan, Rome, Bologna, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Madrid, Melbourne and partner law firms in 28 other countries. He obtained his Law degree from the Alma Mater University of Bologna. Luca serves as an independent Ethics and Privacy Advisor for several European research and innovation projects (Horizon 2020) and as an Expert Coach for the Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission. Member of the PM boards of the EU H2020 projects “Privacy Flag”, “Cloudwatch 2”, “Cyberwatching”, “NIoVe”, “ANITA”, “NGIoT”, “PREVENT”. During 2017, he was 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 speaks Italian and English fluently and has good knowledge of Spanish.


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 to 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 IoT at the University of Geneva.


Luca Bolognini’s books in the last 10 years: “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 Francis Lefebvre, 2017), «La responsabilità civile nel trattamento di dati personali e per atti di cybercrime» (Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre, 2018).  «Codice Privacy: tutte le novità del D.Lgs. 101/2018» (Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre, 2018). “A.I. Artificial Insanity” (Rubbettino, 2018), a pamphlet about digital rights, Big Data law and impacts of Artificial Intelligence on human lives. «Internet of Things Security and Data Protection» (Springer 2019), in particular with the essays “Evolution of Data Protection Norms and Their Impact on the Internet of Things”, “Voluntary Compliance Commitment Tool for European General Data Protection Regulation”, “IoT and Cloud Computing: Specific Security and Data Protection Issues”. «Codice della Disciplina Privacy» (Giuffrè, 2019), a complete commentary to the GDPR and all the Italian data protection and privacy laws.