He is a member of the Board of the Guarantor for the protection of personal data,former supreme court lawyer and founding partner of the E-Lex Law Firm which he left at the time of taking up the task of the Guarantor.
He has been Legal Advisor to the Minister for Innovation and is deputy representative of the Italian Government at the GAC – Government advisory Board of ICANN as well as a member of the policy subgroup of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Regulation of Artificial Intelligence of the Council of Europe.
He was a member of the mission structure for the digital agenda of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers [June 2013-February 2014] as well as responsible for national and European regulatory affairs of the Digital Team of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
He is responsible for the module on IT contracts and adjunct professor at the Master of Legal Informatics and Computer Law of the University of Bologna since the academic year 2001/2 and the privacy module in electronic communications as well as adjunct professor at the Master in Privacy of the University of Roma Tre since the academic year 2016/7.
He is adjunct professor of digital administration law and management at the European University of Rome since the academic year 2018-2019.
He lectures on privacy, law and new technologies at other universities and training institutions and speaks as a speaker at numerous seminars, conferences and conventions in Italy and abroad.
Former President of the Institute for Innovation Policies.
He holds a PhD in Legal Informatics and Computer Law from the University of Bologna.
He was an adjunct professor of computer law at the Officers School of the Carabinieri.
He is a journalist,publishes and has published articles and posts, among others, on Il Fatto Quotidiano, La Repubblica, Il Corriere delle Comunicazioni, Agenda digitale, L’espresso, Wired, Mashable and numerous other periodicals on issues related to privacy, intellectual property, law and innovation policy.
He is the author of several books including: Meglio se taci per i tipi di Baldini&Castoldi con Alessandro Gilioli, Internet i nostri diritti per i tipi di Laterza con Anna Masera e Governare il futuro,per i tipi di GEDI. In the field of privacy, more recently, he edited with Giovanni Maria Riccio and Ernesto Belisario the commentary on the new European Regulation “GDPR and privacy legislation” for the types of Ipsoa, he is the author of the entry “Privacy in electronic communications” in“Technological innovation and value of the person – The right to the protection of personal data in EU Regulation 2016/679 ” edited by Licia Califano and Carlo Colapietro and the report on “The portability of data” in “Regulating technology: EU Reg. 2016/679 and the protection of personal data. A dialogue between Italy and Spain”,curated by Dianora Poletti and Alessandro Mantelero. Most recently, he wrote Processi al futuro,Egea Editrice and Artificial Intelligence, the impact on our lives and freedoms for Mondadori types with Alessandro Longo.