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Massimiliano Masnada


Massimiliano Masnada
English, Italian
Practice Group

Massimiliano Masnada concentrates on privacy and compliance issues, particularly in the Internet world, and is responsible for the data protection practice in Italy. Given his business oriented approach and his deep knowledge of the Italian market, many international clients rely on Massimiliano's advice to develop internal compliance programs. Massimiliano also represents some of the most important Internet and e-commerce companies in contentious matters.

Massimiliano is one of the leading lawyers in Italy in the field of privacy and data protection: given his practical and commercial approach, Massimiliano is appreciated by clients for finding suitable solutions to comply with Italian and European regulations.

Massimiliano's knowledge covers a number of different issues including mobile technology, social media, connected cars, telemedicine, cloud computing, online tracking, and cross-border transfers of data.

Massimiliano has represented many clients before the Italian Data Protection Authority on both contentious and non-contentious matters, and often brings insight to clients on compliance in the privacy area.

Massimiliano also represents many of the most important Internet Service Providers and e-commerce players in relation to IT litigation, helping them solve a broad range of challenges in the Italian market.

Massimiliano is also involved  in the adoption, implementation and updating of organisational and compliance models of international clients doing business in Italy.

Massimiliano is often invited as a speaker by academic institutions or private organisations at seminars and master on data protection and compliance issues and has written several publications on data protection issues.

Winner of the award "Privacy Lawyer of the year" 

Legalcommunity IP&TMT Awards 2016

Representative experience

Assistance to Google in relation to litigation concerning all Google services in Italy and to data protection issues, including right to be forgotten.

Assisting a number of pharmaceutical companies in relation to telemedicine projects and to compliance with data protection regulations.

Assisting international insurance companies and banks in relation to data breach obligations.

Advising Vodafone in data protection issues arising out from connected cars.

Assisting Wikimedia in relation to liability for pages appearing on the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.

Education and admissions


  • Università degli Studi di Perugia, 1997


Italian TMT team won the 'Best Team of the Year Award' in Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Top Legal


Of counsel Massimiliano Masnada is highly rated

Legal 500 EMEA

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

The new Italian class action for consumers' protection

Diritto e Pratica delle Società, Sole 24 ore, no. 2

Published Works

The worsening of data protection sanctions under the Italian Privacy Code

Diritto e Pratica delle Società. Sole 24ore, no.3
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