Massimiliano Masnada

Massimiliano Masnada


Email massimiliano.masnada@​

Phone +39 06 6758231

Fax +39 06 67582323

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

"He can easily control stressful situations and appears comfortable and confident, even when faced with a number of unprecedented legal issues".

Chambers Europe 2018

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.

Education and admissions


Università degli Studi di Perugia, 1997

Representative experience

Advising Google in relation to non-contentious matters in Italy, with particular focus on data protection, including right to be forgotten, cookies and consent

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 an American non-profit and charitable organization in relation to liability for pages appearing on a free online encyclopaedia

Assisting the main multinational technology company specialized in Internet-related services and products on litigation concerning all its services in Italy

Assisting the main multinational technology company specialized in Internet-related services and products on data protection issues, including right to be forgotten

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