Massimiliano Masnada

Massimiliano Masnada


Email [email protected]​

Phone +39 06 6758231

Fax +39 06 67582323

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Massimiliano Masnada is always available, shrewd and meticulous in giving the requested support; he also always anticipates changes and developments in this area

Legal500 EMEA, 2021

Massimiliano Masnada 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.

The team led by Marco Berliri and Massimiliano Masnada has been awarded the "Best Law Firm of the Year" in IP&TMT at the Legalcommunity IP&TMT Awards 2017 and 2019 and "Best team of the year" in New Media at the Top Legal Industry Awards 2016.

Awards and recognitions


TMT Information Technology (Italy) - Band 2
Chambers Europe


Data Privacy and Data Protection (Italy), Next Generation Partner
Legal 500 EMEA


TMT (Italy), Next Generation Partner
Legal 500 EMEA


Compliance (Italy), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Data Privacy and Data Protection (Italy), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


TMT (Italy), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Italian TMT team has been awarded as Best Law Firm of the Year in IP&TMT
Legalcommunity IP&TMT Awards

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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