Massimiliano Masnada

Massimiliano Masnada


Email [email protected]​

Phone +39 06 6758231

Fax +39 06 67582323

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Massimiliano Masnada is adept at advising on regulatory and contentious mandates, frequently assisting leading e-commerce platforms. "He always understands clients’ needs and is able to provide solutions," confirms one client

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

Massimiliano was awarded "Best lawyer of the year in Privacy" at the Legalcommunity IP/TMT Awards 2016 and he is consistently top ranked by Chambers and Legal 500. 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, 2019, 2020 and 2022.

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

Continuative assistance to Google in data protection matters arising from Google products and services, including contentious matters before the Italian DPA and Italian Courts

Assistance to a global social media platform in various litigation cases regarding to the exercise of privacy rights by users

Assistance to an Italian government platform in developing a privacy compliance model under the GDPR 

Assistance to an Italian marketplace in reviewing the privacy policy and cookie policy of its website

Strategic assistance to an Italian platform for the digital invoice under a privacy by design and accountability prospective

Advising the major energy and utility company in Italy in reviewing its privacy and cybersecurity compliance in view of the entrance into force of the GDPR

Advising major automotive companies on data protection issues arising from the project of providing telecommunication services

Assisting one of the major accounting firms with respect to a cyber data breach, providing support with first remediation actions under the GDPR

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