Rocco Panetta

Country Leader for Italy 
Participates in 2 items

Rocco Panetta is the Country Leader for Italy of IAPP (‘International Association of Privacy Professionals’) and its former member of the Board of Directors. 

He is an attorney at law, founding and managing partner of PANETTA Law Firm and the COO of Strand Advisory, with partners in the U.S., Ireland, Israel, Germany, and Belgium.

Rocco serves as an outsourced Data Protection Officer (DPO) for national and multinational corporations and he is former Ethics Expert of ERCEA (European Research Council Executive Agency).

He has been a high-level officer at the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) and former representative at the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (now EDPB). Rocco was also legal advisor to the Italian Prime Minister's Office for the Ultra Broadband Strategy (2014-2016).

He is a regular speaker at various domestic and international conferences and a contract professor on data protection in a number of universities.

Author of over 150 publications, he is the co-author of the manual "Il Data Protection Officer tra regole e prassi" (The Data Protection Officer between rules and practice) and he supervised the edition of the volume "Circolazione e protezione dei dati personali tra liberà e regole del mercato, Commentario al Regolamento UE n. 2016/679 (GDPR) e al novellato d.lgs n.196/2003 (Codice Privacy)". He has been quoted in national and international media such as Il Sole 24 Ore, La Repubblica, Wired Italia, Euractiv.

Mentioned and awarded by the best legal directories, including Chambers Europe, the Legal500, TopLegal, Who’s Who Legal, Legalcommunity. TopLegal magazine named him among the top 20 most influential lawyers in Italy in a ranking of 40 under 50. 

Passionate about travel, antiques, cars, good wine and food, Rocco also runs the historic men’s tailor shop Atelier Panetta Tailor in Rome.

Sessions in which Rocco Panetta participates

Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Time Zone: (GMT+01:00) Rome
6:00 PM
6:00 PM

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