Ms. Laura Liguori
Laura is a partner Portolano Cavallo since 2004, after having worked for an independent law firm from 1997 to 2003.
Laura advises Italian and foreign clients on personal data protection, privacy, cybersecurity, IT, Internet and Ecommerce, Artificial Intelligence and IoT. She has focused for more than 20 years on data protection and privacy, compliance and litigation, commercial contracts and all legal issues concerning Internet and Ecommerce, TMT, investigations, digital, media & technology, consumer law and unfair commercial practices. Her industry focused expertise covers advertising and marketing, Life Sciences and clinical trials, fashion and luxury.
Laura advises clients on all the complex legal issues concerning social networks, information governance, protection of databases, data mining, big data and predictive analyses, profiling and automated decision making, biometrics, cookies, employee monitoring, whistleblowing hotlines, location based services, cross border transfers of data, data breach management cases, user generated contents, data scraping, etc.
Laura speaks regularly at seminars and conferences on internet and data protection related matters, and she is the author of several articles in law reviews, such as Data Protection Law & Policy, eHealth Law & Policy, World Data Protection Report, etc.
Laura is ranked by Chambers Europe 2022 in the TMT: Information Technology sector (Band 2), by The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 in both the “Data Privacy & Data Protection” and the “TMT” sectors (“Leading Individual”), by the Expert Guides (Legal Media Group) in both the “Information Technology” and the “Women in Business Law” categories. Furthermore, in 2020 and 2021 she has been recognized as a Client Choice International Awards winner in the Data Protection & Privacy practice area.
She is also recognized by Who’s Who Legal in several guides: the Data 2023 guide (“Global Elite Thought Leader” for “Data Privacy & Protection” and “Data Security”; “Recommended” for “Information Technology”), Thought Leaders Global Elite – Data 2023 (“Data Privacy & Protection” and “Data Security”), Italy 2022 (“Data”).
Laura graduated cum laude from the Luiss Guido Carli in Rome in 1996, with a dissertation on the first Italian law on data protection and privacy.
She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Privacy Institute (an Italian data protection think tank), of the Executive Committee of ITechLaw, of The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), of the Professional Women’s Network of Rome (PWN Rome) and she is vice president of the Women&Tech – Donne e tecnologie Association.
She has obtained the Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) certification and the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) certification through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).