Laura is a partner of the firm Portolano Cavallo. She has focused for more than 25 years on all legal issues concerning personal data protection, privacy, IT law, contracts.
She advises Italian and foreign clients on personal data protection and privacy compliance and litigation, cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and IoT, Internet and e-Commerce, 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, content sharing platforms, 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 is a member of the Italian Privacy Institute’s Scientific Committee, she is Secretary General of the Executive Committee of ITechLaw, she is a member of The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She is vice president of the Women&Tech – Donne e tecnologie Association, an association promoting the inclusion of women in the technology industry and the overcoming of gender stereotypes.
She graduated from the LUISS Guido Carli School of Law in 1996 with a dissertation on the first privacy law in Italy.