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Mr Rocco Panetta

Managing Partner
Participates in 1 Session

Rocco Panetta, Attorney at Law admitted to the Italian Highest Courts, founding and managing partner of Panetta & Associati, is an internationally renowned technology, telecoms and environmental lawyer, as well as a certified privacy professional.

Country Leader for Italy and until 2022 board member of IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals and former ethics expert of ERCEA - European Research Council Executive Agency.

Counsel of the Italian Government (Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri) on the tlc Ultra Broadband strategy 2014-2016, Rocco has previously been a top-level officer at the Italian Data Protection Authority (2001-2008) heading one of its legal departments. His tasks and duties included, among others, supervising and dealing with marketing, public licensed operators and international data transfers. While at the Authority he has been Italy’s representative at the Commission’s Article 29 Working Party, and worked on BCRs, SCCs, SH, APIS/PNR, IMI.

Rocco also served both as Secretary General and Commissioner of the Italian Commission on Environmental Impact Assessment (Commissione VIA) from 2007 to 2012.

He has authored and edited more than 150 publications, including books, articles and collections.

Throughout the years, Rocco has been ranked amongst leading lawyers by Chambers Europe, Legal500, TopLegal, Who’s Who Legal. In 2019-2024 he was awarded Best Privacy Lawyer of the Year at Legalcommunity’s IP&TMT Awards. In 2020 Rocco Panetta was recognized among the Who’s Who Legal as Leaders in several categories including: Leading individuals; Thought Leaders – Data Privacy & Protection; Global Leaders in Data Privacy & Protection, Data Security e Telecoms & Media; and National Leaders – Data, while in the years 2021 and 2022 he was awarded the title of Leading Individuals.

Sessions in which Mr Rocco Panetta participates

Wednesday 19 April, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT+01:00) Rome
5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | 1 hour
Socio-economic Perspective
Data protection in practiceSocio-economic perspective