Raffaele Zallone is the founding and managing partner of Studio Legale Zallone in Milano (Italy). Mr. Zallone is professor of IT Law at the Bocconi University in Milano and Chairman of the ITC Committee of the European Lawyers Association (UAE). He is the author of several books on IT contracts, privacy, and Internet.

Mr. Zallone and his firm focus on drafting and negotiating outsourcing contracts, on intellectual property issues, on e-commerce, and data privacy matters. On this last topic, he has been active since 1982, when he was member of the panel group of the Italian Federation of Employers (Confindustria) who contributed to the early proposals for Data protection Law in Italy.

Mr. Zallone has been supporting customers in the health sector, working on the issues of sensitive personal data being processed by public entities as well as private health care undertakings. He also gives regular advice to large financial and insurance businesses and large distribution and retail chains on matters like customer profiling, fidelity programs, security and surveillance systems, e-commerce, customer satisfaction surveys, etc. Consistent with his early involvement in labor matters and privacy of employees’ data, Mr. Zallone advises clients on the implications of data protection in the workplace. The extensive use of technologies in the workplace raise several issues that Mr. Zallone has analyzed in depth in several different scenarios and environments, giving advice and support on a highly sensitive issue.