Security and Data Flows in the European Union

The conference will be dedicated to the scientific, juridical and social aspects of data flows and to the urgency to protect sensitive data online, continuing to guarantee the offline security of the European citizens. A special attention will be paid to the issues raised by the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and how it affected the circulation of some sensitive data, such as data concerning religious affiliation, or the processing of sensitive data in special contexts as smart cities and communities.

Conference Language: English.

The first day will take place in room 211 of the FBK’s Scientific and Technological Hub, in via Sommarive 18 (Povo), while the second day will take place in the “Aula Piccola” of the FBK’s Humanities Hub, in via Santa Croce 77 (Trento).


Security and Data Flows in the European Union is the second of three general conferences dedicated to the different aspects and dimensions of security in the European Union. The first conference Security and Migration Flows in the European Union was already held in Vígľaš, Slovak Republic, while the third and last conference Security and Money Flows in the European Union will be held in Rome.

The three conferences are included in the larger framework of the Jean Monnet Project, Boosting European Security Law and Policy – BeSEC, which intends to support activities of information and dissemination of knowledge concerning the role of security in the process of European integration. Framed within the Mission of the Center, the event contributes to consolidate the work of FBK-ISR in analyzing the complex and different relations among religion, technologies and innovation, in contemporary societies.



Mario Perini

Silvio Ranise

Marco Ventura

Alessandra Vitullo




  • Pasquale Annicchino - Speaker
    Dr. Pasquale Annicchino is a qualified Associate Professor of Law. He works on data protection and security in the context of different research and non-research projects. He also serves as DPO. In 2018 he was Visiting Professor at FGV Law School in Rio De Janeiro. He taught at St. John's Law School in New York and in several others European and American Law Schools. He is the Scientific Director of Lex Digital-Data Economy & Law Institute. His main research interests include the followings: National Security Law, Surveillance Laws, Global Law and Religion. Among his last publications: Law and International Religious Freedom. The Rise and Decline of the American Model, Routlege, 2017 (ICLARS Series on Law and Religion).
  • Alessandro Cilardo - Speaker
    University of Naples Federico II
    Alessandro Cilardo is an Associate Professor at the University of Naples Federico II. He authored around 75 peer-reviewed papers published in leading scientific journals and conferences, including various IEEE and ACM transactions. His research focuses on high performance computing, digital design methodologies as well as cryptographic processing components. He is involved in a number of funded projects at the national and the European level (7FP and H2020 projects). He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC), and a member of the CINI Cybersecurity National Laboratory.
  • Andrea De Maria - Speaker
    Istituto Poligrafico, Zecca dello Stato
    Andrea De Maria, Master Degree in Electronic Engineering, is managing the ICT R&D in the Italian Secure Printing House “Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato Italiano”, where he works from 2006 on secure documents and digital services. Before joining the public sector has worked on embedded security (telco and banking). Has launched a cooperation network with Research Centers such as Universities and Bruno Kessler Foundation to bring together all the necessary competencies to build secure systems for the Public Administration and the citizen.
  • Igor Falcomatà - Speaker
    ISACA Venice
    Igor Falcomatà works as security consultant and ethical hacker, conducting penetration tests and risk analysis for public and private companies. He is also founder of, one of the biggest Italian infosecurity communities, an independent and hacker-centric place for information exchange and interaction between the underground, the academic world, researchers and users.
  • Paolo Guarda - Speaker
    University of Trento
    Paolo Guarda, PhD in Comparative and European Legal Studies, is Assistant Professor of Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law - University of Trento. He teaches, among other courses, "Comparative ICT Law" and "ICT Law - Privacy and Security" and, is the author of several articles about issues related to Digital Age Law (Privacy, Data Protection, Intellectual Property Rigts, etc.). He has been collaborating for years in digital health research activities, in particular, most recently, within the "Trentino Salute 4.0 Project", a joint laboratory which involves the Autonomous Province of Trento (PAT), the Health Local Care Provider (APSS) and the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK).
  • Alaeldin Maghaireh - Speaker
    Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
    Dr. Alaeldin Maghaireh is an Assistant Professor at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU). Before joining PMU Dr. Maghaireh was a lecturer in Law at the Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention (CTCP) Australia. He supervised major research projects for Law Faculty/ Wollongong University and coordinated Master of Transnational Crime Prevention Tutorial Teaching Program (2010-2012). He is an expert in cyber criminology and Islamic Criminal Law with considerable experience in the First Instance Court in Jordan (1996-2000). His primary research interests are: Cyber criminology, criminal law, cyberterrorism, computer hacking, transnational organized crime and Islamic Criminal Law. He has published on cybercrime, Shariah law and related legal issues.
  • Gianluigi Marino - Speaker
    Osborne Clarke
    Gianluigi heads the Tech, Media and Commssector and the Data Protection practice of the international law firm Osborne Clarke, in Italy. Gianluigi is an expert in privacy, cybersecurity and technology law. He assists clients with the digital transformation of business processes. Furthermore he has gained substantial experience in drafting and reviewing personal data protection compliance programs and in providing assistance during and following Data Protection Authority raids. He also advises on media, online platforms law, e-commerce, consumer rights, misleading advertising, prize promotions, commercial contracts, outsourcing, internet service providers’ liability, copyright and IP. Gianluigi is co-author of two textbooks on the GDPR and the Italian data protection law.
  • Gabriele Rizzo - Speaker
    Leonardo SpA, Aerospace, Defence and Security
    Professor Dr. Gabriele Rizzo, Ph.D., Currently Lead Scientist in Strategic Innovation and Principal Futurist in Leonardo, professional futurist advisor to EDA and both NATO Strategic Commands, Member at Large for Strategic Foresight and Futures Studies, and NATO expert for Cyberspace and Cyber Defense. All this makes him a perfect fit both for EDA TechWatch and NATO ACT Futures Work, where he is editor and co-author of NATO Technology Trends, co-author of Strategic Foresight Analysis and Framework for Future Alliance Operations, chairman of their Technology tracks, and full contributor to Minimum Capability Requirements (Long Term Aspects and Main Shortfalls Areas), framing years 2040–2060.
  • Lucio Scudiero - Speaker
    Legance and Lex Digital
    Lucio Scudiero is an italian qualified lawyer at Legance – Avvocati Associati; he advises clients on Data Protection, EU and Ict Law, particularly on the application of the GDPR, the ePrivacy Directive, the NIS Directive, the eIDAS Regulation and related European and national case law. He also drafts and revises IT contracts, advising clients in the context of inspections and law enforcement operations undertaken by the Italian Data Protection Authority. Furthermore, Lucio Scudiero has been a researcher on privacy and cybersecurity within Horizon2020 projects. He participates in conferences, workshops and courses as a speaker. He is executive director of Lex Digital.
  • Pierluigi Sartori - Speaker
    Trentino Digitale
    Pierluigi Sartori is the Chief Information Security Officer of Trentino Digitale SpA, a “Province of Trento” in-house company. CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC MBCI certified he developed the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management Sistem of Trentino Digitale. Worked for years in the field of information security, first in military sector and later in the private sector in multinational companies. Strong supporter of of the spread of “Security knowledge”; is a founding member and board member of ISC2 Italian chapter and ISACA Venice Chapter, where he also holds the role of President and CISM courses coordinator.
  • Eleonora Tafuro Ambrosetti - Speaker
    Eleonora Tafuro Ambrosetti is a research fellow at the Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia Centre at ISPI. Prior to that, she was a Marie Curie fellow based at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, where she has also pursued her PhD. She has had research stays at the Saint Petersburg State University and at the London headquarters of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). She has also worked as a junior researcher at the Brussels office of the Foundation for International Relations and Foreign Dialogue (FRIDE) and at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB). Eleonora's areas of interest include Russian foreign policy, EU-Russia and Russia-Turkey relations, and EU neighbourhood policies.
  • Sirio Zolea - Speaker
    Macerata University
    Sirio Zolea has obtained an Italian and a French doctoral degree and he is currently a postdoctoral researcher in comparative law at the University of Macerata. He has published in several Italian and European law reviews about private law topics, mostly but not only concerning property. He has also worked on public law comparison, lastly speaking at the congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, held in Fukuoka, about law in the age of populisms.




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