Brussels / 30 & 31 January 2016


Giovanni Battista Gallus

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Lawyer, ISO27001 Lead Auditor, freesoftware advocate, President of @CircoloGT, Nexa Fellow. ITLaw, privacy, security & drones.

Copyright, Criminal, Data Protection/Privacy and IT and New Technologies law are his main areas of expertise. After a cum laude degree in Law in Italy, he moves to Great Britain for the Master of Laws in Maritime Law e Information Technology Law at the University College London – UCL. Afterwhile, he earns a PhD. In 2009 he obtains the European Certificate on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence (ECCE). He is ISO 27001:2005 Certified Lead Auditor (Information Security Management System). Member of the Bar of Cagliari since 1996, admitted to the Supreme Court since 2009, he is a member of the Department “Informatica Giuridica” at the Università Statale of Milan and he is a teacher at the “Corso di Perfezionamento in Digital Forensics, Privacy, Cloud e Cyber Warfare” – Post-Graduate Course in Digital Forensics, Privacy, Cloud e Cyber Warfare. Fellow of Nexa Center on Internet e Society and of the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights. Author of several publications on the above mentioned areas and speaker at the main national and international congresses, he sides his legal profession an intense teaching activity, mainly in the field of copyright, Free/Open Source Software, data protection, IT security and digital forensics. President of Circolo dei Giuristi Telematici, founded in 1998, first initiative to gather IT law experts in Italy. He is a member of the executive commitee of ANORC, Associazione Nazionale per Operatori e Responsabili della Conservazione Digitale (association of Digital Archivists), and of ABIRT, Advisory Board Italiano dei Responsabili del Trattamento dei dati personali (Data Officers).



Title Day Room Track Start End
Free as in freedom. The importance of FOSS in the surveillance era Saturday H.2213 Legal and Policy Issues 11:05 11:30