Vincenzo Tiani


Adjunct Professor, EDHEC Business School and IULM University; PhD Researcher, VUB Brussels Privacy Hub

Partner at PANETTA Law Firm; Co-chair, IAPP KnowledgeNet Brussels Chapter;

Vincenzo Tiani focuses on privacy and data protection.

Since 2015, he has been living in Brussels where he obtained an LL.M in IP and ICT Law.

He first worked at the European Parliament, focusing on European Copyright reform, and then at EDRi, the NGO European Digital Rights that protects the fundamental rights of citizens online.

Since 2017 he has been writing regularly for various publications such as Wired, Vice, Sole 24 Ore, La Repubblica, StartupItalia, Domani, about European digital policies.

Since 2018 he has been an Adjunct Professor at IULM University in Milan (IT) where he teaches copyright and data protection. This position is complemented by further lectures in companies and training courses and the activity of speaker in festivals and panels on tech law.

Vincenzo is since 2018 Member of Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights, an Italian NGO for which he follows European legislative developments and their impact on fundamental rights online.

In 2019 he worked as EU Affairs Analyst for the Center for Democracy & Technology, an international organization that protects fundamental rights online and works to keep the Internet free and innovative.

In spring 2020, he was appointed to the Ministry of Innovation’s Data Task Force to assess the data protection impact of Covid’s contact tracing apps.

Since October 2020 he is Resident Partner of PANETTA Law Firm in Brussels, where he represents the Firm. He also hosts the podcast Panetta Tech News, in which he delves into issues related to tech law, commenting on the latest news or discussing them with distinguished guests.

Since 2022, he is a Ph.D candidate at VUB and Programme & Dissemination Coordinator of the Brussels Privacy Hub for which he researches the topics of artificial intelligence and data protection. He is also an adjunct professor at the EDHEC Business School in Lille (FR), where he teaches Data Regulation. He has also been External Advisor on AI and Digital issues for the office of MEP Brando Benifei, co-rapporteur of the AI Act.

Finally, he is co-Chair of the IAPP Brussels KnowledgeNet Chapter for the biennium 2023-2024.


Contributions by Vincenzo Tiani

  • Global AI Governance Law and Policy: EU
  • AI ACT: This is it. Now what? Compliance challenges for companies and PAs | AI ACT: ci siamo. E adesso? Le sfide di compliance per aziende e PA
    Speaker at Virtual Rome KnowledgeNet: 5 March 2024
  • Data Protection Week: What's new in the EU (Belgium, Ireland, Italy), Israel and Switzerland?
    Speaker at Virtual Brussels, Dublin, Rome and Tel Aviv Joint KnowledgeNet: 6 Feb. 2024
  • Then and Now: The Progression of the AI Act
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2023
  • The DMA is Here: A GDPR 2.0 for fairer digital markets?
    Speaker at Virtual Brussels KnowledgeNet: 12 Oct. 2023
  • Vulnerable people and data protection: rethinking the importance of participatory design
    Speaker at Virtual Brussels KnowledgeNet: January 27, 2023