Massimo Attoresi

Acting Head of Unit – Technology and Privacy, EDPS

Cybersecurity Italia


Massimo is the Acting Head of the Technology & Privacy unit of the EDPS, which he joined in 2012. From October 2014 to September 2020 he was also the Data Protection Officer of the EDPS. He provides advice on the impact of technology on privacy and other fundamental rights due to the processing of personal data. Among the topics he has focused on: cloud computing, online tracking and profiling, privacy of electronic communications, privacy and data protection by design and by default, data protection engineering, DPIAs.

He graduated as an Electronic Engineer. After some years in the private ICT sector, he joined in 2002 the European Anti-fraud Office. From 2007 to 2012 he worked as Data Protection Coordinator and Local Informatics Security Officer in a Directorate General of the European Commission