Stefano Mele is “Of Counsel” to the Italian Carnelutti Law Firm, where his practice focuses on Technology, Privacy, Information Management and Intelligence Law.
He holds a PhD from the University of Foggia.
Stefano Mele lives and works in Milan, where he advises large companies, including multinationals, on legal issues involving Privacy and Data Protection, Internet and Computer Crimes, e-Commerce and Digital marketing, Cloud Computing and Web services 2.0, Banking and Electronic Health Services.
He is the co-founder and Partner of the Moire Consulting Group, and President of the "Cyber Security Working Group" of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy (AMCHAM).
He also cooperates with the Department of Legal Informatics at the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan.
Stefano Mele is also an expert in cyber-security, cyber-intelligence, cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare.
For the Italian Military Centre for Strategic Studies (Ce.Mi.S.S.) of the Ministry of Defense he wrote, in 2011, the research "Cyber-security & Cyber-Intelligence: the Security of Military Forces Against New Threats".
He is Director of the “InfoWarfare and Emerging Technologies” Observatory of the Italian Institute of Strategic Studies ‘Niccolò Machiavelli’.
He is a lecturer for several universities and military research institutions of the Italian MoD and NATO.
In 2014, his name appeared in the list of NATO "Key Opinion Leaders for Cyberspace Security".
In 2014, the business magazine Forbes listed Stefano as one of the world’s best 20 Cyber Policy Experts to follow online
Stefano Mele has also authored several academic papers and articles, and provided legal and strategic insights on specialized magazines and websites on cyber-security, cyber-intelligence, cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare topics.