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I am the person writing this blog.   My name is Carmelo Fontana; I am an Italian qualified attorney with experience primarily in EU and US technology regulation and commercial litigation.  I am the co-founder of an Internet company in Silicon Valley where I am  involved in a variety of strategic issues concerning intellectual property, privacy regulation, consumer protection and business administration.

I practiced for several years with Cleary Gottlieb LLP in Rome and I had the opportunity to work for a brief period in the European Commission Legal Service, where I was involved in a number EU market regulation cases.

In 2008, I obtained an LL.M. in Law Science and Technology from Stanford Law School.  Following I worked as a TTLF Research Associate and in March 2010 I became a TTLF Research Fellow.  My research with the TTLF is focused on privacy and data protection regulation.