Massimo is the Deputy Head of the Technology & Privacy unit of the EDPS, which he joined in 2012. From October 2014 to September 2020 he was also the DPO of the EDPS. He provides advice on technology developments having an impact on privacy and other fundamental rights due to the processing of their personal data. Among the topics he focuses on: cloud computing, online tracking and profiling, internet of things, privacy and data protection by design and by default, DPIAs. He graduated as an Electronic Engineer. After some years in the private he sector he joined 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.