Diletta De Cicco

Diletta De Cicco

Belgium, Brussels
Associate at Steptoe & Johnson
Profession: Attorney / Solicitor
Industry: Data Privacy, Cybersecurity, Law Practice


Diletta is a lawyer in the Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy department of Steptoe and Johnson. Diletta is also an academic assistant at UCLouvain, where she is part of the research group DRAILS (Data, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Law and Society). She serves as IAPP KnowledgeNet chapter chair in Brussels and is a member of the IAPP Diversity in Privacy Board. Diletta was recently recognized by Women4Cyber Foundation as one of Europe’s top cyber woman in its book "Hacking Gender Barriers".


French, Italian, English


data protectionData regulations


Steptoe & Johnson

Associate at Steptoe & Johnson

September 2020 - Present • Brussels, BE

Diletta De Cicco advises clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues. In particular, she assists clients to comply with existing EU and national cybersecurity, data, and privacy laws such as the NIS Directive, GDPR or the Cybersecurity Act and on upcoming developments such as NIS 2, DORA, the Digital Services Act, the Data Governance Act or the ePrivacy Regulation. She has experience managing incidents in a cross-border context, where it is necessary to consider multiple cybersecurity, privacy, and other regulatory and enforcement frameworks. Her work helps clients in developing compliance and awareness programs and dealing with global data transfer mechanisms and the negotiation of data processing agreements. Diletta holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) certification, as well as a Data Protection Officer Certificate from Maastricht University.

Mayer Brown

Associate at Mayer Brown

3 years 11 mth • September 2016 - August 2020 • Brussels, BE

Data Protection and Cybersecurity lawyer.


College of Europe

L.L.M. in EU law at the College of Europe, Bruges.

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