In this episode of Connect on Tech, our host, Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Francesca Gaudino, partner and head of Baker McKenzie’s Information Technology & Communications Group in Milan to discuss the EU Digital COVID Certificate that will facilitate safe free travel of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 1, a month ahead of schedule, seven member states have decided to connect to the gateway and are issuing certificates, with more countries to join in the coming days and weeks. Join this episode to learn more about:

  • the types of certificates being issued
  • how the certificate will work
  • features of the certificate
  • data protection around personal information and certificate

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Brian provides advice on global data privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, digital media, direct marketing information management, and other legal and regulatory issues. He is Chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Data Privacy and Security group.


Francesca Gaudino is the Head of Baker McKenzie’s Information Technology & Communications Group in Milan. She focuses on data protection and security, advising particularly on legal issues that arise in the use of cutting edge technology.