Stefano Quintarelli

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June 14, 1965

Stefano Quintarelli (born 14 June 1965) is an Italian IT specialist and a descendant of the Italian writer Emilio Salgari. He was a member of the Italian Parliament in the XVII legislature, as part of the Civics and Innovators group. He was a member of telecommunications and transport commission in Italian Parliament during the XVII Legislature and is President of AGID (Government agency for digital Italy)Quintarelli was included in a Corriere della Sera article on the thirty most innovative Italian entrepreneurs.After leaving BT group in 2007, until July 2012 he was a managing director of the digital area of Il Sole 24 Ore, an Italian financial newspaper.In 2015 he formally defined the concept of Device Neutrality and proposed a bill to enforce it in Italy. The bill was stopped at the final vote at the Senate in 2017, after many successful votes at the Chamber of Deputies and through all Senate committees, thanks to lobbying efforts by some multinational device manufacturers and telecom operators. The law has since gained formal support at the European Commission by BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Hermes Center for Transparency and digital human rights. A law with identic principles …

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