Courses a.y. 2022/2023
11593 CYBER SECURITY
11594 GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION
11686 M&A IN THE DIGITAL SECTOR
12017 ROBOTICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
12148 DIGITAL SUSTAINABILITY
12150 M&A IN THE TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL SECTORS
20601 DIGITAL PRIVACY SEMINAR
30004 DIRITTO - MODULO 2 (PUBBLICO) / LAW - MODULE 2 (PUBLIC LAW)
30405 FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW
30467 LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY
50058 DIRITTO COSTITUZIONALE ITALIANO ED EUROPEO [ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW]
50205 SUMMER SCHOOL IN LAW
50247 INTERNET LAW
Born in Messina. Graduated in law at Messina University. LL.M at College of Europe in Bruges. Full Professor of Constitutional Law. Member of the Executive Board, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Vienna. Board Member, Digital Library, Ministry of Culture. Member of the European Commission Sounding Board of the Multistakeholder in the fight against online disinformation. Participant to the Conseil of Europe Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI). Italian member of the OECD Global Partneship on Artificial Intelligence. Admitted as a Barrister of Supreme Italian Courts.
- Full Professor of Constitutional Law
- Director of the LLM “Law of Internet Technologies”
- Co-director RULES Bocconi Research Centre Baffi-Carefin
- Italian Member of the Managing Board of the European Agency for Fundamental Rights
- Independent Expert at the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence
- Member of EU Commission Sounding Board of the Multistakeholder Forum on disinformation
Director of the publishing series:
- Law and Policy of the New Media, Aracne, Rome
- Medialaws Review: rivista di diritto dei media, www.medialaws.eu
- Rivista di Diritti Comparati www.diritticomparati.it/rivista
Editorial board member of:
- Global Privacy Law Journal
- Zeitschrift für öffentliches Recht (Journal of Public Law, ZöR)
- Opinio Juris in Comparatione
- European Law Journal
- Giustizia Insieme, www.giustiziainsieme.it
- Diritto Penale Contemporaneo, www.penalecontemporaneo.it
- Bocconi Legal Papers, Review of the Bocconi Law School, www.bocconilegalpapers.org
- Federalismi.it, focus media, www.federalismi.it
Visiting scholarship and professorship:
- Recurrent visiting scholar at the Institute of European and Comparative Law, Law Faculty, Oxford
- Recurrent visiting scholar at Central European University, Budapest
- Recurrent visiting scholar (and visiting professorship) at Haifa Law School (Global law Program), Haifa University
- Visiting professorship at University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Appointments at the (national and international) academic level:
- Expert in training judges in the topic of hate speech and disinformation, National Academy for Judges
- Co-director RULES, Bocconi Research Centre Baffi-Carefin
- President of the national commission for the selection of the director of the Institute of legal informatics and judicial systems
- Co-Director of Research Group “Algorithmic State, Society and Market – Constitutional Dimensions” at IACL (International Association of Constitutional Law)
- Co-Director of Research Group “Internet and Constitution” at IACL (International Association of Constitutional Law)
- Elected associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, 2017.
- National Reporteur “Digital Single Market” at FIDE (Fédération Internationale pour le Droit Européen) World Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018, appointed in 2017.
- National Rapporteur “Right to Be Forgotten at IACL World Congress (International Academy of Comparative Law), Fukuoka, Japan, 2018, appointed in 2017.
- National Rapporteur “Internet Service Provider Liability” at IACL (International Academy of Comparative Law) World Congress (International Academy of Comparative Law), Wien, Austria, 2014, appointed in 2013.
Appointments at European and international Institutions:
- Members Consultative Committee (MCC) of the ELI project on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Public Administration – Developing Impact Assessments and Public Participation for Digital Democracy, 2020
- Appointed by Italy as Independent Expert at the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence, 2020.
- Appointed by Italy as Independent Member of the Managing Board of the European Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2020.
- Member of the Sounding Board of the Multistakeholder Forum on disinformation online, appointed by EU Commission, 2018
- Member of the Multistakeholder Forum on Disinformation, appointed by the DG Connect of EU Commission, 2018.
- Member of the High-Level Expert Group on Fake News of the European Commission, Appointed by the General Director of DG Connect, 2017
- National expert appointed by the Council of Europe, Directorate of Internal Oversight, 2015.
- National legal expert appointed by the Council of Europe, Directorate Human Rights and Rule of law, 2015.
- Expert valuator at the Commission of the European Union, H2020 GERI call (Science with and for Society 2014-2015 Work Program), 2015.
- Independent legal expert at OSCE, Representative on Freedom of the Media, Vienna, 2014.
- Expert valuator appointed by the Commission of the European Union, for the call FP7-SiS-2013-1, Structural Change and Gender Mainstreaming, DG Research & Innovation, 2013.
- National Expert for Italy in a “fact-check” project carried out by the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) of the Central European University on the very controversial new Hungarian media law, 2012.
Appointments at national Institutions:
- Member of the Board of Directors of Istituto centrale per la digitalizzazione del patrimonio culturale – Digital Library, 2021
- Member of the scientific committee of Fondazione Leonardo, 2019.
- Member of the Group of Experts for the drafting of a national strategy on Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Economic Development, 2019.
- Member of the Ministry Commission of experts dealing with the domestic application of the General Data Protection Regulation, appointed by the Minister of Justice.
- Coordinator of Internet and Fundamental Rights Section, Italian Association of Comparative law, 2017.
- Member of the Hiring Tenure and Promotion Commission, Bocconi University, 2017.
- Expert appointed by the Ministry of Justice, revision of the directive on digital content, 2016.
- Legal expert for the drafting of the white book on the protection digital contents by the National Authority of Communications, 2016.
- Legal expert appointed by the Ministry of the Economic Development, technical table on Net Neutrality, 2015.
- Member of the High-Level Expert Group for the elaboration of the national strategy on artificial intelligence, appointed in 2018.
European and Comparative Constitutional Law; Media Law; Internet Law, Life Science Law; Law and Cinema.
- Judicial Protection of Fundamental Rights in Internet. Towards Digital Constitutionalism?, Hart Publishing, 2021, 1-264
- (With G. Pitruzzella), Hate speech and Fake news. A Comparative Constitutional Perspective, Bocconi University Press, 2020, 1-167
- (With G.E. Vigevani, C. Melzi D’Eril, M. Cuniberti, M. Bassini), Diritto dell’informazione (Information Law, in Italian), Giappichelli, 1-421
- (With G. Pitruzzella, S. Quintarelli), Parole e potere. Libertà d'espressione, Hate Speech e Fake News (Words and Power. Freedom of expression, Hate Speech and Fake News, in Italian), Egea, 2017, 1-146
- (With E. Apa), Modeling the Liability of Internet Service Providers: Google versus Vividown: A Constitutional Perspective, Egea, 2013, 1-170
- (With G. Martinico), The Interaction between Europe's Legal Systems: Judicial Dialogue and the Creation of Supranational Laws, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012, 1-350
- Allargamento dell’Europa ad est e rapporti tra Corti costituzionali e Corti europee. Verso una teoria generale dell’impatto interordinamentale del diritto sovranazionale? (Enlargment of Europe to East and Relationship between Constitutional and European Courts: Toward a General Theory of the National Impact of the Supranational Law?, in Italian) Giuffrè, 2010, 1-570
- (With G. Camera), La legge è uguale, anche sul web. Dietro le quinte del caso Google-Vividown, (All are equal before the Law, also in Internet: Google versus Vividown, in Italian) Egea, 2010, 1-170
- Discriminazione sulla base del sesso e trattamento preferenziale nel diritto comunitario: un profilo giurisprudenziale alla ricerca del nucleo duro del new legal order (Discrimination on the ground of sex and preferential treatment in European Law, in Italian) Fondazione Marco “Marco Biagi”, Giuffrè, 2005, 1-330
b) Edited books
- (With R. Adorno, M. Ienca, L. Liguori, E. Stefanini), The Cambridge Handbook of Life Sciences, Information Technology and Human Rights, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2021
- (With H. Micklitz, A. Reichman, G. Sartor, A. Simoncini, G. De Gregorio), Constitutional Challenges of the Algorithmic Society, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2021
- (With R. D’Orazio, G. Finocchiaro, G. Resta), Codice della Privacy e della Data Protection, (Commentary to Privacy and Data Protection), Giuffrè Editore, 2021, 1-1405
- (With G. De Gregorio), Blockchain and Public Law: Global Challenges in the Era of Decentralisation, Edward Elgar, 2021, 1-256
- (With V. Falce, J. Cannataci), New Legal Challenges of Big Data, Edward Elgar, 2020, 1-328
- (With M. Bassini, G.M. Riccio), Copyright versus (other) Fundamental Rights in the Digital Age. A Comparative Analysis in Search of a Common Constitutional Ground, Edward Elgar, forthcoming, 2020
- (With G. De Minico), Virtual Freedom – Terrorism – The Law, Routledge, forthcoming, 2020
- (With E. Apa, G. Abbamonte), Il nuovo quadro regolamentare del mercato audiovisivo europeo (The new regulatory of the European audiovisual market, in Italian), Giappichelli, 2019, 1-232
- (With A. De Franceschi, M. Graziadei and others), Digital Revolution - New Challenges for Law, C.H. Beck and Nomos, 2019, 1-343
- (With M. Bassini), Corti europee e democrazia. Rule of law, indipendenza e accountability (European Courts and democracy. Rule of law, independence and accountability, in Italian), Bocconi Editore, 2019, 1-139
- (With V. Piccone), L'applicazione giudiziale della Carta dei diritti fondamentali nell'ordinamento italiano (The judicial enforcement of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Italian legal order, in Italian), Editoriale Scientifica, 2018, 1-380
- (With G.F. Ferrari, L. Cuocolo, A. Vedaschi), Lezioni di diritto pubblico (Lectures in Public Law, in Italian), Egea, 2018, 1-430
- (With G. Campus, M. Franzosi), Il Digital Single Market e i Cloud Services (The Digital Single Market and Cloud services, in Italian), Aracne, 2018, 1-376
- (With T.E. Frosini, E. Apa, M. Bassini), Diritti e libertà in Internet (Rights and freedoms in Internet, in Italian), Le Monnier, 2017, 1-450
- (With. G. Busia, L. Liguori), Le nuove frontiere della privacy nelle tecnologie digitali: bilanci e prospettive (The new frontiers of privacy in digital technologies: considerations and perspectives, in Italian), Aracne, 2017, 1-652
- (With R. Mastroianni, O. Razzolini, S. Allegrezza, F. Pappalardo), Commentario alla Carta dei Diritti Fondamentali dell’Unione europea (Commentary to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, in Italian), Giuffrè, 2016, 1-1220
- (With M. Bassini, V. Lubello), Identità ed eredità digitali (Digital inheritance and digital identity, in Italian), Aracne, 2016, 1-176
- (With R. Franzosi, G. Campus), Internet and Copyright protection in the European perspective. The Digital Single Market Copyright, Aracne, 2016, 1-320
- (With G. Romeo), Internet Law, Protection of Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Adjudication, Routledge, 2016, 1-400
- (With E. Apa), Codice della Comunicazione Digitale (Code of Digital Information, in Italian), II edizione, Egea, 2015, 1-728
- (With M. Bassini), Verso un Internet Bill of Rights? (Towards an Internet Bill of Rights?, in Italian), Aracne, 2015, 1-144
- (With E. Apa), La Regolamentazione dei contenuti digitali. Studi per i primi 15 anni dell’Autorità per la Garanzia delle Comunicazioni (The Regulation of Digital Contents. The first 15 years of the activity of the Italian Communication Authority, in Italian), Aracne, 2015, 1-512
- (With S. Gobbato), Eventi sportivi e diritti audiovisivi. Le esclusive tra concorrenza e regolazione (Sport rights between antitrust and regulation, in Italian), Aracne, 2014, 1-132
- (With E. Bertolini and V. Lubello), Internet: Regole e tutela dei diritti fondamentali(Internet: Regulation and Protection of Fundamental Rights, in Italian), Aracne, 2013, 1-204
- (With A. Mazzaro), Tutela del copyright e della privacy sul web: quid iuris?, (Copyright versus Privacy in Internet, Quid Iuris?, in Italian), Aracne, 2012, 1-271
- (With E. Apa), Codice della Comunicazione Digitale (Code of Digital Information, in Italian), 2012, Egea, 1-728
- Class Actions nel diritto comparato (Class Actions in Comparative Law, in Italian) in Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo, 3/2012, 1107-1350
- (With G. Martinico), The National Judicial Treatment of Supranational Laws. A Comparative Perspective, Groningen, Europa Law Publishing, 2010, 1-511
Articles in Legal Journals and Chapters in Books (selection)
- Populist Constitutional Grammar, between Manipulative Borrowing and Bad (Judicial) Masters, in in A. Czarnota, M. Krygier, W. Sadurski (eds), Constitutional Populism, forthcoming, 2021
- (With G. De Gregorio), The Principle of the Rule of Law in the Regulation of AI, in Pablo García Mexía and Francisco Pérez Bes (eds), Artificial Intelligence and the Law, forthcoming, 2021
- Costituzionalismo, privacy e neurodiritti, (Constitutionalism, privacy and ‘neuro-rights’), in Medialaws Rivista di Diritto dei Media, no. 2/2021, 1-10
- Libertà di espressione, piattaforme digitali e cortocircuiti di natura costituzionale, (Freedom of expression, digital platforms and constitutional short-circuits), in Privacy& - PWC, 2021, 1-3
- (With G. Martinico) Taming National Identity. A Contextualised Reading of Art. 4.2 TEU, in Yearbook of European Law, 2020, 1-22
- (With F. Nicola) The Balkanization of Data Privacy Regulation, in Western Virginia Law Review, 2020, 1-46
- Data Protection and Freedom of Expression Beyond EU borders: EU Judicial Perspectives, in F. Fabbrini, E. Celeste, P. Quinn (eds), Data Protection beyond Borders. Transatlantic Perspectives on Extraterritoriality and Sovereignty, Hart, 2020, 81-98
- (With A. Morelli), Metaphors, Judicial Frames and Fundamental Rights in Cyberspace, in American Journal of Comparative Law, 2020, 616-646
- (With G. De Gregorio, L. Somaini), Europe at the Crossroad: The Regulatory Conundrum to Face the Raise and Amplification of False Content in Internet, in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2019, 2020, 319-356
- The European Approach to Disinformation: Comparing Supranational and National Measures, in Annuario di Diritto Comparato, 2020, 175-212
- Metaphors and Judicial Frame: Why Legal Imagination does Matters (also) in the Protection of Fundamental Rights in Digital Age, in T. Ojanen, B. Petkova (eds), Fundamental Rights Protection Online: The Future Regulation of Intermediaries, Edward Elgar, 2020, 2-15
- (With L. Somaini), Online Disinformation and Referenda: The Case of the Italian Constitutional Referendum of 2016, in S. Baume, V. Boillet and V. Martenet (ed.), Misinformation in referenda, Routledge, 2020, 171-193
- (With S. Ninatti), Identità costituzionale e (speciale) responsabilità delle Corti (Constitutional Identity and (special) responsibility of Courts, in Italian), in Quaderni Costituzionali, 2020, 191-197
- (With E. Apa), Free Speech and the Right of Publicity on Social Media, in C. Goanta and S. Ranchordas (eds), The Regulation of Social Media Influencers, Edward Elgar, 2020, 22-46
- L’“autunno caldo” della Corte di giustizia in tema di tutela dei diritti fondamentali in rete e le sfide del costituzionalismo alle prese con i nuovi poteri privati in ambito digitale (The “hot autumn” of the European Court of Justice for the protecion of fundamental rights online and the constitutional challenge raised by new digital private powers, in Italian), in Federalismi.it, 16 October 2019, 1-15
- (With G. De Gregorio), Hate Speech: Una prospettiva di diritto comparato (Hate Speech: A Comparative Law Perspective, in Italian), in Giornale di diritto ammnistrativo, 2019, 421-436
- (With G. De Gregorio), A Constitutional-Driven Change of Heart. ISP Liability, AI and the Digital Single Market, in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2018, 2019, 237-264
- Judicial Protection of Fundamental Rights in the Transition from the World of Atoms to the Word of Bits: The Case of Freedom of Speech, in European Law Journal, special symposium issue edited by Pollicino and Mart Susi, 2019, 169-181
- (With M. Fichera), The Dialectics Between Constitutional Identity and Common Constitutional Traditions. Which Language for Cooperative Constitutionalism in Europe?, in German Law Journal, 2019, 171-203
- (With F. Fabbrini), Constitutional Identity in Italy: European Integration as the Fulfillment of the Constitution, in E. van der Schyff, D. L. Callies, Constitutional Identity in a Europe of Multilevel Constitutionalism, Cambridge University Press, 2019, 201-221
- (With M. Bassini), Personal Participation in Criminal Proceedings and in Absentia Trials. The Perspective of Constitutional Law, in S. Ruggeri, S. Quattrocolo (eds), Personal Participation and Trials in Absentia. A Comparative Constitutional Law Perspective, Springer, 2019, 527-558
- Right to Internet Access: Quid Iuris?, in A. von Arnauld, K. von der Decken, M. Susi (eds), The Cambridge Handbook on New Human Rights. Recognition, Novelty, Rhetoric, Cambridge University Press, 2019, 263-275
- (With O. Soldatov), Judicial Balancing of Human Rights Online, in M. Susi (ed.), Human Rights, Digital Society and the Law. A Research Companion, Routledge, 2019
- (With M. Bassini), Social networks e tutela dei dati personali (Social networks and data protection, in Italian(, in L. Scaffardi (ed.) I “profili” del diritto. Regole, rischi e opportunità nell’era digitale, Diritto Pubblico Comparato ed Europeo dossier, 2019, 65-88
- (With E. Bietti), Truth and Deception Across the Atlantic: A Roadmap of Disinformation in the US and Europe, in Italian Journal of Public Law, 1/2019, 43-75
- L’efficacia orizzontale dei diritti fondamentali previsti dalla Carta. La giurisprudenza della Corte di giustizia in materia di digital privacy come osservatorio privilegiato (The horizontal effects of fundamental rights enshrined in the Charter. The case law of the European Court of Justice in the field of digital privacy as privileged point of observation, in Italian), in V. Piccone, O. Pollicino (eds), La Carta dei Fondamentali, Efficacia ed Effettività, 2018, Edizione Scientifiche Italiane, 263-300
- Common Constitutional Traditions in the Age of the European Bill(s) of Rights: Chronicle of (Somewhat Prematurely) Death Foretold, in L. Violini, A. Baraggia, The Fragmented Landscape of Fundamental Rights Protection in Europe. The Role of Judicial and Non-Judicial Actors, Edward Elgar, 2018, 42-71
- (With G. Martinico, B. Guastaferro), The Constitution of Italy: Axiological Continuity Between the Domestic and International Levels of Governance? in A. Albi (ed), The Role of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance, Springer, 2018, 493-541
- (With V. D’Antonio), The Right to Be Forgotten, in Annuario di Diritto Comparato e Studi Legislativi, edizione speciale, Italian National Reports to the International Academy of Comparative Law, 2018, 349-362
- (With M. Bassini, L. Liguori), Sistemi di Intelligenza Artificiale, responsabilita e accountability. Verso nuovi paradigmi? (Artificial Intelligence systems, liability and accountability. Towards new paradigms? in Italian), in F. Pizzetti, Intelligenza artificiale, protezione dei dati personali e regolazione, Giappichelli, 2018, 333-369
- (With M. Bassini), La diffusione dei servizi di Cloud tra digital divide e normativa sulla protezione dei dati personali. Criticita e prospettive [The dissemination of Cloud services between digital divide and data protection. Challenges and Perspectives, in Italian], in M. Franzosi, O. Pollicino, G. Campus (eds), Il Digital Single Market e i Cloud Services, Aracne, 2018, 247-282
- La Magistratura [The Judiciary, in Italian], in G.F. Ferrari, L. Cuocolo, A. Vedaschi, O. Pollicino (eds), Lezioni di diritto pubblico, Egea, 2018, 219-236
- (With. E. Mostacci) Libertà e diritti [Fundamental liberties and rights, in Italian], in G.F. Ferrari, L. Cuocolo, A. Vedaschi, O. Pollicino (eds), Lezioni di diritto pubblico, Egea, 2018, 333-400
- Tutela dei diritti fondamentali nell’era digitale e contesto valoriale: una indagine transatlantica (The protection of fundamental rights in the digital era and framework of values: a Translatlantic analysis, in Italian), in Rivista di diritto dei media, 2/2018
- Metafore, judicial framing e tutela dei diritti fondamentali nell’era, in L. Panella (a cura di), Nuove tecnologie e diritti umani: profili di diritto internazionale e di diritto interno, Editoriale Scientifica, 2018, 269-284
- (With O. Soldatov), Striking the Balance between Human Rights Online and State Security Concerns: The Russian Way in a Comparative Context, in German Law Journal, 2018, 85-112
- (With A. Morelli), Le Metafore della Rete. Linguaggio figurato, judicial frame e tutela dei diritti fondamentali nel cyberspazio: modelli a confronto (Methaports of the Internet. Figures of speech, judicial frame and protection of fundamental rights in the cyberspace, in Italian), in Rivista AIC, 1/2018, 1-24
- La prospettiva costituzionale sulla libertà di espressione nell’era di Internet (The constitutional perspective of freedom of expression in the Internet era, in Italian), in Rivista di diritto dei media, 1/2018, 48-82
- Il senso della Corte di giustizia per la tutela dei dati personali (The direction of the Court of Justice for the protection of personal data, in Italian), in Diritto dell’Unione europea, Numero speciale in onore del Prof. Antonio Tizzano, 2018, 730-747
- “Transfiguration” and Actual Relevance of the Common Constitutional Traditions: Past, Present and Future, in Global Jurist, 18(1), 2018, 1-16
- (With G. De Gregorio), Privacy or Transparency? A New Balancing of Interests for the “Right to be Forgotten” of Personal Data Published in Public Registers, in Italian Law Journal 3(2), 2017, 647-668
- (With M. Leffi), Internet Governance and the ICANN solution, in Rivista italiana delle scienze giuridiche, 8/2017, 479-502
- Fake News, Internet and Metaphors (to be handled carefully), in Italian Journal of Public Law, 2017 9(1), 1-5
- Art. 80, in (F. Clementi, L. Cuocolo, F. Rosa, G. Vigevani), Commentario alla seconda parte della Costituzionale italiana (Commentary to the second part of the Italian Constitution, in Italian), il Mulino, 2017, 141-144
- (With V. Lubello), Un monito complesso ed una apertura al dibattito europeo rilevante: Uber tra giudici e legislatori (A complex warning and an opening to the relevant European debate; Uber between judges and lawmakers, in Italian) in Giurisprudenza Costituzionale, 2017, 2479-2499
- (With M. Bassini), Il diritto all’oblio (The right to be forgotten, in Italian), in T. E. Frosini, O. Pollicino, E. Apa, M. Bassini (eds.), Internet: libertà e diritti, Mondadori, 2017, 125-140
- (With E. Bertolini and V. Francheschelli), Analysis of ISP regulation under Italian Law, in G. Dinwoodi (ed), Secondary liability of Internet Service providers, Springer, 2017, 141-170
- (With M. Bassini), Bridge Is Down, Data Truck Can't Get Through...A