Giovanni Ziccardi

Giovanni Ziccardi is Director and Coordinator of ISLC – Information Society Law Center of the University of Milan.

Giovanni is also Professor of “Legal Informatics“, and Jean Monnet Professor (from 2019 to 2023) of “European Union Data Protection, Data Governance and Cybersecurity”, at the University of Milan.

Still in Milan, he is Professor of “Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation Law“, Member of the Ethical Committee and of the Data Protection Committee of the University, Founder and Director of the post-graduate Courses in “Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations” and in “Legal Tech and Coding for Lawyers” and co-founder (with Prof. Danilo Bruschi and Prof. Maddalena Sorrentino) of the Master in Cybersecurity.

Outside Milan, he is Professor of “Computer Crimes” at the Master in Legal Informatics of the University of Bologna (at CIRSFID).

His research concerns computer ethics, computer crimes, digital investigations, the use of social networks in politics, digital death, hate speech, surveillance and leaks, digital dissidence and human rights, cyber law, legal informatics, hacking, legal tech and digital transformation law.

He has published over a 100 papers/book Chapters in these areas. His works have been translated into English, Polish, Dutch and Japanese.

His most recent books in Italian concern the use of social networks in politics (“Tecnologie per il potere”, Raffaello Cortina, 2019), digital death (“Il Libro Digitale dei Morti”, UTET, 2017), hate speech (“L’odio online”, Raffaello Cortina, 2016), surveillance  and leaks (“Internet, controllo e libertà”, Raffaello Cortina, 2015), legal informatics (“L’avvocato hacker”, Giuffrè, 2013) and hacking (“Hacker”, Marsilio).

His most recent books in English concern digital dissidence and human rights (“Resistance, Liberation Technology and Human Rights in the Digital Age”, Springer, 2012) and  cyber law (“Cyber Law in Italy”, Kluwer, 2011).

Professor Ziccardi, who is also a lawyer, received his graduate degree (in Law) from the University of Modena and his Ph.D. in Legal Informatics from the University of Bologna