Beata Mäihäniemi

Beata Mäihäniemi, a postdoctoral fellow in law and digitalization at the Legal Tech Lab at the University of Helsinki.

She is also the author of the book “Competition Law and Big Data. Imposing Access to Information in Digital Markets” published in 2020 by Edward Elgar.

Her research interest includes the regulation of online platforms and AI.

Gabriele Suffia

Gabriele is a PhD Candidate in “Law, Science and Technology” 37th cycle at the University of Bologna.

He studied law, and then geopolitics.

His PhD research on “smart cities” because he has found that this is a proficient dimension to connect his previous studies. He is particularly interested in how to propose, describe and (eventually) obtain a “legal resilience” in the information society.

Massimo Farina

Massimo Farina, is Assistant Professor of “Computer Law” and of “Digital Forensics” at University of Cagliari. 

He obtained the National Scientific Qualification for the Sector 12/H3 – philosophy of Law – Second Level (Associate Professor). He is a member of the National Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT). He is currently Data Protection Officer at University of Cagliari (Italy), Coordinator of ICT4Law&Forensics and Founder of the network DirICTo.

He received a MSc. in Law in 2001 at the University of Cagliari and a PhD in Law and New Technologies in 2006 at the University of Bologna. Moreover, in 2011 Massimo Farina obtained the Second level Master in “Computer law, theory and technique of legislation” (University of Roma, Sapienza); in 2019 he obtained the Second level Master in “Data Protection Officer and privacy law” (University of Napoli, Suor Orsola Benincasa); in 2021 he obtained the Second level Master in Internet of the Humans and Things (University of Roma, Tor Vergata). In 2015 and 2019 he was visiting professor at the Department of Electronics and Computers of the University of Transylvania in Brasov in Romania, in 2014 at the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao, University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) in Spain and in 2018 at University of Montevideo, Uruguay. Since 2003 he has been lecturer for Graduate school for the legal professions (University of Cagliari. He is Jean Monnet Key Staff of EU Data Governance, Cybersecurity and Digital Fundamental Rights (University of Milan). He is International Research Fellows of the Information Society Law Center – Coordinated Research Center in “Information Society Law” (University of Milan). He has been involved in several national and international research projects. Massimo Farina is currently director of the series Editorial “Diritto dell’Informatica e delle Nuove Tecnologie (computer and new technologies law)” by Key Editor. Also, he is author and co-author of an extensive list of books and articles published in legal scientific journals. Massimo Farina is member of ANDIG (National Association of Computer Law Professors) and is member of Net4U (Networks for Humans laboratory). His research interests are in data protection, computer crimes, digital forensics, cybersecurity, internet of things and artificial intelligence.

Maria Lubomira Kubica

Maria Lubomira Kubica is a member of the European Law Institute, ELI’s Special Interest Groups on Global Private Law and Digital Law, American Society of Comparative Law, REDIJEA and the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Her research focuses mainly on Contract, Tort and Digital Law.

She holds a degree in Law from the Jagiellonian University of Cracow, Poland (2004), an international PhD in Civil and Comparative Law from the University of Girona, Spain (2015) and is an associate lawyer in the Lucena Bar Association (Córdoba, Spain).

Since 2016, she has been a civil and comparative law Assistant Professor at Loyola University of Andalusia, previously a civil law lecturer at the Universities of Girona and Pablo de Olavide in Seville, as well as a FPI pre-doctoral scholar of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. She has completed several research stays abroad, including: a research stay at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina (United States), at the University of Torun (Poland), University of Hamburg (Germany), Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law of Hamburg (Germany; twice: in 2013 and 2018), University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), European University Institute of Florence (Italy), University of Münster (Germany) and Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne. She is an author of several books and doctrinal articles, winner of the second prize of the Center for Financial Studies within the module “Civil and Commercial Law” for the article “The Conversion of European Savings Banks in Public Limited Companies – a ‘Legal Transplant’ from Comparative Law” and of the Prize for the Promotion of Procedural Law instituted by the Basque Institute of Procedural Law in the 6th edition of 2016 for the article “The Reversal of the Burden of Proof in Tort Law. A short history of the burden of proof”. She has been distinguished with special mention in the XVIII “Sancho Rebullida” Award, 2016 edition, for the best doctoral thesis in Civil Law for the thesis “Risk and Strict Liability” directed by Prof. Dr. Miquel Martín Casals and defended on 02.09. 2015 at University of Girona and was a recipient of the YCC SCHOLARSHIP EXCHANGE PROGRAM of the American Society of Comparative Law in 2019.

Eka Nugraha Putra

Eka Putra is a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) candidate at Indiana University – Maurer School of Law, the United States.

His research focuses on criminal law, cyberlaw, free speech, and media law. Since 2019, Eka is also working as a legal advisor at BULLY ID, Indonesia, a platform that focuses on protecting cyberbullying and online harassment victims through three services: relationship health check, revenge porn report, and legal and psychological counseling with licensed experts.

Eka was selected as Digital Forensic Lab’s Scholar (2021), the project provides training for scholars in combating disinformation, protecting the integrity of information, and fostering media literacy and resilience in their regions. He was also involved in Indiana University’s Diplomacy Lab (2020), a collaboration project with the U.S. Department of State on researching several countries’ compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Starting in February 2021, Eka is working as a research fellow for Criminal Law, Cyberlaw, Free Speech, and Media Law at International NGO for Indonesian Development (INFID).

In 2022, Eka joined the Research Center of Education and Policy (Pusat Studi Pendidikan Kebijakan), Indonesia as a legal consultant and researcher. He was selected as an International Research Fellow at the Information Society Law Center at the University of Milan, Italy for 2022-2023. Eka received Fulbright Scholarship (2018) and AIFIS – Luce Fellowship (2019-2020) for his research entitled “Criminal Defamation and Free Expression in the Digital Age.”

Elisabetta Stringhi

Elisabetta Stringhi is a young professional in the field of law, with a particular focus on privacy and new technologies. She recently won the “Best Thesis Award – IV Edition” from the Center for Privacy and New Technologies Studies. Her master’s thesis has been transformed into a monograph that examines the legal interpretations and approaches to combat the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. Elisabetta’s research focuses on the impact of data governance choices on fundamental rights, with special attention to social inclusion.

In her work, Elisabetta provides a detailed analysis of international and EU laws, evaluating the policies and responsibilities of online platforms in the context of digital violence. Her goal is to contribute to the ongoing public and academic debate on data protection and innovation, while also promoting a safer online environment for users.

Zoltán Gyurász

Zoltán Gyurász is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of theory and history of the state and law at the Department of Theory of Law and Philosophy of Law. At the same time, he works at the Institute of Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Law, Comenius University in Bratislava.

In his publishing activities, he focuses mainly on the legal aspects of new technologies. His pedagogical activity focuses on the field of Theory of Law and Legal Informatics.

Luca Tosoni

Denitza Toptchiyska

Denitza Toptchiyska is an Associate professor of Law at the New Bulgarian University since 2016 lecturing on General Theory of Law and Information Society Law.

After graduating in Law and obtaining a Doctoral degree with a dissertation on the topic of EU Data Protection Policy at Sofia University, she worked as a legal expert at the Communications Regulation Commission. She is the author of the monography “The Rule of Law. Theoretical aspects” and specialised publications in the field of legal theory, data protection and freedom of information.

In the academic year 2020-2021 Denitza Toptchiyska was a Fulbright visiting research scholar at the University of Notre Dame, USA and a visiting scholar at the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France working on her comparative research project “Law, governance and new technologies: US and EU regulatory approaches.

Gianluigi Maria Riva

Gianluigi Maria Riva is an Attorney at Law with specialisation in Data Protection, Private and Tech law with a Marie Curie PhD in Privacy, Ethics and New Technologies from University College Dublin, College of Law and Social Sciences.

His research focuses on data protection issues concerning dark patterns and their influence over consumers’ decision-making manipulation. He addresses invasive technologies, such as Smart Speakers, the Internet of Things, Brain-Computer Interfaces and Wearable devices. During his doctorate,  Dr. Riva performed a Fulbright-Shuman Visiting period at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Media Lab, in “Human Dynamics” group where he addressed the topic of Data Cooperatives and dealt with the EU-US legal Privacy systems comparison focusing on genetic and biometric profiling.

Gianluigi Maria Riva is affiliated with the UCD School of Information and Communication studies and he is a non residential Connection Science fellow at the MIT Media Lab, and has been part of the European Project H2020 TEAM-ITN (Technology Enabled Mental Health for young people). As part of his research, he collaborated with Telefonica Innovaciò Alpha (Alpha Health) in Barcelona to develop integrated governance plans of Ethics and Privacy by Design in the HCI context. He represents Ireland as a member of the management committee of numerous European COST Actions (on “Problematic Usage of the Internet”, on “Privacy and Security”, on “Researcher Mental Health”,  and as a substitute member on “China in Europe Research Network”). He is also the appointed Privacy expert for the H2020 Twinning Project REINITIALISE (pREservIng fuNdamental rIghTs In the use of digitAl technoLogIes for e-health ServicEs) within UCD, the University of Macerata and the Marie Curie University, and appointed Lead Guest Editor for the Frontiers in Human Dynamics’ special issue on Brain-Machine Interaction and Privacy of the Mind. In 2022 He has been awarded as best innovator from the Marie Curie Alumni Association.

Gianluigi Maria Riva has been a Teaching and Research Assistant in Legal Informatics and Logic at the University of Pavia, School of Law, and in Information Ethics/Digital Ethics at the UCD, School of ICS. He coordinates a seminar cycle in Fundamentals of Law and Data Protection at the University of Pavia, School of Forensic Medicine. In addition, he also performs consultancy services for legal strategy and data management for law firms and companies in Privacy and New Technologies matters. He is a member of the European MSCA Action’s Policy Working Group – Core group + Science Diplomacy task forces – and co-founder and executive member of the MCAA Ethics Committee; of the Group of Neurotheoretics and Sciences of the Mind of the I.R.C.C.S. Fondazione Istituto Neurologico C. Mondino of Pavia, where he is part of the Board and the Scientific Committee; of the HCI Research group of the UCD; of the Centre for Human Rights and Business Law and Regulation Research at the UCD Southern School of Law; of the IEEE; and member of the AssoDPO’s Scientific Committee for Artificial Intelligence. He has been the co-founder of ELSA (European Law Student Association) at the University of Pavia and founder of the University brotherhood SOARL at the University of Pavia. Prior to joining academia, He worked as a Military Police Officer in confidential services,  a Commercial Manager for Industry, a Business Developer in a startup seed, a litigation Attorney at the Bar of Pavia and a Legal and data Protection consultant.