Flavia Giglio

Researcher at the Centre for IT & IP Law, the KU Leuven. Flavia is currently working on developing a PhD proposal concerning AI and criminal liability.

Flavia holds a cum laude Master’s degree in European and Transnational Comparative Law from the University of Trento, where she wrote her thesis on the NIS Directive and its transposition in the Italian law. After a short research period at the Chair of Information and Media Law at the University of Passau (Germany), she also briefly worked in Delhi, in the field for advocacy of human rights. Afterwards, Falvia concluded an internship in Europol, where she assisted the Management Board Secretariat and developed a comprehensive knowledge of the functioning of the agency and the mechanisms of EU law enforcement cooperation in criminal matters. After concluding her legal practice in an Italian law firm, Flavia moved to Belgium, where she started conducting research in the KU Leuven Center for IT & IP Law, as part of the cybersecurity/cybercrime cluster.

In the last year as research associate, she deepened her research interests in data protection in the law enforcement activities, international transfer of data, media content regulation with regard to illegal content (in particular, terrorist content online) and EU criminal law.  Flavia is particularly interested in the impact of automated decision-making in criminal investigations.

Laíse Milena Barbosa


Theo Lynn

Professor Theo Lynn is a Professor of Digital Business at DCU Business School.

Professor Lynn specializes in the role of digital technologies in transforming business processes. His main teaching areas are strategy and digital marketing.

He has been published widely including the European Journal of Marketing, Information, Communications and Society, the Journal of Distributed and Parallel Computing, the International Journal of Advertising, European Planning Studies and others. He is the Series Editor on the Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies. He is a regular speaker at both academic and industry conferences.

Previously, he was Principal Investigator of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce, an EI/IDA funded Cloud Computing Technology Centre (2011-2018), Associate Dean (Industry Engagement and Innovation) at DCU Business School (2015-2017), Business Innovation Platform Director for DCU (2015-2016) and Director of the Leadership, Innovation and Knowledge Research Centre at DCU (2009-2011). He has won over 200 grants representing over €15m in total project funding. He was a PI on the Horizon 2020 CloudLightning Project (2015-2017) and is currently a PI on the Horizon 2020 RECAP Project (2017-2019).

Professor Lynn received a Bachelor in Business and Legal Studies, an MBS (Management Information Systems) and a PhD (Law), all from University College Dublin. He has been a Visiting Professor to Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), Northeastern University (China), and Tongji University (China) amongst others. He has taught modules in corporate finance law and information systems and database design at UCD and digital marketing and business analytics at NUI Maynooth. Professor Lynn is an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission.

Professor Lynn has founded a number of companies incl. Enki Information Systems, Educational Multimedia Group and Atomic Assets, the businesses of which have been acquired by Rochford Brady Group, Intuition and Cambridge University Press respectively. He advises a number of domestic and international companies.

Valentina Golunova

Valentina Golunova is a PhD candidate at Maastricht University and part of the Transformative Effects of Globalisation in Law (TEGL) research group.

Her current research interests revolve around the legal regulation of online platforms, algorithmic content moderation, and end-to-end encryption. In her PhD project, Valentina examines how the advent of AI transforms the EU intermediary liability framework and affects freedom of expression and information online.

Prior to joining Maastricht University, Valentina worked at the human rights NGO Citizens’ Watch (Saint Petersburg, Russia) and was a trainee at the Constitutional Court of Russia.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law (Saint Petersburg State University, 2018) and LLM (cum laude) in International and European Law (Tilburg University, 2019).

Lisa Bernstein

Lisa Bernstein received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in economics from the prestigious University of Chicago in 1986. Her academic journey continued as she pursued a Juris Doctor (JD) degree at Harvard Law School in 1990, where she honed her expertise in law and economics.

Her career in academia and research began to take shape when she served as a visiting research fellow in law and economics at Harvard Law School. In 1991, she embarked on her teaching career at Boston University, where she started imparting her knowledge and insights to aspiring legal minds.

Over the years, Lisa Bernstein delved into various facets of contract law and commercial law, with a particular focus on contemporary supply chain relationships, especially within the manufacturing sector. Her academic pursuits led her to explore social network analysis and its applications in the legal domain. Additionally, she has dedicated her research to understanding the intricate intersection between business strategy and relational contracting.

Lisa further expanded her academic horizons through numerous visiting positions at esteemed institutions. She shared her expertise with students and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, the Georgetown Law Center, and, later, the Law School. Her international engagements included serving as a visiting professor of law at institutions such as Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, The College of Law and Business in Ramat Gan, the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel, University of Paris West Nanterre, and Bar Ilan University.

In recognition of her contributions to the field, Lisa holds the title of International Research Fellow at the Center For Corporate Reputation, Said School of Business, University of Oxford. She is also a fellow at World Commerce and Contracting, a renowned organization dedicated to advancing knowledge in commercial and contract management.

Lisa Bernstein’s research interests continue to evolve and encompass a wide range of topics. Apart from her work in contract and commercial law, she is deeply committed to understanding the intricacies of designing effective commercial courts in emerging and transitioning economies. Her expertise extends to industry-specific dispute resolution mechanisms and the profound relationship between social structures and economic development.

Her extensive knowledge and dedication to advancing legal scholarship make her a valuable contributor to the academic community and the legal profession as a whole

Victor Stoica

Victor is a tenured Assistant Professor of Public International Law and of International Organisations and International Relations at the University of Bucharest and an affiliated lecturer at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration. 

He has an LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva, and a Ph.D. in public international law from the University of Geneva. 

His research interests include the interactions between cybersecurity and international law. He has participated as a researcher for the Centre of Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations of the Hague Academy, where he contributed with a chapter entitled “Testing the Continued Viability of Traditional Jurisdictional Norms: The Challenges of Cybersecurity” and he holds a certificate in cybersecurity from Harvard. 

He published his first monography in 2021 with Cambridge University Press, entitled “Remedies before the International Court of Justice: A Systemic Analysis”.

Jose Belo

Jose Belo (FIP, CIPP/E, CIPM) is currently Head of Data Privacy at Valuer, an AI company from Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jose is a Member of the European Advisory Board of the IAPP.  He is also co-chair of the IAPP Copenhagen Chapter. Jose is a former co-chair of the IAPP Lisboa (Portugal) and Luxembourg Chapter. 

An LL.B in Law, Jose also holds a Certificate in Law & Technology from the University of California (Berkeley), centered on U.S. Intellectual Property and Privacy.

Jose authored academic articles on privacy and data protection at the University of Lisboa Cyber Magazine, the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy and Data Protection Leader magazine.

Additionally, Jose is a public speaker on the interconnection between technology (mainly, AI), privacy and data protection, and the effects, intended or unintended, that the connection gives rise to.

Elettra Bietti

Elettra Bietti is a joint Postdoctoral Fellow at the NYU School of Law and the Digital Life Initiative at Cornell Tech in New York. She is a Doctor of Law from Harvard Law School. Elettra is affiliated to the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, to the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and to the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Her research is on the law and political philosophy of digital platform regulation, a theme which she tackles from a normative and critical perspective. Prior to academia, Elettra was a competition and intellectual property lawyer in London and Brussels, handling corporate transactions and patent disputes.