Sharon Bassan

Sharon Bassan is currently the Jaharis Faculty Fellow in Health Law and Intellectual Property at DePaul University, after two years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University Center for Human Values (UCHV), Princeton University. She is a legal scholar with expertise in (bio)ethics, health policy, innovation, and information technology law and ethics.

The common thread running through her scholarship, teaching, and service is emerging technologies and the ethical and regulatory challenges they raise. In particular, her research focuses on the regulation of innovative technologies, such as data mining, Big Data, and intelligent systems, among others. 

Ucha Avsajanishvili

Ucha Avsajanishvili is a Policy Leader Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute.

Ucha works as an Associate at the leading Georgian law firm – BGI Legal. His primary practice areas include legal research, human rights, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering law.

In 2014-2021 Ucha worked as a Senior Legal Advisor (Research and Analysis) at the Analytical department of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. His areas of expertise covered legal research and drafting, cybersecurity, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering policy.

In 2017 Ucha served as a Legal Consultant for the Council of Europe’s European Committee on Legal Cooperation (CDCJ), advising the General Prosecutor’s Office of Kazakhstan on development of anti-corruption and criminal justice policy.

His professional experience also includes working as a Legal researcher at Free University of Tbilisi (Georgia), where he taught legal research methods to LL.B. students and supervised legal research.

Ucha holds a Master’s degree (LL.M.) in European Economic Law from Stockholm University (Sweden) and a Bachelor’s degree (LL.B.) in Law from Free University of Tbilisi (Georgia).

Farzaneh Badiei

Farzaneh Badiei is the founder of Digital Medusa, a tech governance research firm.

Prior to that, she was the Director of the Social Media Governance Initiative at Yale Law School. Between 2017 and 2019, she served as the Executive Director of Internet Governance Project, Georgia Tech. She received her Ph.D. from the Universität Hamburg, Institute of Law and Economics.

Badiei’s current research interests revolve around Internet infrastructure, Social Media Governance, Internet and sanctions, as well as cybersecurity and international digital trade.

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.

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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.