Virtual conference “Hate Speech, Digital Discrimination, and the Internet of Platforms”

I’m pleased to share that, on behalf of GenIUS, Italy’s journal of gender, sexuality, and law, I’ve organised the annual conference of the journal, this year dedicated to “Hate Speech, Digital Discrimination, and the Internet of Platforms.”

The conference will be take place on Friday 26th March 2021 at 1-5pm and will be hosted on Teams Live.

Speakers include:

Prof. Kaori Ishii, Professor, Faculty of Global Informatics, Chuo University (Japan): The Japanese legal approach to digital discriminations on platforms

Prof. Enrico Camilleri, Chair of Private Law, Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy): Hate speech and social network: duty of care and liability

Dr Kim Barker, Senior Lecturer in Law, Open University (England) – former Stirling Law School: Online Misogyny as a Hate Crime: An Obstacle to Equality?

Prof. Luciana Goisis, Associate Professor of Criminal Law, Università degli Studi di Sassari (Italy): Hate Crimes, Social Media and Criminal Law: Reflections on the Recent Italian Legislative Proposal Against Incitement to Discrimination and Hate

Prof. Ann Bartow, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire (United States): Online Sex Trafficking

Prof. Giovanni Ziccardi, Associate Professor of Legal Informatics, Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy): Algorithms that hate

Prof. Alexandre de Streel, Professor of EU Law all’Université de Namur and Director of the Centre de recherche information, droit et société (Belgium): Towards a better EU law for the moderation of illegal and harmful online content

Spokesperson of the Council of Europe (tbc), Strasbourg (France)

Please register here.

Brochure of the 2021 international conference of GenIUS

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I am Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Privacy Law at the University of Stirling, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, where I lead the Media Law and Information Technology Law courses. I am an expert in the legal issues of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, and blockchain. Holder of a PhD (Unipa), a postdoc (QMUL), and an HEA Fellowship, I have a strong publication and bidding record and my works on Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Information Technology Law, Consumer Protection, and Human Rights have been cited by the EU Court of Justice’s Advocate General, the House of Lords, the European Commission, and the Council of Europe. Outside of the University of Stirling, I am Director of ‘Ital-IoT’ Centre of Multidisciplinary Research on the Internet of Things, Visiting Professor at the University of Macerata, Fellow of the Nexa Center for Internet and Society, Fellow of NINSO Northumbria Internet & Society Research Group, and I serve on the Executive Committee of the Society of Legal Scholars, the oldest and largest society of law academics in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Most of my publications can be downloaded for free on SSRN, ResearchGate,, and LawArXiv.

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