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Launch of the Scottish Law and Innovation Network

On Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 4-5pm, there will be the online launch of the Scottish Law and Innovation Network (SCOTLIN), a research network funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and bringing together academics, practitioners, industry, and civil society with expertise in law & innovation and a link to Scotland. I will introduce theContinue reading “Launch of the Scottish Law and Innovation Network”

The IoT issue of the European Journal of Consumer Law is out!

I am delighted to share the news that the IoT issue of the European Journal of Consumer Law / Revue européenne de droit de la consommation is out! It was a pleasure to coordinate this special issue (EJCL 2020/3), collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief Ellen Van Nieuwenhuyze (CJEU), and with the authors Ugo Mattei (University ofContinue reading “The IoT issue of the European Journal of Consumer Law is out!”

COVID contact-tracing app in England and Wales: functionalities, incentives, risks

Unitelma Sapienza invited me and Dr Shaira Thobani to talk about COVID-19 contact tracing apps in Italy, England, and Wales. This was part of the YouKey Talks organised by Dr Roberto Sciarrone and Mr Stefano Oporti’ to better understand the relationship between our countries in the time of Brexit. How does the app work TheContinue reading “COVID contact-tracing app in England and Wales: functionalities, incentives, risks”

Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: The View of The British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA)

Between September and November 2020, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) ran a consultation about the implications Artificial Intelligence (AI) may have for Intellectual Property (IP) policy, as well as the impact IP may have for AI. This response was prepared on behalf of the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association (BILETA) byContinue reading “Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: The View of The British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA)”

Countering the Platformization of Education

On 17 December 2020, I will present “Countering the Platformization of Education” with Rossana Ducato at Shifting education from classrooms to online platforms – smooth as silk? a virtual event organised by Legal Hackers Luxembourg Due to the spread of Covid-19 in the first months of 2020, the activities of most universities and schools acrossContinue reading “Countering the Platformization of Education”

AI inventions, AI-assisted inventions, AI-generated inventions and patent law

On 4 December 2020, I have talked about AI and patent law at the 2-day workshop Neuroni Artificiali e Biologici organised by the University of Trento. This is part of the ERC-funded project BACKUP led Professor Lorenzo Pavesi, Chair of Experimental Physics. BACKUP will address the fundamental question of which is the role of neuronContinue reading “AI inventions, AI-assisted inventions, AI-generated inventions and patent law”

Not only Zoom. Remote Teaching Digital Platforms, Copyright, and Data Protection

On 25th November 2020, Dr Rossana Ducato and I presented our research on remote teaching, copyright, and privacy at the 83th Nexa Lunch Seminar, research event hosted (virtually) by the Nexa Center for Internet & Society, a joint venture of the University of Turin and Polytechnic of Turin. The rapid spread of COVID-19 in MarchContinue reading “Not only Zoom. Remote Teaching Digital Platforms, Copyright, and Data Protection”

The regulation of the Internet of Things: fit for the sustainable development goals?

On 26th November 2020, I presented ‘The regulation of the Internet of Things: fit for the sustainable development goals?’ at the Digital Technologies for Sustainable Development: Legal Challenges, organised by the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Thank you to Professor Larisa Sannikova (Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of State and Law) for the kind invitation! InContinue reading “The regulation of the Internet of Things: fit for the sustainable development goals?”

The ethics of killer robots. Developments, characteristics and consequences of Artificial Warfare

On Wednesday 25 November 2020, I attended an online conference organised by Rome-based Scuola Critica del Digitale (Centro Riforma dello Stato) and Forum Disuguaglianze e Diversità. I chaired a panel on “The ethics of killer robots. Developments, characteristics and consequences of Artificial Warfare” with illustrious speakers Professor Teresa Numerico (Roma Tre University), Dr Letizia OddoContinue reading “The ethics of killer robots. Developments, characteristics and consequences of Artificial Warfare”

Private ordering of data control in remote learning

Today, Tuesday 3rd November 2020, I’ve had the pleasure to e-meet the students of the “Law and Data” Course of the MSc Data Science coordinated by Professors Paolo Guarda and Roberto Caso (University of Trento). The topic of the seminar was ‘Private ordering of data control in remote learning’, a research-led session based on theContinue reading “Private ordering of data control in remote learning”