• Ph.D. in Comparative and European Legal Studies – Comparative Private Law, Faculty of Law - University of Trento, March 22, 2007. Title of the thesis: “Privacy and security measures in a comparative perspective”
  • Degree in Law (Magna cum Laude), Faculty of Law, University of Trento, June 12, 2002; title of the thesis: “Immissioni e tort of nuisance”
Academic career and teaching activities
  • Assistant Professor in Comparative Private Law since February 2020
Research interests
  • Information, Communication and Technologies Law
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • E-Health
  • IP and Knowledge Transfer
  • Open Access
  • Law and Technology
Research work

Participation to national and international projects

  • Member of the European Project H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2019 “reCreating Europe. Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe”, 2020-2023
  • Member of the Competence Centre on ehealth “TrentinoSalute4.0”, in collaboration with Bruno Kessler Foundation, Autonomus Province of Trento and the Province Health Care Agency (Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari APSS), since 2018
  • Member of the group of research on the analisys of the legal issues of the Project “TreC – Cartella Clinica del Cittadino” (Electronic Health Records), led by Bruno Kessler Foundation in collaboration with the Autonomous Province of Trento and the Province Health Care Agency (Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari APSS), since 2007
  • Member of the Project “Health Gateway Pilot” (HGP), responsible for drafting reports on the definition of standards and open systems for the release of automatic health data, controlled and authorized by the citizen, coordinated by CRS4 (Center for Research, Development and Higher Studies in Sardinia), a company owned by the Autonomous Region of Sardinia through the Regional Agency “Sardegna Ricerche”, 2017-2018
  • Member of  the Project “Rights Reserved? Constraints and Contradictions of European Citizenship” (bEUcitizens), funded by the European Commission under the FP7, 2013 – 2017
  • Member of the Project ‘NATHCARE’ (Networking Alpine Health for Continuity of Care), co-funded by the ‘Alpine Space Programme 2007-2013’ ( the Autonomous Province of Trento (project partner) and its collaborator, Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), 2013-2014
  • Member of the Project “Transjus” (Lab of Comparison, Linguistics and Legal Translation),  Department  of Legal Sciences, University of Trento, 2007-2012
  • Member of the biennial interuniversity research Project on “Software agents and electronic commerce: legal, technological and psycho-social profiles”, co-funded by Murst (ex 40%), University of Trento and University of Bologna, 2002-2003

Post-doc fellowships and Scholarships

  • Post-doc in Comparative Private Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Trento – Italy (December 2016 – August 2018); project title: “I dati della ricerca scientifica tra diritti di proprietà intellettuale e disciplina in materia di protezione dei dati personali” [Research data between intellectual property rights and data protection]
  • Post-doc in Comparative Private Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Trento - Italy (February 2014 - February 2016); project title: "Economic and linguistic barriers to the exercise of intellectual property rights by EU citizens" (Project "Rights reserved? Constrains and contradiction of European citizenship" (bEUcitizens) funded by European Commission under the FP7 (2013-2017))
  • Post-doc in Comparative Private Law at the Department of Legal Sciences, University of Trento – Italy (January 2012 – January 2014); project title: “La gestione del software in ambito universitario: proprietà intellettuale, regime di titolarità e valorizzazione sul mercato” [Management of IPRs on software within the academic context]
  • Fellowship as a guest resercher at the Max Planck Insitute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (from March 1, to May 15 and from August 1 to December 31, 2012)
  • Post-doc in Comparative Private Law at the Department of Legal Sciences, University of Trento – Italy (January 2010 – January 2012); project title: “La valorizzazione sul mercato dei prodotti della ricerca scientifica: un’analisi economica e comparata delle problematiche giuridiche” [Technology transfer issues]
  • Post-doc in Comparative Private Law at the Department of Legal Sciences, University of Trento – Italy (September 2008 – September 2009); project title: “Sicurezza dei dati e tutela della riservatezza nelle architetture informatiche volte ad implementare la cartella clinica digitale” [Electronic Health Records and Data Protection]
  • Scholarship on “Security and Privacy Patterns at organizational level from a legal perspective” at the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, University of Trento (Italy), November 2006 – January 2008
  • Post-graduate research grant (July 2003 – January 2004), Department of Legal Sciences - University of Trento (Italy) -  “Security of payment and data protection on e-commerce”

Research grants:

  • Within the “Health Gateway Pilot” Project, funded by Autonomous Region of Sardinia, in collaboration with EURAC, responsible for the entire legal part aimed at drafting technical and legal guidelines of reference for the realization of dedicated “gateway” to the controlled release of health data from the reference systems towards the citizen (August 2017 – December 2018)
  • Within the Poste Italiane Lab Project, responsible for drafting a study on the compliance (with reference to security and privacy issues) of the information infrastructure for the digital identity developed by Poste Italiane compliant with the legal requirements provided for the adoption of the Public System for Digital Identity Management (SPID), in collaboration with Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) (May 6 – December 31, 2016).
  • Within the NATHCARE European Project, responsible for developing a specific "deliverables" required by Workpackage 4 of the project and reformulated in Workpackage 6 (E-Health – Telemedicine), with the Autonomous Province of Trento, 9 December 2013 – 31 May 2014
  • Responsibile for drafting a deliverable on the “Analysis of IPRs related to management of TreC Electronic Health System, with specific interests in the ownership/authorship issues and the available exploitation and distribution models”, within the Department of Legal Sciences, University of Trento, funded by Bruno Kessler Foundation, October 8 – December 8, 2012
  • Responsbile for drafting a study on the legal aspects related to the implementation of electronic health records “3C – La cartella clinica digitale”, funded by Bruno Kessler Foundation, at Department of Legal Sciences, University of Trento, August - October 2010
Memberships in societies and scientific committees

Founding member of the Associazione Italiana per la Promozione della Scienza Aperta (AISA)

Member of Associazione Italiana di Diritto Comparato (AIDC)

Member of Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto Comparato (SIRD)

Member of the Max Planck Institute Alumni Association

Membro of the editorial commitee of Biolaw journal – Rivista di biodiritto

Awards and honours
  • Winner of the prize sponsored by the University of Trento for the best PhD graduates of the Academic Year 2005-2006 for the doctoral thesis "Privacy and Security Measures. A Comparative Analysis"


Conferences and lectures
  • "Ok Google Am I Sick?: eHealth between Artificial Intelligence and Personal Data Protection”, at Webinar "La protección de datos personales del consumidor en la economía digital", Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, May, 27, 2021
  • Introduction and chairman at the Webinar “Covid-19: un’analisi interdisciplinare tra diritto, medicina e nuove tecnologie” [Covid-19: an interdisciplinary analysis between law, medicine and new technologies], organized within the Jean Monnet TrAIL (Trento Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) Project and in collaboration with the “Comparative and European Legal Studies Ph.D. Programme”, Faculty of Law – University of Trento, June, 8, 2020
  • La sanità digitale tra intelligenza artificiale e protezione dei dati personali [eHealth between artificial intelligence and personal data protection], at the Conference “I dati personali nella relazione di cura”, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Friuli Centrale, Udine, January, 24, 2020
  • Introduction to “Session 1 - Economic Rights & EU Citizenship” at the “EU Citizenship 25 Years On: Civil and Economic Rights in Action” Symposium,  Faculy of Law – University of Trento, December, 13, 2019
  • Protezione dei dati personali e ricerca storica: quando è lecito ascoltare? [Personal Data Protection and Historical Research: when is listening lawful?], at the  Conference “Fonti orali in Italia. Archivi e ri-generazioni”, Polo del '900, Turin, October, 25, 2019
  • ‘Ok Googke, Am I Sick?’: eHealth between Artificial Intelligence and Personal Data Protection Regulation, at the Conference “Security and Data Flows in the European Union” within the Jean Monnet Project “Boosting European Security Law and Policy”, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Povo, June 28, 2019
  • ‘Ok Google, Am I Sick?’: la sanità digitale tra intelligenza artificiale e protezione dei dati personali [‘Ok Google, Am I Sick?’: ehealth between artificial intelligence and personal data protection],  at the IX Convegno nazionale dell’Associazione Italiana Ingegneri Clinici, Università degli Studi “Magna Grecia” di Catanzaro - A.O.U. “Mater Domini”, May 19, 2019
  • I dati personali nella Blockchain: ha ancora senso parlare di privacy? [Personal data into the Blockchain: does it still make sense to talk about privacy?], at the Conference “Blockchain e libere professioni: siamo alle porte di una (nuova) rivoluzione?”, Ordine degli Avvocati di Trento - Consiglio notarile distretti riuniti di Trento e Rovereto - Ordine dei dottori commercialisti e degli esperti contabili, Trento, April 5, 2019
  • Discussant within the session Nuove tecnologie e (in)certe risposte del diritto [New technologies and (un)certainty legal answers] at the “Giornate di studio - Le (in)certezze del diritto”, Faculty of Law, University of Trento, January 17-18, 2019
  • La proposta di policy di UniTrento per l’apertura dei dati della ricerca [The proposal of UniTrento policy for the research data management], at the Conference “Not for Profit: the Role of Universities in Open Science”, held at the Faculty of Law, University of Trento, October 25, 2018
  • Pannel III. Open Source in de jure standardization, at the International Conference “Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment”, Bocconi University, Milan, September 28, 2918
  • Artificial Intelligence and Privacy in eHealth, at the Conference “Artificial Intelligence and Chronic disease management”, Palazzo della Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Trento, June 18-19, 2018
  • Privacy by design e by default nel nuovo Regolamento europeo [Privacy by design and by default in the new European Regulation], at the Conference “La riforma della privacy. Nuove sfide per la PA”, TSM, Trento, May 17, 2018
  • La privacy (sanitaria) nell’era dei Big Data: “collect first, ask later”? [Health data privacy and big data], at the I° Workshop Trentino Salute 4.0, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Povo (TN), October 27, 2017
  • Copyright and University, together with Prof. R. Caso, at the Workshop organized by Free University of Bozen, September 21, 2017
  • Chairman of the session Agriculture and Trade Agreements and speaker, together with R. Caso, on Strong Copyright vs Open Source, Open Access, Open Data: the role of Free Trade Agreements, at the Conference “Trade Agreement: a Hegemony of the West or the Past for Development?”, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing (China), May 19, 2017
  • Sanità elettronica e appropriatezza: alla ricerca della pietra filosofale [Appropriateness and e-health: looking for the philosopher’s stone], at the Conference “Dalla responsabilità alla responsabilizzazione: il percorso di cura tra medicina ed appropriatezza”, Faculty of Law, University of Trento, Trento, December 16, 2016
  • Discussant at Biolaw Seminar on “Presentazione del libro ‘The Impact of Science and Technology on the Rights of the Individual’”, held by Prof. Nicola Lucchi, Jönköping University International Business School, Faculty of Law, University of Trento, Trento, November 28, 2016
  • Intellectual property and barriers for EU citizens in the view of the Digital Single Market, at the Conference “Barriers to the exercise of EU citizenship rights. Factual and legal analysis”, Beucitizen Project, Faculty of Law, University of Trento, Trento, May 12, 2016
  • Personal Health Records e profili giuridici: il ruolo attivo del paziente tra privacy e tutela della salute [PHR and legal issues], together with Dr. R. Ducato, at ICT DAYS, - 2016 edition, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Trento, March 10, 2016
  • Il cielo è blu sopra le nuvole: cloud e sanità elettronica [Cloud and ehealth], at the Conference “Sicurezza e privacy dei dati sanitari nel cloud”, within the “European Cybersecurity Month”, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Povo, October 22, 2015
  • Teaching IP through comparative and L&T approach, at the “European Progress Conference 2015: dissemintaion of IP knowledge in Univeristies”, EPO Academy, Technische Universität Wien,  Austria, October 20, 2015
  • Gestione della proprietà intellettuale e delle informazioni confidenziali attraverso il contratto [Management of IP and confidential information through the contract], Workshop at CubAct, Incubatore dell'Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari, October 7, 2015
  • Copyright and Plagiarism, at the Joint seminar by Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and University of Trento “Train the Trainer -  Seminar for PhD supervisors and PhD coordinators”, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, January 15, 2015
  • Consortium Agreement and Intellectual Property Rights within the European Union Research and Innovation Programme, at the International Seminar “New Perspectives of Copyright in Europe: Harmonization, Territoriality and New Technologies”, Bocconi University, Milano, November 14, 2014
  • La gestione condivisa dei dati sanitari nei servizi di telemedicina: l’esperienza del progetto NATHCARE [The shared management of health data within the telemedicine services: the NATHCARE project experience], at the XIV National Congress “Telemedicina e benessere del cittadino”, Associazione Italiana di Telemedicina ed Informatica Medica, at Bruno Kessler Foundation, Povo (Trento), November 6, 2014
  • Quo vadis, Privacy? Il diritto alla riservatezza nell'era digitale [The right to privacy in the digital era], together with Dr. R. Ducato, at the Conference “e-Business e e-Government: cosa ne è della nostra privacy?”, within the “European Cyber Security Month”, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Povo (Trento), October 28, 2014
  • Aaron Swartz e l’insensatezza della legge sul copyright [Aaron Swartz and the nonsense of copyright law], at the Comparative Intellectual Property Law Seminar, together with Prof. Roberto Caso (Università di Trento) and Prof. David Lametti (McGill University - Faculty of Law - CIPP), Faculty of Law, University of Trento, Trento, May 15, 2014
  • Personal Health Records: aspetti giuridici [Personal Health Records: legal issues], together with Dr. Rossana Ducato, at the I National Workshop “Dal taccuino al PHR”, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Povo, March 20-21, 2014
  • Chairman at the “Intellectual Property” session of the Conference “Open Data in Transition: Intellectual Property, Competition Policy and Regulatory Issues”, Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento, Trento, December 19, 2013
  • Ruolo dello Stato nella Rete. Privacy or security: is that the question? [The role of the State on the net. Privacy and security: is that the question?], at the Guest Lecture Series “DATAGATE: tra sicurezza, lotta al terrorismo e tutela dei dati personali”, Scuola di Studi Internazionali, University of Trento, Trento, December 4, 2013
  • Blue sky above the Cloud: challenges and chances for e-health, at the International Conference “Getting around the cloud(s) - Technical and legal issues on Cloud sevices”, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa, Pisa, November 30, 2013
  • Valorizzazione IPR, tutela brevettuale e Open Innovation [IPR exploitation, Patents and Open Innovation], at the Third Intercompany Workshop “Green Innovation per PMI”, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Povo, June 17, 2013
  • IP issues and Valorization of the TreC Platform, at Workshop-Nathcare project  “TreC project. A Personal Health Record System for Citizens. Project Overview, Security and Privacy Issues”, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, February 19, 2013
  • Valorizzare l’innovazione nell’ICT: la tutela del software [Software protection], seminar held at Confindustria Modena, Modena, February 7, 2013
  • Come costruire il Consortium Agreement per le problematiche della proprietà intellettuale nei Programmi Europei [How to draft Consortium Agreement with reference to the IPR issues within the European Project framework], at Workshop within ILO2 Project, ARTI-Agenzia Regionale per la Tecnologia e l’Innovazione, Foggia-Bari-Lecce, October 23-25, 2012
  • La titolarità del diritto d’autore in ambito accademico [Ownership of copryght within the academic context], at Giornata di studio on “Università, trasferimento della conoscenza e diritto d’autore dell’era digitale”, Conference of Rectors of Italian University, Roma, October 17-18, 2012
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Open Access, together with Prof. Roberto Caso, at Venice Workshop “Theoretical, methodological and skill development: advance level” (Marie Curie), Venezia, January 17, 2012
  • Fascicolo sanitario elettronico e protezione dei dati personali: il ruolo del paziente tra nuovi scenari ed antichi rapporti [Electronic Health Records and personal data protection: the role of the patientamond new scenarios and old relationships], at the ISH - International Security Hospital 2011, Roma, November 30, 2011
  • La privacy dei dati sanitari e genetici nel contesto digitale [Health and genetic data privacy in the digital context], at the Workshop BIOCRITTO 2011, Faculty of Sciences, University of Trento, Trento, October 17, 2011
  • Open Access to Legal Scholarship and Open Archives: Towards a Better Future?, at the Doctoral Workshop on Law and Technology, European University Institute, Firenze, June 1, 2011
  • Open Access to Legal Scholarship and Open Archives: Towards a Better Future?, at the Workshop “From Information to Knowledge – On line Access to Legal Information”, organized by Ittig-Cnr in collaboration with Festival d’Europa 2011, Firenze, May 6, 2011
  • La cybersecurity degli altri: appunti di diritto comparato [Cybersecurity and comparative law], at the Giornata di Studio “Cybersecurity - Protezione dell’informazione e sicurezza dello Stato”, Roma, February 9, 2011
  • Biobanks as Electronic Gatekeepers of Personal Health Data: Open Issues, at the International Conference “Comparative Issues in the Governance of Research Biobanks: Property, Privacy, Intellectual Property, and Role of Technology”, Faculty of Law, University of Trento, Trento, May 7-8, 2010
  • I connettivi nel linguaggio giuridico: un’analisi applicativa [Connectives in legal languages: an application analysis], at the VIII Giornata REI - Rete di eccellenza dell'italiano istituzionale – “Le parole per dirlo: terminologie e normalizzazione linguistica”, Roma, November 30, 2009
  • Il fasciolo sanitario elettronico nelle esperienze europee: Francia ed Inghilterra [Electronic Health Records within the European experiences: France and United Kingdom], at the Seminar “Il fascicolo sanitario elettronico: tutele giuridiche e prospettive applicative”, Faculty of Law, University of Trento, Trento July 7, 2009
  • Electronic Health Record: Privacy and Security Issues, at the Doctoral Workshop on Law and Technology, European University Institute, Firenze, June 5, 2009
  • The Myth of Odin’s Eye: Privacy vs Knowledge, at the Conference “The Future of … Conference on Law & Technology”, European University Institute, Firenze, October 28-29, 2008
  • Privacy e fruizione della conoscenza scientifica [Privacy and access to scientific knowledge], at the Conference “Pubblicazioni scientifiche, diritto d’autore ed Open Access. Il punto di vista di ricercatori, editori e biblioteche”, Faculty of Law, University of Trento, Trento, June 20, 2008
  • Analisi del drafting normativo e ricadute sul formante giurisprudenziale del Decreto Legislativo 9 ottobre 2002, n. 231 (“Attuazione della direttiva 2000/35/CE relativa alla lotta contro i ritardi di pagamento nelle transazioni commerciali”), at the V Giornata REI - Rete di eccellenza dell'italiano istituzionale, Roma, June 16, 2008
  • E-Government and On-line Services: Security and Legal Patterns, at the 1st International Conference on Methodologies, Technologies and Tools enabling e-Government, Camerino, September 27-28, 2007
  • Privacy and Security Measures in a Comparative Perspective, at the “Interdisciplinary Security Seminar”, Faculty of Sciences, University of Trento, Povo, April 3, 2007
  • Privacy, Data Protection, and Security in the Digital Age, at the “Interdisciplinary Security Seminar”, Faculty of Sciences, University of Trento, Povo, June 9, 2006
  • Animale urbano: tra leggi e consuetudini [Urban animal: between laws and customs], at the Secondo Convegno di Zooantropologia Urbana “Le città del possibile: la relazione uomo animale in ambiente urbano”, Trento, November 26 2005
  • Agenti software e sicurezza informatica [Software agents and information security], at the Convegno “Agenti software e commercio elettronico”, Faculty of Law, University of Bologna, Bologna, June 16-17, 2004
Other work
  • Member of the Research Ethics Committee of the University of Trento (since 2020)
  • Reviewer for Health Policy and Technology, International Journal of Law and Information Technology and Biolaw Journal-Rivista di Biodiritto