SHORT BIO (ENG)

Giovanni Ziccardi (1969) is Professor of “Legal Informatics“, and Jean Monnet Professor (from 2019) of “European Union Data Protection, Data Governance and Cybersecurity”, at the University of Milan, Italy, where he is also the Director of the Information Society Law Center (ISLC).

Still in Milan, he is Professor of “Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation Law“, Member of the Ethical Committee and of the Data Protection Committee of the University, Founder and Director of the post-graduate Courses in “Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations” and in “Legal Tech and Coding for Lawyers” and co-founder (with Prof. Danilo Bruschi and Prof. Maddalena Sorrentino) of the Master in Cybersecurity.

Outside Milan, he is Professor of “Computer Crimes” at the Master in Legal Informatics of the University of Bologna (at CIRSFID).

His research concerns computer ethics, computer crimes, digital investigations, the use of social networks in politics, digital death, hate speech, surveillance and leaks, digital dissidence and human rights, cyber law, legal informatics, hacking, legal tech and digital transformation law.

He has published over a 100 papers/book Chapters in these areas. His works have been translated into English, Polish, Dutch and Japanese.

His most recent books in Italian concern the use of social networks in politics (“Tecnologie per il potere”, Raffaello Cortina, 2019), digital death (“Il Libro Digitale dei Morti”, UTET, 2017), hate speech (“L’odio online”, Raffaello Cortina, 2016), surveillance  and leaks (“Internet, controllo e libertà”, Raffaello Cortina, 2015), legal informatics (“L’avvocato hacker”, Giuffrè, 2013) and hacking (“Hacker”, Marsilio).

His most recent books in English concern digital dissidence and human rights (“Resistance, Liberation Technology and Human Rights in the Digital Age”, Springer, 2012) and  cyber law (“Cyber Law in Italy”, Kluwer, 2011).

Professor Ziccardi, who is also a lawyer, received his graduate degree (in Law) from the University of Modena and his Ph.D. in Legal Informatics from the University of Bologna.

SHORT BIO (ITA)

Giovanni Ziccardi (Castelfranco Emilia, 1969) è professore di “Informatica Giuridica” presso l’Università di Milano e Professore Jean Monnet nel corso di “European Union Data Governance and Cybersecurity; insegna criminalità informatica al Master in diritto delle nuove tecnologie dell’Università di Bologna.

Coordinatore Scientifico del Centro di Ricerca Coordinato in “Information Society Law” (ISLC), è componente del Comitato Etico e del Comitato Sicurezza dell’Ateneo milanese.

Dal 1984 – anno in cui gli fu regalato il primo computer – ha tenuto i contatti con gli ambienti hacker nazionali e internazionali, incontrandone gli esponenti e studiandone l’evoluzione. Ha dedicato a quegli anni un saggio (“Hacker – Il richiamo della libertà”, Marsilio, 2011) e un thriller (“L’ultimo hacker”, Marsilio, 2012).

Avvocato e pubblicista, è laureato in Giurisprudenza presso l’Università di Modena e dottore di ricerca presso l’Università di Bologna.

I suoi ultimi lavori sono sull’uso delle tecnologie in politica (“Tecnologie per il potere”, Raffaello Cortina, 2019), sulla resistenza elettronica (“Resistance, Liberation Technology and Human Rights in the Digital Age”, Springer, 2012), sulla società controllata (“Internet, controllo e libertà”, Raffaello Cortina, 2015), sulle espressioni d’odio (“L’odio online”, Raffaello Cortina, 2016) e sulla morte digitale (“Il Libro Digitale dei Morti”, UTET, 2017).

Ha pubblicato articoli scientifici in Italia, Europa e Giappone e monografie con i più importanti editori nazionali e internazionali. Dirige una rivista scientifica, “Ciberspazio e Diritto”; collabora con “il Mulino”, “Doppiozero”, “il Fatto Quotidiano”, “il Corriere della Sera” e “l’Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani”.

Accanto alle attività di ricerca, crede nell’importanza della divulgazione sui temi della sicurezza informatica e della privacy. Cura, a tal fine, la rubrica “Diritti digitali” sul settimanale “Donna Moderna” e ha pubblicato un libro sull’uso responsabile dei social media da parte degli adolescenti (Giuffrè-Corriere della Sera, 2017).

Organizza da anni i percorsi formativi informatico-giuridici in occasione del Festival Internazionale del Giornalismo di Perugia.

EDUCATION

University of Bologna, Italy, Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) in Law, Science and Technology, 2000.

University of Modena, Italy, Faculty of Law, First Degree (J.D.) in Law, 1993.

“Liceo Classico L.A. Muratori”, Modena, Italy, Classical studies B.A. (High School Diploma)

POSITIONS

University of Milan, Faculty of Law, Italy, Professor of Law, 2002-present. Courses taught in the last years: “Legal Informatics”, “Advanced Legal Informatics”, “Data Protection”, “Computer Ethics”, “Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation”. Founder and Director of the Post-Graduate Course in “Legal Tech and Coding For Lawyers” and in “Computer Crimes and Digital Investigations”. Director of the ISLC Research Center (“Information Society Law Research Center”) and Member of the Ethical Committee and of the Security Committee of the University.

Bar Exam, Lawyer, 1997-present. Special Registry of Full-time University Professors, Bar Order of Modena.

National Order of Journalists, Journalist (“Pubblicista”), 1996-present. Card n. 079240.

University of Milan at Crema, Professor of Data Protection, academic year 2010-2011.

University of Milan, Faculty of Computer Science, Professor of Legal Informatics and Information Law, academic year 2008-2009.

BOARDS

Ciberspazio e Diritto – Ciberspace and Law Scientific Review, Director, 2000 – present.

University of Bologna, Master’s Course in IT Law and Legal Informatics, scientific responsible of the computer crimes module.

Il Sole 24 Ore, Master “Diritto e Impresa”, Scientific Board, 2002-2009.

Il Diritto dell’Internet Review, Member of the Editorial Committee, 2005.

IP Justice, San Francisco, Board of Directors, 2005-present.

Italian Cyberspace Law Conference, Chairman, 2001-2005.

Ethical Committee of the University of Milan, Member.

Security Commission of the University of Milan, Member.

Infosecurity, Member of the Scientific Committee.

CLUSIT, Member of the Probiviri Counsel.

Closed Legal Experts Group, European Forum for Electronic Business (EEMA) of the European Union, Former Member.

eResolution/ICANN ADT online system, Former member

Hacking Film Festival, Milan, Italy, Scientific Direction, 2009-present.

MAIN RESEARCH FIELDS

Freedom of speech – Sexting – Computer crimes – Free software and open source – Open data – Privacy and security – Computer forensics and digital investigation – Computer ethics – Digital dissidence – Hacking – Cryptography and law – Human rights –  Cyber-stalking – Identity theft – Legal informatics- Hate speech.

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