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Chair Holder

Alessandro Mantelero

Associate Professor of Private Law and Law & Technology at Polytechnic University of Turin.

Alessandro Mantelero is a legal expert for the EDPB’s Support Pool and has served as a scientific advisor on AI, data protection and human rights for the Council of Europe for several years (Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence – CAHAI, Convention 108 – Consultative Committee, 2016-2022). As an expert on data regulation and human rights he advises national and international organizations, including the United Nations, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, and the European Commission. He has held visiting appointments at several universities, including Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Nanjing – NUITS, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Universidad de Murcia, and joined the University of Oxford as a visiting research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute in 2013 and 2014, working on data protection and Big Data.

He is Associate Editor of Computer Law & Security Review and member of the Editorial Board of European Data Protection Law Review.

His main research interests and projects focus on Law and Technology with publications on data protection, AI, data ethics and human rights. His latest book is Beyond Data. Human Rights, Ethical and Social Impact Assessment in AI (T.M.C. Asser Press – Springer 2022).

Advisory Board


Joe Cannataci

Head of the Department of Information Policy & Governance Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta Full Professor, Chair of European Information Policy & Technology Law University of Groningen


Mariavittoria Catanzariti

Research Associate, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute


Josep Domingo-Ferrer

UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy Universitat Rovira i Virgili


Mayo Fuster

Internet Interdisciplinary Institute Universitat Oberta de Catalunya


Vanesa Gil Laredo

Head of Information Security & Risk Management Governance BBVA


Evangelos Markatos

Head of Distributed Computing Systems and Cyber Security Research Lab Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas


Elpida Vamvaka

Co-founder and President of Homo Digitalis

Teaching Core Team


Clementina Barbaro

Head, Youth Policy Division - Secretary to the Joint Council on Youth and the European Steering Committee for Youth Council of Europe


Janne Mifsud Bonnici

Professor in European Technology Law and Human Rights, Faculty of Law University of Groningen University and University of Malta


Maria Bottis

Professor of Information Law, School of Information Science and Informatics Ionian University


Maria Samantha Esposito

Assistant professor of Private Law, Department of Management and Production Engineering Politecnico di Torino


Leyla Keser Berber

Associate professor of Law Information Technology Law Research Center, Istanbul Bilgi University


Massimo Marelli

Head of Data Protection Office and Data Protection Officer International Committee of the Red Cross


Olivier Matter

Head of International Cooperation European Data Protection Supervisor


Yanick Meneceur

Head of Central Division, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law Council of Europe


Lilian Mitrou

Professor of Privacy and Information Law University of the Aegean President of the Institute for Privacy Law, Data Protection and Technology (IPL) European Public Law Organization


Vagelis Papakonstantinou

Professor of Personal Data Protection Law, Faculty of Law & Criminology Vrije Universiteit Brussel Research fellow, Institute for Privacy Law, Data Protection and Technology (IPL), European Public Law Organization


Miquel Peguera Poch

Associate professor of Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science Universitat Oberta de Catalunya


Tatiana Synodinou

Professor of Private and Commercial Law University of Cyprus