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About Rossana Ducato
Rossana is a postdoctoral researcher in Law at Université Catholique de Louvain and Université Saint-Louis de Bruxelles.
She is currently working as principal investigator at the project “The Internet of Platforms: an empirical research on private ordering and consumer protection in the sharing economy”.
She has been recently awarded with a Jean Monnet grant for creating and leading the Module “European IT Law by Design”, a new course at UCLouvain that explores the relationship between law and technology applying a Legal Design Methodology.
She is also fellow of the Trento Law and Technology research group (Faculty of Law, University of Trento).
In 2014 she was awarded the Ph.D. degree in European and Comparative Legal Studies from the University of Trento and she worked there as postdoctoral researcher in Comparative private law from 2014 to 2017.
Over the years, she taught Private Law, Intellectual Property Law, Comparative Legal Systems, eHealth and Data Protection Law at the University of Trento. She was also regularly appointed as lecturer in Private Law and Legal Informatics at the School of Specialization for the Legal Professions at the Universities of Trento and Verona.
During her doctoral studies she was accepted as visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg (scholarship holder); the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS), UC Berkeley; the Institute for Information Law (IvIR), University of Amsterdam.
Her research interests are always pursued in a comparative vein and range from Tort and Contract Law, to Consumer protection, Intellectual Property, and Privacy, with a special focus on the problems related to new technologies and their impact on society.
She is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and chapters in scholarly books about issues related to law and technology with particular attention to online social networks, Big and Open Data, cloud computing, drones, research biobanks and health information technologies.
Presentation and invited talks have been delivered at a number of University and Institutions, including: Harvard Law School, Case Western Reserve – School of Law, University of Edinburgh, University of Vienna, University of Alicante, European University Institute (Florence), University of Rome “La Sapienza”, University of Milan “Bicocca”.
Albeit full time committed to academic work, she is qualified for the Italian National Bar (2013) and she worked as legal consultant for start-ups in the fields of cloud computing, biotechnology, and social media.
In 2016, she was appointed national expert for the evaluation of H2020 projects by the European Commission.
Protection of users in the platform economy: mapping the scenario We have just launched a survey on the regulation of online platforms in the sharing economy and we would greatly appreciate your support! Please, take part to our survey! You will need just few minutes and you will greatly contribute to our research! The […]
The EU Commission has just published the results of the study on transparency in online platforms. The research has confirmed with empirical evidences that transparency is a precious value in today’s online transactions: “70% said that the information about criteria for presenting search results was important in their decision and made them more confident and […]
Transport or information society service? That is the question This post offers a preliminary analysis of the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the case C-434/15 (Asociación Profesional Elite Taxi), which has ruled on the legal qualification of the activity performed by Uber. by Rossana Ducato and Enguerrand Marique The […]
The CRIDES (UCLouvain) and the Centre Perelman (ULB) organise a lecture series dedicated to “The Law of Digital Platforms” from February 6 to April 17 2018. The seminars will be held in French at ULB (campus Solbosch). The scope of the lecture series is to investigate the most prominent legal issues posed by digital platforms and their […]