Alessandro Mantelero

Associate Professor of Private Law 

Department of Management and Production Engineering
Politecnico di Torino    

Alesssandro Mantelero is Associate Professor of Private Law at the Polytechnic University of Turin and legal expert on data protection and big data regulation at SmartData@PoliTO Center. He is Council of Europe Rapporteur on Artificial Intelligence and data protection. 

In 2016, he was appointed Expert Consultant by the Council of Europe to draft the Guidelines on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in a world of Big Data (2017). He has served as an expert on data protection, Big Data and AI for the UN–International Labour Organization, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Italian Ministry of Justice and the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM).

He has published three books and is author of over a hundred articles and book chapters on law & technology, with a special focus on data protection, big data, AI, IoT, Industry 4.0 and smart cities. He is member of the Editorial Board of Computer Law & Security Review and Associate Editor at thEuropean Data Protection Law Review.

Professor Mantelero has held visiting appointments at Harvard (Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 2012), Oxford (Oxford Internet Institute, 2013 and 2014), Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (School of Public Administration, 2013 and 2016) and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, 2015; Faculty of Law and Political Science, 2016 and 2017 ). 


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