Alessandro Mantelero

Professor of Private Law and Innovation and International Transactions law

Department of Management and Production Engineering
Nexa Center for Internet and Society
Politecnico di Torino    

Alesssandro Mantelero is full-tenured aggregate professor of Private Law and of Innovation & International Transactions Law at the Polytechnic University of Turin. He is Director of Privacy at the Nexa Center for Internet & Society (Polytechnic University of Turin), part-time expert at the Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, and programme coordinator of the Double Degree program in Management and IP Law (Polytechnic University of Turin – Tongji University of Shanghai). In 2016, he has been appointed Expert Consultant by the Council of Europe to draft the new Guidelines on the application of data protection principles to Big Data.

His writing and teaching are in the fields of law and technology, with special interests in data protection, Big Data, IoT, robotics, and e-government. During the last three years, he investigated the legal issues concerning the use of Big Data analytics, adopting an interdisciplinary approach in the analysis of the individual and collective implications of data-driven decision-making processes.

He 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 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, 2015; Faculty of Law and Political Science, 2016). ). He is member of the Policy Committee of the Global Network Initiative.


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