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Alessandro Mantelero is Associate Professor of Private Law at the Polytechnic University of Turin and legal expert on 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 boards of Computer Law & Security Review and IDP:Revista d'Internet, Dret i Política, and Associate Editor at European 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).

Politecnico di Torino (Polytechnic University of Turin)
  • Full-Tenured Aggregate Professor of Private Law (2012 – present)
  • Assistant Professor of Business Law, tenured position (2005 – 2012)
  • Adjunct Professor of Private Law (2001 – 2004)
  • Coordinator, Double Degree program in Management and IP Law,      Politecnico di Torino - Tongji University of Shanghai (2013 – present)

  • Courses:     
    -    Technology & law by design (PhD) (2017-present, taught in English)
    -    Innovation and International Transactions law (G) (2014-present, taught in English)
    -    Private Law (U) (2014-present)
    -    Legal aspects of data management (Data Engineering, II Level Specializing Master) (2014-16)
    -    Fundamentals of Law (U) (2001-14)
    -    New Technologies Law (G) (2006-10)
    -    Fundamentals of law for internet and e-business (E-Business and ICT Strategic Management, II Level Specializing Master) (2002-06)

NEXA-Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino
  •     Privacy Director (2013 – 2017)
  •     Faculty Fellow (2011 – 2017)

Sino-Italian Research Center for Internet Torts
at Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology
  •     Research Consultant (2013 – 2016)

University of Pisa
  • Member of the Academic Board of the LL.M. in Internet Ecosystem: Governance and Rights (2017 – present)

University of Turin

Scuola di Specializzazione per le Professioni Legali
  •     Lecturer (2010 – present)
  •     Adjunct Professor (2002 – 09)
Scuola Interateneo di Specializzazione per la Formazione degli Insegnanti della Scuola Secondaria - SIS
  •     Assistant Professor (2005 – 07)
Department of Legal Science
  •     Research Fellow (2003 – 04)
Faculty of Political Science
  •     Adjunct Professor (2002-04)
Faculty of Law
  •     Lecturer (1998 – 2000)

Computer Law and Security Review (Elsevier)
  • Member of the Editorial Board  (2017 – present)

European Data Protection Law Review (Lexxion)

  • Associate Editor (2015 – present)

Contratto e impresa/Europa
  • Member of the Editorial Board (2006 – present)