Senior Academic Session


  • Ivan Szekely


  • Andrea Bertolini
  • Sümeyye Elif Biber
  • Roger Clarke
  • Mira Burri

Organisation: CPDP

Room: Online 4

Timing: 16:00 - 17:15 on 29 January 2021

• Andrea Bertolini, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (IT) and Sümeyye Elif Biber, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (IT): The Role of (Human) Dignity in AI Design Shattering the Idle of Self-Determination

• Roger Clarke, Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd (AU): A Comprehensive Framework for Regulatory Regimes as a Basis for Effective Privacy Protection

• Mira Burri, University of Lucerne (CH): Interfacing privacy and trade


Ivan Szekely

Central European University (HU)

Dr. Ivan Szekely, social informatist, is an internationally known expert in the multidisciplinary fields of data protection and freedom of information. Former chief counsellor of the Hungarian Data Protection ombudsman, Szekely is at present Senior Research Fellow of the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University, associate professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and advisory board member of the Eotvos Karoly Policy Institute. His research interests and publications are focused on information autonomy, openness and secrecy, privacy, identity, surveillance and resilience, memory and forgetting, and archivistics.


Andrea Bertolini

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (IT)

Andrea Bertolini is Assistant Professor of Private Law at the at the Dirpolis Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, and adjunct professor in private law at the University of Pisa. He is the director and scientific coordinator of the European Centre of Excellence on the Regulation of Robotics and AI (EURA, ), funded by the European Commission through the Jean Monnet Action. His published research ranges from private law (contracts, torts, law of obligations) to regulation of robotics and AI and technoethics, with a comparative and law and economics approach, and a focus on alternative liability models, product safety regulation and certification, insurance and risk management. Dr. Bertolini consults national, International (including the OECD and World Economic Forum), and European policy makers both with written studies and in person hearings, on a regular basis on issues of robotics and AI regulation, with a strong focus on liability and insurance. Dr Bertolini holds a jointed degree from the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and the University of Pisa, a Ph.D in private law from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, as well as a LL.M. from Yale Law School. He is an attorney licensed to practice in Italy and New York, and possesses the national habilitation as Associate Professor of Private Law.

Sümeyye Elif Biber

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (IT)

Roger Clarke

ANU in Computer Science (AU)

Roger Clarke is a consultant on strategic and policy aspects of advanced information technologies. He has been active in the dataveillance and privacy field, in consultancy, research and advocacy, since the 1970s. He has held longstanding Visiting Professorships at ANU in Computer Science, in UNSW Law, and in eCommerce at the University of Hong Kong. He has been a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems since 2012, and of the Australian Computer Society since 1986. PrePrints of his more than 150 refereed papers are at

Mira Burri

University of Lucerne (CH)

Mira Burri is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. She teaches international IP, media, internet and trade law. Mira’s current research interests are in the areas of digital trade, culture, copyright, data protection and internet governance. Mira is the principle investigator of the project ‘The Governance of Big Data in Trade Agreements’, financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Mira’s publications are available at: