Dr Rossana Ducato

Dr Rossana Ducato
Dr Rossana Ducato

Dr Rossana Ducato

Ph.D. in European and Comparative Legal Studies (Trento)

Lecturer

About

Biography

Rossana is Lecturer of IT Law and Regulation at the University of Aberdeen, School of Law. She is also research fellow at the UCLouvain Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire Droit Entreprise et Société (CRIDES), where she is Module leader of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet course "European IT Law by Design".

Her research interests are always pursued in a comparative vein and range from Privacy and Data Protection to Consumer protection, Intellectual Property Law, Law and Design, and Law and Behavioural Science, 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 the platform economy, Big and Open Data, cloud computing, drones, research biobanks, and health information technologies.

Previously she was a postdoctoral researcher in Law at Université Catholique de Louvain and Université Saint-Louis de Bruxelles (Belgium) and at the University of Trento (Italy). 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.

External Memberships

Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal for Strategic Contracting and Negotiating (JSCAN)

Fellow of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire Droit Entreprise et Société (CRIDES), UCLouvain

Member of the Research Group on Data, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society (DRAILS)

Fellow of the Trento Law and Technology Research Group (LawTech)

Founding member of Associazione Italiana per la Promozione della Scienza Aperta (AISA)

Member of European Law Institute (ELI)

Research

Research Overview

Rossana's research interests include:

    • IT Law
    • privacy and data protection
    • intellectual property law (in particular, copyright and database protection)
    • consumer protection law
    • law and design
    • law and behavioural sciences

Current Research

  • The regulation of AI (in particular, XAI, and algorithmic discrimination)
  • Legal implications of deceptive design practices online (so-called dark patterns)

Supervision

  • Magdalena Zabrocka: Citizenship and Residence by Investment Schemes in the European Union (second supervisor)

Funding and Grants

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

 

LS1026 - Case Studies on Law in Society

LS2026 - EU Institutions and Law

LS2533 - Business Law

LS3032 - Commercial and Consumer Contracts

LS/LX452M - Regulation of Biometric Data and Profiling

LS503B/LS553B - International Sale of Goods

LS5811/LS5812 - Law, Business, Security: Petroleum Data Management (course co-ordinator)

Publications

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  • Cloud computing for s-Health and the data protection challenge getting ready for the general data protection regulation

    Ducato, R.
    IEEE 2nd International Smart Cities Conference: Improving the Citizens Quality of Life, ISC2 2016 - Proceedings. IEEE Explore.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Open Access, Open Science, Open Society

    Margoni, T., Caso, R., Ducato, R., Guarda, P., Moscon, V.
    Positioning and Power in Academic Publishing. F. Loizides and B. Schmidt, pp. 75-86, 12 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Database genetici, biobanche e "health information technology"

    Ducato, R.
    Il diritto dell'era digitale. Pascuzzi G., pp. 305-320, 16 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • From electronic health records to personal health records: emerging legal issues in the Italian regulation of e-health

    Guarda, P., Ducato, R.
    International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 271-285
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • I social network

    Ducato, R.
    Il diritto dell'era digitale. Pascuzzi G., pp. 269-288, 10 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • La crisi della definizione di dato personale nell'era del web 3.0. Una riflessione civilistica in chiave comparata

    Ducato, R.
    Il diritto e le definizioni. Cortese, T. (ed.). Editoriale Scientifica Italiana, pp. 145-178, 34 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • L'attività agonistica

    Ducato, R.
    La responsabilita' civile e penale negli sport del turismo. L'acqua. Umberto Izzo, Francesco Morando, pp. 404-418
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • La lesione della privacy di fronte alla "soglia di risarcibilità": la nuova Maginot del danno non patrimoniale?

    Ducato, R.
    Giustiziacivile.com, vol. ., no. 4, pp. 1-9
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • La scienza della procreazione medicalmente assistita e il diritto della filiazione: note in tema di fecondazione eterologa

    Ducato, R.
    Antologia di casi giurisprudenziali. Materiali per lo studio del diritto privato. Teresa Pasquino
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Le tavole a propulsione eolica: il windsurf e il kitesurf

    Ducato, R., Rossi, S.
    La responsabilita' civile e penale negli sport del turismo. L'acqua. Umberto Izzo, Francesco Morandi
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

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