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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  • Please mind the gap! Le differenze tra azione di rivendicazione e azione di restituzione

    Ducato, R.
    Antologia di casi giurisprudenziali. Materiali per lo studio del diritto privato. Teresa Pasquino
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Regole di sicurezza e responsabilità

    Ducato, R.
    La responsabilita' civile e penale negli sport del turismo. L'acqua. Umberto Izzo, Francesco Morandi
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Sulla natura giuridica della responsabilità precontrattuale: il νόστος del "contatto sociale"

    Ducato, R.
    Antologia di casi giurisprudenziali. Materiali per lo studio del diritto privato. Teresa Pasquino
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The Privacy of Minors within Patient-Centered eHealth Systems

    Ducato, R., Izzo, U.
    LIFTING THE BARRIERS TO EMPOWER THE FUTURE OF INFORMATION LAW AND ETHICS. CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH ICIL 2014. University of Macedonia: Bottis, Alexandropoulou, Iglezakis.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Windsurf v. Kitesurf: una "tragedia del vento comune"?

    Ducato, R.
    Working Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers
  • Intellectual Property, Open Science and Research Biobanks

    Roberto, C., Ducato, R.
    Working Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers
  • Profili giuridici dei Personal Health Records: l’autogestione dei dati sanitari da parte del paziente tra privacy e tutela della salute

    Paolo, G., Ducato, R.
    Rivista critica del diritto privato, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 389-419
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The legal fate of biobanks between privacy, IPRs and crisis of a firm. A preliminary study on the case of "bio-bankruptcy"

    Ducato, R., Perra, S., Zuddas, C.
    Revista de derecho y genoma humano = Law and the human genome review / Cátedra de Derecho y Genoma Humano/Fundación BBV-Diputación Foral de Bizkaia
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Opening research biobanks: An overview

    Caso, R., Ducato, R.
    Comparative Issues in the Governance of Research Biobanks. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp. 209-229, 20 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • "Adiós Sui Géneris": a study of the legal feasibility of the sui generis right in the context of research biobanks.

    Ducato, R.
    Revista de derecho y genoma humano = Law and the human genome review / Cátedra de Derecho y Genoma Humano/Fundación BBV-Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, no. 38, pp. 125-146
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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