Dr Rossana Ducato

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

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Dr Rossana Ducato
Dr Rossana Ducato

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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 and Affiliations

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)

Research 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

Publications 

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  • Jani McCutcheon, Ana Ramalho (Eds), International perspectives on disability exceptions in copyright law and the visual arts: Feeling art.

    Ducato, R.

    EU Law Live

    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles

  • Remote teaching in the post-pandemic university: a study of copyright and data protection terms of online services

    Ducato, R., Jutte, B. J., Priora, G., Angiolini, C., Giannopoulou, A., Pascault, L., Schneider, G.

    Postpandemicuniversity.net (Blog).

    Other Contributions: Other Contributions

  • Remote Teaching During the Emergency and Beyond: Four Open Privacy and Data Protection Issues of ‘Platformised’ Education

    Angiolini, C., Ducato, R., Giannopoulou, A., Schneider, G.

    Opinio Juris in Comparatione, pp. 45-72

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Scritto nelle stelle: Un’analisi giuridica dei sistemi di rating nella piattaforma Uber alla luce della normativa sulla protezione dei dati personali (Written in the stars: A data protection assessment of Uber’s rating system )

    Ducato, R.

    Diritto & questioni pubbliche, vol. 2020, no. Special Issue, pp. 81-105

    Contributions to Journals: Special Issues

  • Emergency Remote Teaching: a study of copyright and data protection policies of popular online services (Part II)

    Ducato, R., Priora, G., Angiolini, C., Giannopoulou, A., Jutte, B. J., Noto La Diega, G., Pascault, L., Schneider, G.

    Kluwer Copyright Blog (Blog).

    Other Contributions: Other Contributions

  • Emergency Remote Teaching: a study of copyright and data protection policies of popular online services (Part I)

    Ducato, R., Priora, G., Angiolini, C., Giannopoulou, A., Jutte, B. J., Noto La Diega, G., Pascault, L., Schneider, G.

    Kluwer Copyright Blog (Blogpost).

    Other Contributions: Other Contributions

  • One Hashtag to Rule Them All?: Mandated Disclosures and Design Duties in Influencer Marketing Practices

    Ducato, R.

    The Regulation of Social Media Influencers. Goanta, C., Ranchordas, S. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 232-273, 41 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Data protection, scientific research, and the role of information

    Ducato, R.

    Working Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers

  • Didattica di emergenza o Emergency Remote Teaching: un’analisi empirica in tema di privacy e diritto d’autore dei termini e condizioni dei servizi online più diffusi

    Ducato, R., Priora, G., Angiolini, C., Giannopoulou, A., Jutte, B. J., Noto La Diega, G., Pascault, L., Schneider, G.

    Working Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers

  • Private Ordering of Online Platforms in Smart Urban Mobility: The Case of Uber’s Rating System

    Ducato, R.

    Smart Urban Mobility as a Regulatory Challenge. Finck, M., Lamping, M., Moscon, V., Richter, H. (eds.). Springer, pp. 301-323

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Information duties between consumer and data protection in the "Internet of Platforms": Promoting Awareness by Design

    Ducato, R., Strowel, A.

    Droit de la consommation, vol. 122-123, no. 5, pp. 123-149

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • De iurisprudentia picturata: brief notes on law and visualisation

    Ducato, R.

    Journal of Open Access to Law, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1-10

    Contributions to Journals: Editorials

  • Limitations to Text and Data Mining and Consumer Empowerment: Making the Case for a Right to 'Machine Legibility'

    Ducato, R., Strowel, A.

    The International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 649-684

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Legal Design Patterns: Towards a new Language for Legal Information Design

    Ducato, R.

    Jusletter IT : Die Zeitschrift fuer IT und Recht

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Special issue on visual law

    Ducato, R.

    Journal of Open Access to Law, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • When Design Met Law: Design Patterns for Information Transparency

    Rossi, A., Ducato, R., Haapio, H., Passera, S.

    Droit de la consommation, vol. 122-123, no. 5, pp. 79-121

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • I dati biometrici

    Ducato, R.

    I dati personali nel diritto europeo. Vincenzo Cuffaro Roberto D'Orazio, V. R. (ed.). Giappichelli

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • La nozione di professionista al vaglio della Corte di Giustizia dell’Unione europea. Commento a sentenza CJEU del 4 ottobre 2018 (Case C-105/17)

    Ducato, R.

    Antologia di casi giurisprudenziali. Materiali per lo studio del diritto privato. Teresa, P. (ed.). Giappichelli

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Protection of users in the platform economy: a European perspective

    Ducato, R., Marique, E., Wattecamps, C., Strowel, A., Kleczewski, A.

    Working Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers

  • Come to the Dark Side, We Have Patterns: Choice Architecture and Design for (Un)informed Consent

    Ducato, R., Marique, E.

    Gikii Conference 2018

    Contributions to Conferences: Abstracts

  • Legal issues in governing genetic biobanks: the Italian framework as a case study for the implications for citizen’s health through public-private initiatives

    Piciocchi, C., Ducato, R., Martinelli, L., Perra, S., Tomasi, M., Zuddas, C., Mascalzoni, D.

    Journal of Community Genetics, vol. 9, pp. 177-190

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Customer ratings as a vector for discrimination in employment relations? Pathways and pitfalls for legal remedies

    Ducato, R., Kullmann, M., Rocca, M.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • Droni per il Search and Rescue in Aree Valanghive: Profili Privatistici

    Ducato, R.

    Diritto dei droni. Aiello, G. F., Biasiotti, M. A., Palmerini, E. (eds.). Giuffrè

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • House of Terms: Fixing the Information Paradigm with Legal Design

    Ducato, R.

    Contributions to Conferences: Posters

  • Limitations to Text and Data Mining and Consumer Empowerment Making the Case for a Right to “Machine Legibility”

    Ducato, R., Strowel, A.

    Working Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • Open bioinformation in the life sciences as a gatekeeper for innovation and development

    Caso, R., Ducato, R.

    Law, Development and Innovation. Bellantuono Giuseppe, Lara Fabiano Teodoro

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • 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

  • Is Gattaca already here? An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Forensic Landscape of Biobanks

    Ducato, R., Marchi, I.

    Texts and Articles from the 5th ICIL 2012. Dedicated to the memory of Evi Laskari, Nomiki Bibliothiki. Bottis, Giannakoulopoulos pp. 370-398, 29 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Biobanche di ricerca tra proprietà, privacy e proprietà intellettuale: un approccio LawTech

    Giovanni, P., Ducato, R.

    Notizie di Politeia, vol. ., no. ., pp. 55-67

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Un nuovo paradigma della filiazione? Dubbi di legittimità costituzionale sul divieto di fecondazione eterologa

    Ducato, R.

    Antologia di casi giurisprudenziali. Materiali per lo studio del diritto privato. Teresa, P. (ed.)

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Lost in Legislation”: il diritto multilivello delle biobanche di ricerca nel sistema delle fonti del diritto (convenzioni internazionali, leggi europee, nazionali e regionali, softlaw)

    Ducato, R.

    Working Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers

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