Prof Edoardo Celeste

Assistant Professor in Law, Technology and Innovation

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Edoardo Celeste is an Assistant Professor of Law, Technology and Innovation at the School of Law and Government of Dublin City University. His research interests lie in the field of law and new technologies, specialising in digital rights and constitutionalism, privacy and data protection law, social media platforms governance and regulation.

Edoardo is the programme director of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Law, Data and Artificial Intelligence (EMILDAI), the coordinator of the Law and Tech Research Cluster of the DCU Law Research Centre, and a founding member of the Digital Constitutionalism Network.

Edoardo has been involved in numerous competitively-won research projects securing funding both by public and private institutions. He is currently the principal investigator of the project ‘Cross-Border Data Protection Network’ funded by the Irish Research Council and the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and of the project ‘Digital Constitutionalism: In Search of a Content Governance Standard’ funded by Facebook Research.

Edoardo published his works in leading legal journals and is the editor of the books ‘Data Protection Beyond Borders’ (Hart 2021) and ‘Constitutionalising Social Media’ (Hart 2022).

Edoardo holds a PhD from University College Dublin and previously studied law at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, at the University of Paris II ‘Panthéon-Assas’, and at King’s College London. He is an Associate of King’s College London and an alumnus of the European Law School (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin).

Over the past few years, Edoardo has been a visiting researcher at the Nexa Center for Internet & Society of Torino and at the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) of Zurich. In 2018, he was a research fellow at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) of Berlin. Edoardo is currently affiliated with the ADAPT Centre and the UCD Centre for Human Rights.

Edoardo welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students wishing to pursue research in the field of digital rights (including but not limited to privacy and data protection) and online platforms regulation (especially social media).

Research Domains
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Privacy & Ethics