Silvia Martinelli is lawyer, Philosophiae Doctor (PhD), Research Fellow at the University of Turin, Co-founder and Fellow at the Turin Observatory on Economic Law and Innovation (TOELI), Fellow at the Information Society Law Center (ISLC), Strategic Research Manager in Data Valley and coordinator of the JM PlatformLaw Module.

Graduated in Law at the University of Milan and specialized in Legal Informatics, she obtained her doctorate with merit from the University of Turin, with a thesis on platform economy and the responsibility of intermediary platforms, focusing on Uber, Airbnb, Amazon and Ebay.

Co-editor of the books “Manuale di diritto privato e nuove tecnologie” and “Legal Tech, Contract Redesign and Big Data per professionisti e imprese”, 2022. She published a book about the right to be forgotten: “Diritto all’oblio e motori di ricerca. Memoria e privacy nell’era digitale“, Giuffrè, 2017 (“Right to be forgotten and search engines. Memory and privacy in the digital age”). She wrote many scientific articles about e-commerce, data protection, private law, provider’s liability and platform economy.

Winner of the JM Module “PLATFORMLAW – Platform & Data Economy European Legal Framework: platform, data-driven business models, AI and contract automation”, Project Coordinator, ERASMUS-JMO-2021-HEI-TCH-RSCH, www.platformlaw.unito.it

She is also co-founder and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Law, Market & Innovation (JLMI), TOELI Research Papers coordinator, member of the Board of the Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation and of the Editorial Committee of the Law Reviews “Ciberspazio e Diritto”, “Diritto, Mercato e Tecnologia” and “Diritto di Internet”, Fellow of the European Law Institute and of the Italian Academy of Internet Code, Member of the European Law & Tech Network.

In Data Valley she is Strategic Research Manager and deals with research related to data-driven business models and the development of high-tech solutions and services.


Research Fields and Interest

Law and Technology. Private Law and Legal Informatics.

E-commerce, Consumer law, Contract Law, Digital Single Market, Privacy & data protection, Data Governance, Personality Rights, Right to be Forgotten, Data portability, Freedom of Expression Online, Domain Names, Surveillance of the Worker  throughTechnologies, Cybersecurity and Contractual Liability, ISP Liability, Platform Liability, Platform Economy, Sharing Economy, Collaborative economy, Intermediary Platform, Social Networks, Smart Contracts, Algorithms, Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Legal Tech, Legal Design.

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