Giusella Finocchiaro

Professor of Internet Law and Private Comparative Law
University of Bologna

Giusella Finocchiaro is Professor of Internet Law and of Private Comparative Law at the University of Bologna, Italy.

She runs her own legal firm specialized in Information Technology Law in Bologna. Her practice includes computer contracts, electronic commerce, privacy, electronic authentication, and digital signatures.

She graduated cum laude in Law at the University of Bologna in 1987, took her PhD in Law at the European University Institute, and specialized in Information Technology Law. She is attorney since 1990. She is author of six books and more than fifty articles concerning computer contracts, electronic commerce, electronic payments, privacy, electronic signatures, public administration, Internet Law.

She has been named in numerous international bodies and projects dealing with electronic commerce and related topics, such as: Tacis Project on Electronic Commerce in Russia (2001); UNCITRAL Expert Group on Legal Issues of Digital Signature (1997-2001); EU Commission Project "EPIRS" (on electronic payments) (1999-2000); EU Commission Project "DigSig-Legal Aspects of Digital Signatures" (1997); EU Commission Project "IDA" (Interchange between Administration) (1995). She took part as expert in the Italian Commission on Digital Signature.

She also teaches at the Management School of the University "L. Bocconi", Milan. She is the Italian correspondent of some international legal firms. She is columnist on cyberlaw issues for the economic journal "Il Sole-24 Ore".

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