Gianluigi Maria Riva - ESR 15,  University College Dublin

I am a Ph.D. fellow at the UCD School of Information and Communication Studies and at the UCD Insight Centre For Data Analytics, within TEAM. My research work is an interdisciplinary study focused on Law (Privacy and Contracts), Ethics, IT (new technologies and Artificial Intelligence) and Neuroscience.  The aim of the research is to understand how the cross application of Neuromarketing techniques, NPL, and digital and artificial intelligence technologies could influence and enhance human behaviour in yielding data and sign contracts. In addition to figure out the ethical and legal issues in human to machine interaction and hybridisation.  My goal is to design legal frameworks, borders and guidelines for users, players and professionals in using and developing these technologies to apply the results of my studies to the E-Health environment: specifically, to the mental health for young people.

Before joining at UCD I was an Italian qualified lawyer working as a legal counsel in IT, Privacy and Cyber Security fields for SME and start-ups. I am a certified DPO (data protection officer), an ADR qualified mediator and I was a teaching assistant in IT Law at the University of Pavia Law School, Italy. I also worked in Shanghai, China as legal intern in a start-up seed development project.  During my career I worked as attorney in several law firms. Before this I worked as a notary trainee and, during my university studies, I worked as a legal and commercial manager in the industrial field, as a legal advisor and hr manager in a SME and as a police officer during my voluntary 2 years long military service.

I have a master degree in Law and Economics and I graduated in 2010 at the University of Pavia, Italy with a thesis in Civil Procedure.   I attended three years of post-graduated specialization courses in Contracts Law.   I wrote as a columnist for several Italian newspapers. I co-founded E.L.S.A. Pavia and founded a university student brotherhood (SOARL) at the University of Pavia. I am fellow of the Neurotheoretical and Mental Science Study Group of the I.R.C.C.S. “Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Nazionale C. Mondino” of Pavia, Italy and fellow of the Tech and Law Centre of Milan, Italy.

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