Giovanni De Gregorio is vising PhD student at the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. He is a PhD student at University of Milano-Bicocca and Academic Fellow at Bocconi University. His research activities focus on the intersection between Constitutional and law and information technology law.

His PhD thesis investigates how constitutionalism is evolving in the era of artificial intelligence. In particular, his research focuses on how and to what extent the role of algorithms challenges the system of protection of fundamental rights in the digital environment and how the relationship between public powers and private economic freedoms changes in the algorithmic society.

He has collaborated as legal researcher with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), and with the ‘Global Freedom of Expression’ program at Columbia University. He is also member of the editorial board of MediaLaws Review.

Selected publications:

(With O. Pollicino), ‘A Constitutional-Driven Change of Heart. ISP Liability, AI and the Digital Single Market’ (2019) The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2018, forthcoming;

(With S. Ranchordás) ‘Big Data Big Data Between Privacy and Consumer Law: A Roleplay in the Digital Society’ in V. Falce, O. Pollicino, J. Cannitaci, Legal Challenges of Big Data’ (Edwar Elgar, forthcoming 2019)

‘From Constitutional Freedoms to Powers: The Law of the Platforms’ (2019) European Journal of Legal Studies 65;

‘The e-Commerce Directive and GDPR: Towards Convergence of Legal Regimes in the Algorithmic Society?’ (2019) Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. 36;

‘Tackling Disinformation around the World’ (2019) WAN-IFRA Media Policy Report;

‘Expressions on Platforms. Freedom of Expression and ISP Liability in the Framework of the European Digital Single Market’ (2018) 3(2) European Competition and Regulatory Law Review 203.


PhD Candidate, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Master of Arts in Law, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Twitter: @G_De_Gregorio