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School of Law and Government
Assistant Professor in Law
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Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Edoardo Celeste is an Assistant Professor in 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 was involved in numerous research projects funded by public institutions and industry partners. 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. He coordinates the DCU Law and Tech Research Cluster and is one of the founders of the Digital Constitutionalism Network.

From 2016 to 2020, Edoardo was an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Scholar at the Sutherland School of Law of University College Dublin. His PhD thesis 'Digital constitutionalism: The Role of Internet Bills of Rights' examines how the digital revolution is changing contemporary constitutionalism, and explores the constitutional role of Internet bills of rights.

Edoardo 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 alumnus of the European Law School (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). Over the past few years, Edoardo has been 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 a research in his areas of expertise, and in particular in the field of digital rights (including but not limited to privacy and data protection) and online platforms regulation (especially social media).