Edoardo Celeste

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Biography

Edoardo Celeste is 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 digital rights and constitutionalism, privacy and data protection law, online platforms governance and regulation, digital economics and ethics, legal philosophy and sociology, focusing in particular on issues related to artificial intelligence, social media, sharing economy, and blockchain.  

Edoardo 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 is also investigator in the project PRIVATT - Assessing Irish Attitudes to Privacy in Times of COVID19, funded by Science Foundation Ireland, 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 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).

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2021 Data Protection Beyond Borders: Transatlantic Perspectives on Extraterritoriality and Sovereignty
Federico Fabbrini, Edoardo Celeste and John Quinn (Ed.). (2021) Data Protection Beyond Borders: Transatlantic Perspectives on Extraterritoriality and Sovereignty Oxford: Hart. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2021 'Digital Sovereignty in the EU: Challenges and Future Perspectives'
Edoardo Celeste (2021) 'Digital Sovereignty in the EU: Challenges and Future Perspectives' In: Federico Fabbrini, Edoardo Celeste, John Quinn (eds). Data Protection Beyond Borders: Transatlantic Perspectives on Extraterritoriality and Sovereignty. Oxford: Hart. [Details]
2021 'EU Data Protection Law between Sovereignty and Extraterritoriality'
Federico Fabbrini and Edoardo Celeste (2021) 'EU Data Protection Law between Sovereignty and Extraterritoriality' In: Federico Fabbrini, Edoardo Celeste & John Quinn (eds). Data Protection Beyond Borders. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
2021 'Introduction'
Federico Fabbrini, Edoardo Celeste & John Quinn (2021) 'Introduction' In: Federico Fabbrini, Edoardo Celeste & John Quinn (eds). Data Protection Beyond Borders. Oxford: Hart Publishing. [Details]
2020 'Competing Jurisdictions: Data Privacy Across the Borders'
Edoardo Celeste and Federico Fabbrini (2020) 'Competing Jurisdictions: Data Privacy Across the Borders' In: Grace Fox, Theo Lynn and Lisa van der Werff (eds). Data Privacy and Trust in Cloud Computing. London: Palgrave. [Details]
2020 'Targeted Surveillance: Can Privacy and Surveillance Be Reconciled?'
Edoardo Celeste and Federico Fabbrini (2020) 'Targeted Surveillance: Can Privacy and Surveillance Be Reconciled?' In: Sergio Carrera, Deirdre Curtin, Andrew Geddes (eds). 20 years anniversary of the Tampere Programme: Europeanisation dynamics of the EU area of freedom, security and justice. Florence: European University Institute. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Digital punishment: social media exclusion and the constitutionalising role of national courts'
Edoardo Celeste (2021) 'Digital punishment: social media exclusion and the constitutionalising role of national courts'. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Social media and politics: the legal value of a tweet'
Edoardo Celeste (2020) 'Social media and politics: the legal value of a tweet'. MediaLaws, (1):188-193 [Details]
2020 'A colpi di tweet: social network, pubblica amministrazione e politica'
Edoardo Celeste and Stefano Rossa (2020) 'A colpi di tweet: social network, pubblica amministrazione e politica'. Istituzioni del Federalismo, XLI (1):121-154 [Details]
2020 'The Right to Be Forgotten in the Digital Age: The Challenges of Data Protection Beyond Borders'
Federico Fabbrini and Edoardo Celeste (2020) 'The Right to Be Forgotten in the Digital Age: The Challenges of Data Protection Beyond Borders'. German Law Journal, 21 (S1):55-65 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Digital constitutionalism: a new systematic theorisation'
Celeste E. (2019) 'Digital constitutionalism: a new systematic theorisation'. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 33 (1):76-99 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The court of justice and the ban on bulk data retention: Expansive potential and future scenarios'
Celeste E. (2019) 'The court of justice and the ban on bulk data retention: Expansive potential and future scenarios'. European Constitutional Law Review, 15 (1):134-157 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Future Visions for a Democratic Internet - Editorial'
Edoardo Celeste and Clara Iglesias Keller (2019) 'Future Visions for a Democratic Internet - Editorial'. Publicum, 5 (2):ii-viii [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Terms of service and bills of rights: new mechanisms of constitutionalisation in the social media environment?'
Celeste E. (2019) 'Terms of service and bills of rights: new mechanisms of constitutionalisation in the social media environment?'. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 33 (2):122-138 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Contemporary Challenges of Social Media and Digital Constitutionalism (Interview by Nina Shengelia)'
Edoardo Celeste (2020) 'Contemporary Challenges of Social Media and Digital Constitutionalism (Interview by Nina Shengelia)' MediaLab, . [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2021 From the UK adequacy decision to Big Brother Watch: Increasingly divergent approaches to mass surveillance in Europe.
Edoardo Celeste (2021) From the UK adequacy decision to Big Brother Watch: Increasingly divergent approaches to mass surveillance in Europe. Blog [Details]
2021 Social media bans: what platforms can learn from national courts.
Edoardo Celeste (2021) Social media bans: what platforms can learn from national courts. Blog [Details]
2021 Trump's social media ban: Reviewing the constitutionality of capital digital punishment.
Edoardo Celeste (2021) Trump's social media ban: Reviewing the constitutionality of capital digital punishment. Hamburg: Blog [Details]
2021 Cross-Border Data Protection After Brexit.
Edoardo Celeste (2021) Cross-Border Data Protection After Brexit. Blog [Details]
2021 Digital Constitutionalism: How Fundamental Rights are Turning Digital.
Edoardo Celeste (2021) Digital Constitutionalism: How Fundamental Rights are Turning Digital. Blog [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2018 Digital Constitutionalism: Mapping the Constitutional Response to Digital Technology's Challenges.
Edoardo Celeste (2018) Digital Constitutionalism: Mapping the Constitutional Response to Digital Technology's Challenges. Working Paper [DOI] [Details]
2021 Cross-Border Data Protection After Brexit.
Edoardo Celeste (2021) Cross-Border Data Protection After Brexit. Working Paper [Details]

Podcast

  Year Publication
2021 Digital Constitutionalism: Understanding a Contemporary (R)evolution.
Edoardo Celeste (2021) Digital Constitutionalism: Understanding a Contemporary (R)evolution. Podcast [Details]

Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Cross-Border Data Protection Network Irish Research Council 04-JAN-21 - 31-DEC-21 DCU PI 11,730.00
PRIVATT - Assessing Irish Attitudes to Privacy in Times of Covid-19 Science Foundation Ireland 01-JUL-20 - 28-FEB-21 DCU legal coordinator 55,832.00
Digital Constitutionalism: In Search of a Content Governance Standard Facebook Research 04-MAY-20 - 31-DEC-21 DCU PI 100,000.00

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Sorcha Montgomery DCU School of Law & Government
Charlee-Jane Kelly DCU School of Communications
James Byrne DCU School of Communications
Nicola Palladino DCU School of Law & Government

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2021 Jurisprudence II LG349Jurisprudence II
2020 Fundamentals of the Irish Legal System LG140Fundamentals of the Irish Legal System
2020 Intellectual Property Law LG364Intellectual Property Law
2021 EU Data Protection Law LG5045EU Data Protection Law