Dr. Giovanni De Gregorio

Leader of Working Group 3
Ph.D Giovanni De Gregorio is the Leader of Working Group 3 of Global Digital Human Rights Network
Giovanni is postdoctoral researcher working with the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.
His research focuses on digital constitutionalism; content moderation and artificial intelligence; privacy and data protection; digital policy. Giovanni’s doctoral studies have investigated the rise of European digital constitutionalism as a reaction and strategy against the predominance of digital private normativities. By focusing on the intersection between constitutionalism and technology with a transatlantic comparative perspective, the research describes the rise of digital private powers defining their standards of protection while competing with the normative order of European constitutional law. Part of this research, which has been published in the International Journal of Constitutional Law, has been awarded the Leonardo da Vinci Price issued by the Conference of Italian University Rectors for the best publication among Italian young scholars in legal studies.
His research has been published in edited books and international journals. He edited two books with Hans W. Micklitz and others, Constitutional Challenges in the Algorithmic Society (Cambridge University Press 2021); and with Oreste Pollicino, Blockchain and Public Law: Global Challenges in the Era of Decentralisation, (Edward Elgar 2021). He is also member of the editorial board of the law reviews MediaLaws and Diritti Comparati. He is the co-founder of The Digital Constitutionalist (Digi-Con).