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Edoardo Celeste, Prof. Dr.

Edoardo Celeste is Assistant Professor in Law, Technology and Innovation at the School of Law and Government of Dublin City University. In 2018 he joined HIIG as a Fellow in the research area ‘Global Constitutionalism and the Internet’.
His research interests lie in the field of digital rights and constitutionalism, privacy and data protection law, online platforms governance and regulation. Edoardo is currently the principal investigator of the projects ‘Cross-Border Data Protection Network’ funded by the Irish Research Council and the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and ‘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. Edoardo is currently affiliated with the ADAPT Centre and the UCD Centre for Human Rights.
Edoardo Celeste


Former Fellow: Global Constitutionalism and the Internet

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Celeste, E. (2018). Terms of service and bills of rights: New mechanisms of constitutionalisation in the social media environment? International Review of Law, Computers & Technology. DOI: 10.1080/13600869.2018.1475898 Publication details

Working paper

Celeste, E. (2018). Digital Constitutionalism: Mapping the Constitutional Response to Digital Technology’s Challenges. HIIG Discussion Paper Series, 2018(2). DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3219905 Publication details

Other publications

Celeste E. (2018). What is Digital Constitutionalism?. Publication details

Organisation of events

A constitution for social media?
A constitution for social media? – Lunch talk with Edoardo Celeste. From 13.06.2018 to 13.06.2018. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (International) Further information

Edoardo Celeste