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Edoardo Celeste, Prof. Dr.

Edoardo Celeste is an Associate Professor of Law, Technology and Innovation at the School of Law and Government of Dublin City University. He specialises in EU and comparative digital law, focusing in particular on digital rights and constitutionalism, privacy and data protection, social media governance, and digital sustainability.

In 2018, he joined Alexander von Humboldt Institut for Internet and Society as a Fellow in the research area Global Constitutionalism and the Internet. Edoardo is now the Programme Chair of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Law, Data and Artificial Intelligence (EMILDAI) and the coordinator of the DCU Law and Tech Research Cluster.

Edoardo is the author of the monographs “Digital Constitutionalism: The Role of Internet Bills of Rights” (Routledge 2022) and “The Content Governance Dilemma” (Palgrave 2023). He published his works in leading legal journals and edited the books “Data Protection Beyond Borders” (Hart 2021), “Constitutionalising Social Media” (Hart 2022) and “Data Protection and Digital Sovereignty Post-Brexit” (Hart 2023).

Edoardo holds a PhD from University College Dublin and previously studied law at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, at the University of Paris II “Panthéon-Assas”, and at King’s College London. Edoardo won the Irish Research Council Early Career Researcher of Year Award 2022.

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

Edoardo Celeste


Former Fellow: Global Constitutionalism and the Internet

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