Nicolo Zingales

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Affiliate Scholar

Nicolo Zingales is Professor of Information Law and Regulation at the law school of the Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro. Fascinated by the interaction of law, technology and markets, he researches on a range of issues revolving around the roles and responsibilities of digital platforms and intermediaries in the online ecosystem. He published several articles in scientific journals on competition law, intermediary liability, Internet governance and data protection law. His research has been cited, among others, by the UN Special Rapporteur for the Protection and Promomotion of Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the UK House of Lords, and the European Parliament.  He is founder and co-chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility, a founding member of the MyData Global Network and lead of its Brazilian Hub, and editor of Medialaws. He is also currently a Research Associate at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society and an Extramural Fellow at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center. Prior to establishing his academic home at FGV, he worked for three years in the United Kingdom (Leeds and Sussex University), and for two years in the Netherlands (Tilburg Law School). He held visiting appointments at the law schools of the University of Western Australia, the Graduate Institute of Geneva, New York University, Harvard University, and at the Max Planck Institute for Competition and Innovation. He was a Google Policy Fellow at Research ICT Africa, a consultant on Internet freedom for APC and CIPESA, and practiced law with two international law firms, the European Commission and the European Court of Justice. He holds a JD from the University of Bologna and a PhD in international law and economics from Bocconi University.