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Denise Amram (PhD in Law, SSSA 2012) is Assistant Professor of Private Comparative Law at LIDER Lab - DIRPOLIS Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

Coordinator of the Permanent Observatory on Personal Injury Damages and of the research line ETHOS (EThics and law witH and fOr reSearch), steering committee member of Predictive Justice project, and co-coordinator of the research line Family Law, she participates to several research projects funded under national and EU programs (eg VALKYRIES, LeADS) and she serves as legal-ethical advisor for several research projects including sensitive data.

Affiliate Researcher at the EMbeDS Department of Excellence, she serves as honorary fellow at the University of Pisa. Adjunct lecturer for PhD, graduate and undergraduate courses on Data Protection, Family and Child Law, Ethics and AI, Private Law, Health Law, Comparative Private Law at SSSA, she enriched her experience undertaking teaching and/or research activities both in Italy (University of Pisa, University of Ferrara) and abroad, including France (Université Panthéon-Assas and Université Panthéon-Sorbonne), The Netherlands (Utrecht University), Ireland (University College Dublin), Malta (University of Malta), and USA (Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School Library).

She authored / co-authored ~110 publications in Italian, French, English, and Spanish, including a book and 2 co-editions.

Since 2010 Denise is attorney at the State Bar of Pisa, in 2020 she also received the ISO certified UNI 11697:2017 as Data Protection Officer. In 2018-2021 she served as Data Protection Officer at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Scuola Normale Superiore as well.

Steering committee member for top ranked law journals (e.g. Rivista Italiana Medicina Legale e del Diritto in Campo Sanitario, Opinio Juris in Comparatione, Diritto di Internet, and GenIUS). Her research interests include fundamental rights protection in the fields of data protection law, family law, tort and contractual liability in a national, EU, and comparative perspective.



Research interests:

  • Law, Science, Ethics and Technologies (GDPR, regulation and standardization for R&I and R&D applicable ethical-legal framework, vulnerable users protection)
  • Family Law and Children Protection (Intra-family tort law, family relationships regulation, best interests of the child)
  • Fundamental Rights Protection (dignity, health, identity, freedom of movement, private life and family, privacy and data protection, non-discrimination etc.)
  • Civil Liability and Regulation - Personal Injury Damages (Permanent Observatory on Personal Injury Damages – Predictive Justice)

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