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Vincenzo Zeno Zencovich

Vincenzo Zeno Zencovich

Full professor of Comparative Law, University of RomaTre


Vincenzo Zeno- Zencovich is full professor of Comparative Law at the University of Roma Tre where he teaches Comparative Legal Systems and EU Transport Law. He is also the Director of the “Studying Law at Roma Tre” programme.
He has received degrees in Political Sciences and in Law from the University of Rome La Sapienza and has studied in the USA (Harvard Law School) and in England (Cambridge University).

After having taught in the Universities of Genoa, Sassari and Cagliari, he has joined the Law Department of the University of Roma Tre in 1999. He has been visiting professor in numerous European and north-American universities.

From 2012 to 2015 he has been Rector of the Rome University for International Studies (UNINT)

He is, since 2013, Chairman of the Italian Association of Comparative Law (AIDC).
A significant part of his publications (which consist in over forty volumes as author or editor, and over 250 articles in law reviews and books) is devoted to the legal aspects of ICT, including two extensive commentaries on Italian privacy laws, a handbook on telecoms law and another on media law. Attached is a list of the most recent publications, in English and in Italian. A complete list of his publications, most of which in full-text, is available at the page https://vincenzozenozencovich.wordpress.com . He is one the editors of the main Italian media and communications law review, Il diritto dell’informazione e dell’informatica, and on the editorial board of several other reviews.

He has been advisor to the Italian government in the third and fourth GSM operator tenders, and in the 3G, 4G and 5G spectrum auctions, and has been extensively involved in the activities of the Italian telecommunications regulatory authority and of the Italian Ministry of communications.

He is member of the supervisory committee and of the board of several foundations engaged in the study of legal and economic aspects of the media, of ICT, and of communications.

From 2018 he is a member of the independent ICT Authority of the Republic of San Marino.
As a practising lawyer he has successfully litigated in landmark cases in damages for defamation, same-sex marriage, consumer protection, tobacco litigation and liability of providers.

The South EU Google Data Governance Chair focuses on scientific reflection and research in the academic field on Data Governance in the context of European countries. The Chair analyzes the challenges of Law and Data Governance in areas such as Big Data, Data Driven Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and International Flows of Personal Data.