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Denise Amram (PhD in Law, SSSA 2012) is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Private Law at LIDER Lab - DIRPOLIS Institute and affiliate Researcher at the L'EMbeDS Department of Excellence at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at LUISS G. Carli and at the National PhD in AI jointly established at SSSA, UNIPI, and SNS, as well.

Coordinator of the Permanent Observatory on Personal Injury Damages, of the research lines ETHOS (EThics and law witH and fOr reSearch) and Family Law within the LIDER Lab, she participates to several research projects and research infrastructures funded under national and EU programs either dealing with personal and non-personal data governance and regulation (eg VALKYRIES,, etc) or serving as a legal-ethical advisor. Denise has also been appointed as an expert for the Council of Europe on Children's Rights and Artificial Intelligence domains.

Denise enriched her experience undertaking teaching / 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).

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).

She authored / co-authored ~120 publications in Italian, French, English, and Spanish, including a book and 2 co-editions. 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 (EU data strategy implementation and standardization for R&I and R&D, vulnerable users protection and empowerment)
  • 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)
  • Role of Data Science on Comparative Law Methodologies (Predictive Justice)

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