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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 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 been recently appointed within a pool of experts providing consultancy services 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), Belgium (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve), Malta (University of Malta), and USA (Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School Library). 

Denise is attorney at the State Bar of Pisa, enrolled in the special list of professors and researchers, mediator in civil and commercial matters, and ISO certified UNI 11697:2017 as Data Protection Officer. In 2018-2021 she served as the Data Protection Officer at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Scuola Normale Superiore as well.

Steering committee member for top ranked law journals (Rivista Italiana Medicina Legale e del Diritto in Campo Sanitario, Opinio Juris in Comparatione, and GenIUS), member of Diritto di Internet, she authored / co-authored ~125 publications in Italian, French, English, and Spanish, including a monograph book and 2 co-editions.

Her research interests include dignity and fundamental rights enhancement and protection -especially in the digital dimension - with particular reference to private life and family, health, privacy and data protection, in a national, EU, and comparative perspective.


Research activities in the fields of:

  • EU Data Strategy implementation in R&I and R&D sectors 
  • Ethical legal compliance for social and hard sciences, with particular reference to vulnerable subjects
  • Children's digital rights protection and empowerment
  • Responsibility, Accountability, and Liability in family relationships
  • Personal injury damages compensation and new technologies
  • Role of Data Science on Comparative Law Methodologies
  • Data management strategies for R&I&D sectors

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