Scientific Committee

Hervè Belluta

Hervé Belluta is Aggregate Professor of Criminal Procedure at the University of Brescia. Graduated with magna cum laude at the University of Turin, he received his PhD from University of Florence. He has authored a monographic study on “Judge’s impartiality” and articles on criminal process about “law of evidence”, “cybercrime” and “victims’ rights”.

Lorenzo Cuocolo

Lorenzo Cuocolo is a Professor of Comparative Public Law at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. Professor Cuocolo has carried out educational and research activities abroad at the New York University School of Law; and at the Paris School of Political Sciences in the MADP Chair on the modernization of public action and public law. He acts as consultant for international and governmental institutions, such as the European Council, the Chairmanship of the Ministers of the Council and for the Ministry of Economic Development. He is a member of the Board of Directors of major stock companies. He is also a member of research centers in the field of Economic Law: the Rome Institute for Competitiveness, the Bachelet Centre –LUISS. He is the author of several scientific publications issued in legal periodicals, both Italian and international.

Marco Gercke

Prof. Dr. Marco Gercke is the director of the Cybercrime Research Institute. He holds a PhD in criminal law with a focus on cybercrime and he has taught law for several years, especially related to cybercrime and European criminal Law. The focus of his research is on international aspects of law related to cybercrime. In this respect he is working as an expert for several international organisations among them the Council of Europe, the European Union, the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union. One key element of the research he does, are the challenges related to the fight against cybercrime and the difficulties in developing a legal response in the common law and civil law systems. The latest research covers the activities of terrorist organisations on the Internet, legal response to identity theft, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing activities involving Internet technology and the responsibility of ISPs. Marco is a frequent national and international speaker and author of more than 60 publications related to the topic cybercrime. In addition to articles and books he published several studies. Marco was co-chair of the working group set up by the Council of Europe to support the drafting of the Guidelines for the cooperation between law enforcement and Internet service providers against cybercrime adopted at the 2008 Octopus Conference and member of the ITU High Level Expert Group. He is member of the German Bar and Secretary of the Criminal Law Department of the German Society for Law and Informatics.

Andrea Rossetti

Andrea Rossetti graduated in Philosophy of Law, obtaining the maximum score (110/110 with honours). In 1997 he gained a research doctorate in Analytical Philosophy and general theory of law at Milan University. In April 1998 he won a post-doc scholarship at University of Cagliari Law Faculty. On March 2005 he was hired as an associate professor of Philosophy of Law and IT Law at Università di Milano - Bicocca campus. He has three areas of interest: deontic logic used as a model to describe the relationship between a legal system’s laws; legal ontology studied in connection with the influence that ICT has on social structures; the study of policies linked to the use of new technologies in the public sphere. Since 1999 he has edited a magazine, “ReF - Recensioni Filosofiche”. Since 2001 he has been coordinator of the Philosophy of Law section of the research doctorate in legal sciences at Bicocca. His publications span the philosophy of deontic logic and social conduct, and more recently the concept of law in virtual worlds, the concept of privacy and digital legal documents.