Edoardo Celeste

Edoardo Celeste is an Associate Professor in Law, Technology and Innovation at the School of Law and Government of Dublin City University.

Edoardo Celeste is an Associate Professor of Law, Technology and Innovation at the School of Law and Government of Dublin City University. He specialises in EU and comparative digital law, focusing in particular on digital rights and constitutionalism, privacy and data protection, social media governance, and digital sustainability.

Edoardo is the Programme Chair of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Law, Data and Artificial Intelligence (EMILDAI), the Deputy-Director of the DCU Law Research Centre, the coordinator of the DCU Law and Tech Research Cluster, and a founding member of the Digital Constitutionalism Network.

Edoardo has been involved in numerous competitively-won research projects securing funding both by public and private institutions. He was the principal investigator of the project ‘Cross-Border Data Protection Network‘ funded by the Irish Research Council and the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and of the project ‘Digital Constitutionalism: In Search of a Content Governance Standard‘ funded by Facebook Research.

Edoardo is the author of the monographs ‘Digital Constitutionalism: The Role of Internet Bills of Rights‘ (Routledge 2022) and ‘The Content Governance Dilemma‘ (Palgrave 2023). He published his works in leading legal journals and edited the books ‘Data Protection Beyond Borders‘ (Hart 2021), ‘Constitutionalising Social Media‘ (Hart 2022) and ‘Data Protection and Digital Sovereignty Post-Brexit‘ (Hart 2023).

Edoardo is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Law and Technology (EJLT) and of the Executive Committee of the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA). He is currently affiliated with the ADAPT Centre and the UCD Centre for Human Rights, and he is a member of the Ethics, Politics, Law and Philosophy Committee of the Royal Irish Academy.

Edoardo holds a PhD from University College Dublin and previously studied law at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, at the University of Paris II ‘Panthéon-Assas’, and at King’s College London.

Edoardo won the Irish Research Council Early Career Researcher of Year Award 2022.


PhD supervision: Edoardo welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students wishing to pursue research in the field of digital rights (including but not limited to privacy and data protection), digital sovereignty, online platforms regulation and digital sustainability.