De Conca

Silvia De Conca. PHD on Personal robots in the Big Data era: a new challenge to the EU legislation on the protection of personal data

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT)

Supervisors: R. Leenes, C. Cuijpers

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Artificial intelligence and privacy: AI enters the house through the cloudde Conca, S. & Leenes, R., Dec 2018, Research handbook on the law of artificial intelligence. Barfield, W. & Pagallo, U. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, p. 280-306 27 p.

From the glass house to the hive: The private sphere in the era of intelligent home assistant robotsde Conca, S., 2018, Privacy and identity management: The smart revolution. Hansen, M., Kosta, E., Nai-Fovino, I. & Fischer-Hübner, S. (eds.). Springer, p. 282-298 17 p. (IFIP AICT; no. 526).

Nothing comes between my robot and me: Privacy and human-robot interaction in robotised healthcareFosch Villaronga, E., Felzmann, H., Pierce, Conca, Groot, A., Robins, S. & Ponce Del Castillo, A., 13 Dec 2018, Data protection and privacy: The internet of bodies . Leenes, R., van Brakel, R., Gutwirth, S. & de Hert, P. (eds.). 1 ed. Hart Publishing, p. 135-170 36 p. (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection ).

Surveillance and privacy in North American public spacesde Conca, S., Newell, B. & Thomasen, K., 2018, Surveillance, privacy and public space. 1 ed. Routledge, p. 221-240 20 p.(Routledge Studies in Surveillance).

“With great power comes great responsibility”: a socio-legal justification to the Google Spain and Google Mexico decisions, in Memorias Congreso Internacional de Investigación Científica Multidisciplinaria, Año 3, No. 1. 

"Online communities and the law: how e-participation is changing voting rights", available at

"Liquidfeedback and Gunther Teubner: direct democracy,"social constitutions" and Web 2.0", in Parycek, Noella Edelmann (Editors), CeDEM15 Conference for E-Democracy and Open Governement, 20-22 May 2015, Danube University Krems, Austria. 


Incoming: TILTing Perspectives 2017: 'Regulating a connected world', 17-19 May 2017, Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Congreso Internacional de Investigación Científica Multidisciplinaria, November 2015, Chihuahua, Mexico. 

CeDEM15 Conference for E-Democracy and Open Governement, 20-22 May 2015, Danube University Krems, Austria.


Professor of Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law at the Law Department of the Tec de Monterrey - Campus Chihuahua, from January 2015 to July 2016.


LL.M. in IT, MEDIA & COMMUNICATION Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (London).

LL.M. with Honours in International and Comparative Law from the University of Roma Tre (Rome).

LL.B. in Legal Studies from the University of Roma Tre (Rome).

Four years of experience practicing for renown International Law Firms in Rome and Milan.


Robotics/AI & the law

IT law/cyberlaw

Privacy & Data Protection

IP law & protection of new technologies

Corporate law

International Business Contracts


Energy law