Daniele Ruggiu received his PhD in law in 2008. He is assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies in the University of Padova, Italy, where he teaches legal theory. His main interests include the impact of emerging technologies on human rights with special attention to the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the system of the Council of Europe.
Dr Ruggiu has worked on several EU-funded projects on new and emerging technologies (Synth-Ethics, EPOCH, ResAgora, NeroLaw network, etc.), published in several international scientific publications (Nanoethics; Biotechnology Law Report; Law, Innovation & Technology; European Journal of Law and Technology, etc.), and participated in several national and international conferences. He was a member of the Centre on Environmental, Ethical, Legal and Social Decisions on Emerging Technologies (CIGA) at the University of Padova (2009–2015), of the Society for the Studies of New and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) and of the editorial board of Ars Interpretandi: Journal of Legal Hermeneutics.