Professor V. Zeno-Zencovich, Programme DirectorZeno-Zencovich

Vincenzo Zeno- Zencovich has received degrees in Political Sciences and in Law from the University of Rome La Sapienza and has studied in the USA (Harvard Law School) and in England (Cambridge University).
After having taught in the Universities of Genoa, Sassari and Cagliari, he is at present full professor of Comparative Law in the Law Faculty of the University of Roma Tre, where he teaches also Communications Law and EU Transport Law. He has been visiting professor in the University of Oxford and at University College London and has held lessons, lectures and conferences in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, German and Austrian Universities.
He is a member of the steering committee of the Italian Association of Comparative Law.
A significant part of his publications (which consist in over twenty five volumes as author or editor, and over 150 articles in law reviews) is devoted to the legal aspects of ICT, including two extensive commentaries on Italian privacy laws, a handbook on telecoms law and another on media law [for a complete list see the web page http://www.giur.uniroma3.it/materiale/docenti/zeno/index.html]. He has published in 2008 for Routledge-Cavendish: Freedom of Expression. A Critical and Comparative Analysis. And in 2011 for Nijhoff-Brill: Sex and the Contract. From Infamous commerce to the Market for Sexual Goods and Services. He is one the editors of the main Italian media and communications law review, Il diritto dell'informazione e dell'informatica, and on the editorial board of several other reviews.
He has been advisor to the Italian government in the third and fourth GSM operator tenders, and in the 3G and 4G auctions, and has been - and still is - extensively involved in the activities of the Italian telecommunications regulatory authority and of the Italian Ministry of communications.
He is member of the supervisory committee and of the board of several foundations engaged in the study of legal and economic aspects of the media, of ICT, and of communications.
As a practising lawyer he has successfully litigated in landmark cases in damages for defamation, consumer protection, tobacco litigation and liability of providers.