Italia Full Professor of Private Law University of Bologna Core Faculty

Paola Manes is full professor of private law at the University of Bologna.

Professor of Comparative Private Law.

Lawyer, Bologna Bar. LLM King’s College London. She has been visiting professor at Brunel University London.
She has been a member of the board of directors of Unipol gruppo, Unipolbanca sp.a., Prontoassistance s.p.a. and is an independent director and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Unipolrec s.p.a. Alternate Auditor of Unicredit s.p.a. Member of the Supervisory Body of Philips Innovation s.p.a.

Paola Manes is a member of the Board of Directors of Bologna Business School.

She has been one of the arbitration experts of the International Chamber of Commerce in London and has been invited as guest lecturer in several European universities such as King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, University of Oslo, HTW University Berlin, IE University Madrid. She has participated with the University of Bologna in the Allen and Overy “World Universities Comparative Law Project”.
She is author of several articles on important national and international journals (EBLR) and of monographs on commercial law, comparative law, family law, trust law, corporate law, European insurance law. She is a member of the editorial board of the journals Contratto e Impresa, Contratto e Impresa Europa and is a referee of the journal Famiglia e diritto.


The course analyzes the legal framework of the rights of the person when dealing with technology, the protection of personal data, the intersection between person and market in the face of technological platforms and big data, the normative references of GDPR, Digital Service Act and other legal formats with a global vocation. Attention will be paid to the ethical challenge underlying the balance between human intervention and artificial intelligence, to the comparison between legal language and algorithms from the applicability of models to the role of law and regulation in the face of technological change and to the governance and risk management of data.
Some insights concern automated decisions, profiling in the credit and in the insurance sector and the coexistence between incumbents and new entrants in the financial sector.
Data Science and Business Analytics
Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Management
Finance and Fintech