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Paola Manes is full professor of Private law at the University of Bologna. PhD University of Bologna, LLM King’s College London. At University of Bologna she teaches Private Law; Insurance, Financial Law and ESG. Core Faculty Bologna Business School where she teaches Law and Technology.  Lawyer Bologna Bar and admitted to the Supreme Court “Corte di Cassazione” of Rome. She has been a member of the board of directors of Unipol gruppo, Unipolbanca sp.a., Prontoassistance s.p.a. , Member of the Supervisory Body of Philips Innovation s.p.a. and member of the Board of Directors of Bologna Business School.  Currently, she is an independent director and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Unipolrec s.p.a. and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Fondazione del Monte and Ifab (International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development, Partner of ICSC, National Research Centre in High Performance Computing, Big Data and Quantum Computing). Alternate Auditor of Unicredit s.p.a.  Arbitration experts of the International Chamber of Commerce in London; 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. Former Visiting Professor at Brunel University London. She has participated with the University of Bologna in the Allen and Overy “World Universities Comparative Law Project”. Paola Manes is the author of several articles in important national and international journals (EBLR) and of monographs on commercial law, comparative law, corporate governance of financial institutions, family law, trust law, corporate law, European insurance law, Artificial Intelligence, credit scoring. 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 and European Journal of Privacy Law & Technologies. Scientific board CEDE (Centre for Digital Ethics), University of Bologna. Responsible for the project NGT “Next generation talents”, IFAB (International Foundation for Big Data and Human Development). Advisory Board Fondazione Bimbo Tu.


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