Mariavittoria Catanzariti (27.4.1984) received in 2011 a PhD in European Law from the University of Roma Tre.
She was Jean Monnet Fellow in 2017-2018 and is currently Research Associate at the European University Institute. In November 2018 she obtained the Italian National Scientific Habilitation as Associate Professor of Legal Sociology. She has been awarded important scholarships from several foreign institutions such as Berkeley Law School, University of Heidelberg, DAAD – Leibniz Gemeinschaft, and has been visiting scholar at the Institute for Media Law in Cologne, Max Planck Institute for European History of Law in Frankfurt, Concordia University in Montreal and Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property in Munich. She served in 2008 as a legal practitioner for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the ECHR and the CoE and has been admitted to the Italian Bar in 2010.
Her main research interest is law & technology, with special focus to data protection, fundamental rights, secrecy, data extraterritoriality and AI. She wrote one monograph on secrecy and several articles on data protection, fundamental rights, and transnational legal models.