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Elettra is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center and an Assistant Professor of Law and Computer Science at Northeastern University. She is also an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project (ISP). Prior to starting at Northeastern, Elettra was a joint Postdoctoral Fellow at the Information Law Institute at NYU School of Law and at the Digital Life Initiative at Cornell Tech in New York. In 2022, Elettra completed a doctorate at Harvard Law School where she defended a dissertation on the regulation of digital platform companies and data. Her research is on tech law, antitrust and how they overlap in the platform economy. Elettra sometimes advises and collaborates with civil society organizations such as Privacy International. Prior to academia, she was a competition and intellectual property lawyer at Allen & Overy LLP in London and Brussels, handling corporate transactions and patent disputes.


LPE Project

Six Reactions to the Proposed TikTok Ban

In an LPE Project collection, Anupam Chander and Elettra Bietti offer unenthusiastic reactions to the TikTok legislation passed by the US House of Representatives. 

Mar 26, 2024
LPE Project

Seven Reactions to Biden's Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

On the Law and Political Economy Project blog, Salomé Viljoen, Ifeoma Ajunwa, and Elettra Bietti are among a group of scholars who provide initial reactions to President Biden's…

Dec 4, 2023
LPE Project


BKC Faculty Associate Elettra Bietti argues against “framing the landscape of possibilities as a choice between ‘breaking up’ and ‘democratizing’ Big Tech” in considering how to…

Nov 2, 2023
Texas Law Review

Self-Regulating Platforms and Anti-Trust Justice

BKC Affiliate Elettra Bietti explores the distinctions and assumptions around platforms' functioning in markets. 

Dec 8, 2022

How the Free Software and the IP Wars of the 1990s and 2000s Presaged Today’s Toxic, Concentrated Internet

Elettra Bietti traces "the origins and evolution of digital regulation from its early cyberlibertarian roots to contemporary debates around the governance of digital platforms."

Jan 28, 2022
Galley by Columbia Journalism Review

Elettra Bietti talks antitrust with Galley by CJR

BKC affiliate joins Mathew Ingram in conversation

Oct 22, 2020
Digital Privacy News

Despite Concessions, Experts Warn $2.1B Google-Fitbit Deal Risks Privacy, Competition

Elettra Bietti speaks with Digital Privacy News

Oct 19, 2020

The term ‘ethical AI’ is finally starting to mean something

VentureBeat cites paper from Elettra Bietti

Aug 23, 2020

Free Speech is Circular

Trump, Twitter, and the Public Interest

Jun 1, 2020
Centre for International Governance Innovation

Rethinking Digital Platforms for the Post-COVID-19 Era

As long as COVID-19 is a global concern, many aspects of daily life will be mediated by platform companies that see human interactions as content to be moderated, and as sources…

May 12, 2020

To Pre-Empt Future Pandemics, Governments Should Invest in the Welfare State, Not Private Surveillance

BKC affiliate Elettra Bietti and Jennifer Cobbe argue that governments should strengthen the social safety net, not technology companies.

Mar 24, 2020
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Locked-in Data Production

Elettra Bietti on User-Dignity and Capture in the Platform Economy

May 13, 2019

Acquisitions in the third party tracking industry

competition and data protection aspects

A role for antitrust authorities in the third party tracking industry

Oct 18, 2018

Data is power: Towards additional guidance on profiling and automated decision-making in the GDPR

In this article, the authors propose suggestions to contribute to the development of guidelines which provide the strongest protections for data subjects.

Nov 15, 2017


Jun 16, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

[Virtual] The Pandemic As a Portal

Video & Podcast: Tracking and enabling new possibilities

Video & Podcast: Three projects dedicated to capturing and documenting the new possible will talk about their experiences in this lunch hour

May 7, 2019 @ 12:00 PM


Featuring members of the BKC Community

PODCAST & VIDEO: Berkman Klein community members will share their research, passions, and musings in 5 minute Ignite talks. These topics may range from misinformation online to…

Apr 9, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Constitutionalizing Speech Platforms

Featuring Kate Klonick and Thomas Kadri with members of the BKC community

PODCAST & VIDEO: We're never going to get a global set of norms for online speech but do the platforms pick our global values and constitutionalize them? Something to tie them to…