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Elettra Bietti is an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center and a Doctoral Candidate at Harvard Law School where she works under the supervision of Yochai Benkler. Her research is on digital platform power understood through a moral and political philosophy lens, as well as EU and US technology law, including privacy, speech and antitrust matters.

In past years Elettra has been a Eugene P. Beard Graduate Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and a Kennedy Scholar on visit to Cambridge University. Prior to starting her doctorate, Elettra was a lawyer in London and Brussels, focusing on intellectual property disputes and antitrust law. Elettra is admitted to practice in New York and England and Wales, and regularly volunteers for Privacy International in London. 

Publications: https://scholar.harvard.edu/bietti/publications-0?admin_panel=1

SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1895438

Medium: https://medium.com/@elettra.bietti


Community

VentureBeat

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

VentureBeat cites paper from Elettra Bietti

Aug 23, 2020
Medium

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
Medium

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
SSRN

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

Events

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 More

May 7, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

IGNITE Talks at BKC

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… More

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… More