Prof Guido Noto La Diega is Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Privacy Law at the University of Stirling, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, where they teach Media Law, IP, and IT Law. Assoc Prof Noto La Diega’s main expertise is in Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, and blockchain. Their work is animated by the conviction that the law should steer new technologies in an anthropocentric direction.
Holder of a PhD (Unipa), a postdoc (QMUL), and an HEA Fellowship, Assoc Prof Noto La Diega has published on leading international journals such as the European Intellectual Property Review and the European Journal of Law and Technology. Assoc Prof Noto La Diega’s works – published in English, Italian, Russian, and Korean – have been cited by the EU Court of Justice's Advocate General, the House of Lords, the European Commission, and the Council of Europe.
Assoc Prof Noto La Diega has a strong bidding record, having been funded by Microsoft, the Society of Legal Scholars, Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science, Italy’s Ministry of Education, and Santander. They have decennial academic experience in the UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Brazil and they have presented their research in prestigious venues including the WTO Public Forum in Geneva and the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference in Brussels.
Outside of Stirling, Assoc Prof Noto La Diega is Director of ‘Ital-IoT’ Centre of Multidisciplinary Research on the Internet of Things, Visiting Professor at the University of Macerata, Fellow of the Nexa Center for Internet and Society, Fellow of NINSO Northumbria Internet & Society Research Group, and Executive Committee Member of the Society of Legal Scholars, the oldest and largest society of law academics in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Alongside research and teaching, Assoc Prof Noto La Diega is a qualified lawyer called to the Bar of Italy in 2013, Co-founder of consultancy firm DPA2018, and LGBTQ+ rights activist.