IWP is pleased to welcome Marco Grotto for a month long research fellowship this August. At the Institute, he is investigating how the internet has been used to commit online crimes such as identity theft.
Dr. Grotto has previously been a Contract Professor at the University of Trento, Italy, and has taught undergraduate courses in economic criminal law and computer crimes. He has also taught at the Graduate School for Legal Professions at Trento-Verona.
At IWP, Dr. Grotto will research online identity theft within the United States and the European Union. He is primarily interested in issues related to personal data protection. He plans to investigate the criminal sanctions applied to computer system infringements and will focus on determining what accountability lies on the internet service provider in the event of computer-related crimes.
Dr. Grotto has done extensive work in the field of computer criminal law, and his Ph.D. research focused on criminal liability. At the University of Trento, he was a Fellow for the research project “Le problematiche dell’accertamento della colpa nella recente giurisprudenza sulla sicurezza sui luoghi di lavoro” (The Problems of the Determination of Guilt in the Recent Case Law on Safety in the Workplace). He was also a Research Fellow for the project “Le problematiche dell’accertamento della colpa, con particolare riferimento alla giurisprudenza dei Giudici di Pace della Regione Autonoma Trentino-Alto Adige” (The Problems of the Determination of Guilt, with Particular Reference to the Jurisprudence of Justices of the Peace of the Autonomous Region of Trentino-Alto Adige) at the University of Trento.
– Ariana Bostick, Intern