- What is your position and mission in your institution?
I am an Associate Professor of Computers and Law, University of Bologna, CIRSFID, School of Law.
- What are the current Open data activities you & your organization is working on?
Legal Open Data, Open Government Data, Transparency, License, Privacy, Data protection in Open Data, Big Data.
I have been working in the accessibility of legal source since 90′. Now the eGovernment is evolving in Open Government Data for favouring transparency, accessibility, participation, democracy and effectiveness of public administrative services, quality of the life. I am contributing with standards, ontologies, metadata models. I also study licenses and privacy implications of the Open Government Data on the ecosystem with particular regard when the public administration cooperates with private sector.
I am a member of Technical committee for the standardization of CEN MetaLex (European XML legal standard), as well as member of the AKOMA NTOSO project managed by the UN/DESA which promotes XML standards for e-Parliament in Africa.
- Why is it important to you?
It is my research field, as main research field is Legislative and Legal Informatics.
- How Comsode project helped you to develop these activities?
Comsode is a privilege observation point considering the challenge to build a common platform for integrating heterogeneous open data coming from a variety of sources, owners, typologies.
- What was the most inspiring part of Comsode project for you?
The most interesting part is the methodology and the interdisciplinary analysis considering legal, social, economic aspects.
- Do you have any recommendations for Comsode project?
To produce a booklet on what is the lesson learnt and a tool-kit addressed to new similar projects in order to apply the same methodology.