The DCU Law & Tech Research Cluster is a centre of excellence investigating the interplay between law and digital technology in Ireland and beyond.



Digital Constitutionalism: The Role of Internet Bills of Rights

Edoardo Celeste

Investigating the impact of digital technology on contemporary constitutionalism, this book offers an overview of the transformations that are currently occurring at constitutional level, highlighting their link with ongoing societal changes.

Hart 2022

Constitutionalising Social Media

Edoardo Celeste, Amélie Heldt, Clara Iglesias Keller

This book explores the relationship constitutional law and social media. It explores how social media could be constitutionalised to protect the fundamental rights of people across the world. It is set to be published in 2022.

Hart 2021

Data Protection Beyond Borders

Transatlantic Perspectives on Extraterritoriality and Sovereignty
Federico Fabbrini, Edoardo Celeste, John Quinn

This book discusses new developments in privacy law and the efforts undertaken by states in asserting their sovereignty over data.

Book Chapters

Journal Articles


Digital Humanism: The Constitutional Message of the GDPR

Edoardo Celeste & Giovanni de Gregorio

This article aims to analyse the constitutional message of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the age of artificial intelligence. GDPR can be said to take a para-constitutional role in legislating digital information and highlights how GDPR promotes a humanist approach to digital society.


Regulating Big Tech: The Digital Markets Act

John Quinn

This article discusses the European Commission’s draft proposals for the Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act. It goes into detail on the legal implications of the proposals and focuses on the legislative emphasis on governing platforms.

Working Papers

Conference Slides

Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University

Can We Criminalise Disinformation?

Dr. Ushangi Bakhtadze

These slides were presented by Dr. Ushangi Bakhtadze at the ‘Regulating Online Disinformation: Comparative Perspectives’ conference.

Advocacy Papers