Assistant Professor of Law and Computer Science
Harvard Law School, LLM 2012
Oxford University, Postgraduate Diploma in IP Law and Practice 2016
Harvard Law School, SJD 2022
Elettra Bietti, an expert on market regulation, data and antitrust law as they play out in the digital economy, joined the Northeastern faculty in 2023 as assistant professor of law and computer science within the School of Law and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Professor Bietti was previously a joint fellow at the Information Law Institute at NYU and the Digital Life Initiative at Cornell Tech in New York. Professor Bietti studies how platform companies such as Google or Twitter shape people’s political and consumption choices and defends conceptions of privacy, data protection and antitrust law that are sensitive to infrastructural and collective concerns in the digital economy.
Professor Bietti’s work has been published or is forthcoming in legal venues such as the Texas Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Georgetown Tech Law Review, Pace Law Review, the Computer Law and Security Review, as well as general or technical venues, such as Cambridge University Press, MIT Press, Oxford University Press, ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency and the Journal of Social Computing. She recently defended a dissertation on “Law, Freedom and Power in the Digital Platform Economy” at Harvard Law School and, prior to academia, she was an antitrust and intellectual property lawyer at Allen & Overy in London and Brussels, where she handled cross-border corporate transactions and intellectual property disputes.
Professor Bietti holds an SJD and LLM from Harvard Law School, an LLB from University College London and a Postgraduate Diploma in IP Law and Practice from Oxford University. She is a faculty associate with the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and is an affiliated fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.
Fields of Expertise
- Antitrust Law
- Comparative Law
- Consumer Protection
- Data Protection
- Data Governance
- Intellectual Property
- Jurisprudence Philosophy
- Law and Technology
- Market Regulation
- Political Economy
- Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
- Technology and Society (STS)
- Technology Policy
- “Structuring Digital Platform Markets: Antitrust and Utilities’ Convergence,” 2024.4 University of Illinois Law Review (forthcoming, 2024).
- “A Genealogy of Digital Platform Regulation,” 7 Georgetown Law Technology Review 1 (2023).
- “Consent as a Free Pass: Platform Power and the Limits of the Informational Turn,” 40 Pace Law Review 307 (2020).
- “Dissolving Privacy, One Merger at a Time: Competition, Data and Third Party Tracking,” 36 Computer Law & Security Review (2020).
- “Self-Regulating Platforms and Antitrust Justice,” 101 Texas Law Review 165 (2022).
- “Data Waste,” 61 Harvard International Law Journal Online (2020).
- “The Discourse of Control and Consent Over Data in EU Data Protection Law and Beyond,” Stanford University Aegis Paper Series (2020).