Key Staff Member, University of Minho

Francisco Andrade

His expertise on combining legal and digital setting will allow CitDig to better underline digital technologies’ regulation.


Summary of relevant skills and experience

PhD in Private Law (UMinho, 2009), MSc in Electronic Information Management (University of Sheffield, UK, 1996). Professor (School of Law – UMinho, lecturing Electronic Commerce and Electronic Contracting, Privacy and Data Protection, Electronic Identification and Documents, Law and Information, Law for Digital Marketing, Consumer’s Law to the 1st and 2nd cycles of study). Director (Master Course in Law & Informatics) UMinho. Member (IAAIL – International Association for AI and Law). Member of Organising Committee (“International Conference on AI and Law”), IAAIL, 2013, 2015, 2017. Local Chair (28th International Conference JURIX 2015 – “Legal Knowledge for Information Systems”), JURIX Foundation, 9-11/12/2015. Senior Member (IS-LAB – Intelligent Systems LAB), UMinho. Member (DTx – Digital Transformation Collaborative Laboratory) UMinho. Key Staff Member (Project “Intelligent Agents and Legal Relations”, 2005-2008), in the domains of Legal Sciences and Computer Science, FCT – Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Invited Speaker (7th International Conference “ПРАВО В ЦИФРОВУЮ ЭПОХУ – Law in the Digital Era”, Higher School of Economics in Moscow (Russian Federation), presentation on “Software ‘agents’ and robots – legal aspects”, 20/11/2017. Editor and author (“Legal developments on cybersecurity and related fields”, forthcoming), Springer International Publishing.

Relevant publication to CitDig implementation

“A legal framework for an elderly healthcare platform: a privacy and data protection overview”, with Paulo Novais et. al., in Computer Law and Security Review, 2017. “Data Protection and Biometric Data: European Union Legislation”, with Pedro Freitas and Teresa Moreira, in Biometric Security and Privacy – Opportunities & Challenges in the Big Data Era, Signal Processing for Security Technologies, Springer, 2017.  “Experience Using Digital Initiatives for the Co-production of the Public Good: The Case of the Operations Centre”, with Paulo Novais et. al, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer, 2017. “AI and states of mind from a legal perspective: from intentional states to guilt”, with Pedro Freitas and José Neves, in Proceedings of Machine Ethics and Machine Law, Jagiellonian University, 2016.  “Enhancing Municipal Decision Making through an Intelligent Conflict Support System”, with Paulo Novais and Marco Gomes, in Digital transformation in global society, Springer, 2016. “The right of access to information in Portugal and Brazil and the challenges of its implementation”, with Paulo Novais and Marciele Bernardes, in Digital transformation in global society, Springer, 2016. «Personal data and surveillance: the danger of the “Homo Conectus”», with Teresa Moreira, in Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, vol. 21, Intelligent Environments, IOS Press, 2016.  “Biometrics and data protection: these data are derived from an individual, with Teresa Moreira, in Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Contemporary Conflict Resolution, IGI Global, 2016. “Trust and reputation issues: from good faith of software “agents” to “smart contracts”, in “Temas de Direito Privado”, n.º 1, 2015. “Using Case Based Reasoning and Principled Negotiation to provide Decision Support for Dispute Resolution”, with Paulo Novais et. al., Knowledge and Information Systems Journal, Springer, Vol 36, Issue 3, 2013.

Relevant teaching experience to CitDig

 “Electronic Commerce and Electronic Contracting”, curricular unit, Master in Law & Informatics, UMinho (summary:  Contract Formation in Electronic Commerce; Web Contracting; Contracting without human intervention – EDI and Software Agent’s contracting; Trust and Reputation in Electronic Contracting; Smart Contracts); ii) “Privacy and Data Protection”, curricular unit, Master in Law & Informatics, UMinho (summary:  Law and Information Society; Data Protection and the danger of the Homo Conectus;  The digital territories; The new challenges of Ambient Intelligence).

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