Department: Derecho Constitucional

Faculty: Ciencias de la Información

Area: Constitutional Law

Research group: Historia y estructura de la comunicación y del entretenimiento


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Doctor by the Universidad de Navarra with the thesis Régimen jurídico del patrocinio en España y en la Comunidad Europea 1989.

Holder of a Doctorate in Communication Law and a Licentiate Degree in Law. Since 2020, Jean Monnet Chair of the Modern Times project on Digital Transformation of European Audiovisual Heritage, alongside three colleagues (Professor Paz Rebollo, Ramos Simón and Ramos Arenas). More than 15 years of involvement in projects related to Rights and Networks, ICT Safeguards and Open Government. Since 2020, together with Rafael Rubio, has led the SN-Disorders Project on Safeguards against Disinformation in Electoral Processes: Cybersecurity Issues and Other Network Information Disorders (Ref: PID2019-105334RB-I00), scheduled for completion in May 2023. Member of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence FreuDe at the University of Vienna since 2021 and completed a stay there in May 2022. Member of the Next Generation Funds’ Cyber-Elections Project, 2022-2023, TED2021-130876B-I00. CYBERSECURITY IN ELECTORAL PROCESSES led by Rafael Rubio and José María Coello de Portugal; project scheduled for completion in December 2023. Visiting Scholar at UCLA in the 2013/2014 academic year and at the University of California at Berkeley in 1997-1998 (School of Law); and in the summer of 2017 an Affiliate of the School of Journalism via a Complutense del Amo Scholarship, specializing in law and technology, cyberspace law and copyright in the digital sphere. Member of the Madrid Bar Association (not currently practising). In the late 90s, introduced to Spain subjects such as Telecommunications and Internet Law and Copyright in the Cultural and Audiovisual Industries at the Faculty of Information Sciences; since 2015 has run seminars and PhD courses on the transformation of the audiovisual industries. Building on this specialization focused on since 1998, also leads the Disinformation Observatory of the SN-Disorders project and been responsible for the blog on ICTs published on Author of six monographs. Author of one of the first books on Internet law (Paradojas de Internet, 2001). Co-editor of Derecho de la Información. El ejercicio del derecho a la información y su jurisprudencia with Ignacio Bel, published by CEPC. Co-editor of the English-language volume Communication Rights, Law and Ethics with Ignacio Bel and Rodrigo Cetina (Wiley, 2021). Teaches Audiovisual Communication Law at the Complutense University of Madrid’s School of Communication as well as, following a stay at UCLA, Legislation and Management within the Master’s in Audiovisual Heritage. Since 2018, has been in charge of the International Practicum for European Mobility course for students on this Master’s. Member of the main communication researcher associations (e.g., AIERI, ICA and ECREA) within their Communication Law and Policy sections. Co-chair of AIERI’s Law Section and member of its International Committee. Has supervised 10 theses, including 2 in the last 6 years. Coordinated a UCM international doctoral programme (1998-2005) in Santiago de Chile, which has produced 20 PhDs since 2000.