Maria Livia Rizzo

Maria Livia Rizzo is a lawyer at Stefanelli&Stefanelli law firm. Her practice focuses on extrajudicial legal advice - auditing, drafting of opinions and contracts, legal compliance - in the field of data protection, medical devices and private computer law with particular reference to e-health and 3D printing in the medical field.

She obtained a PhD in Law and New Technologies at CIRSFID (University of Bologna) where she carries out research activities as a Research Fellow and where she is a Tutor at the Master in Personal Data Processing and Privacy Officer.

She is a lecturer in Legal Information Technology and in Legal Medicine at the School of Law of the University of Bologna and Peer reviewer of the Journal of Medical Ethics - British Medical Journal.

She teaches PhD, Master's and Degree courses in various Italian universities. She has given numerous speeches on legal issues in events dedicated to the technology and health sectors. Maria Livia Rizzo has also participated in roundtables at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

Author of scientific publications and contributions on issues concerning biolaw and digital law, she is also a Founding member and Secretary of the IDBN (Italian Digital Biomanufacturing Network) Association and member of the Scientific Committee of the related National Congress.

Recent Publications


Data sharing in healthcare: new techniques for sharing health-related data

In healthcare, data sharing is important not only for the purpose of care, but also for various public interest reasons. For data sharing to reach its full potential, regulatory barriers must be overcome and data quality and security must be ensured. 

Cybersecurity: how much cyber-attacks "cost" and the importance of protecting IT systems

In an increasingly digitally connected world, cybersecurity threats have a very significant impact on the global economy. Several areas have been affected by the changes brought on by the pandemic, and government-imposed lockdowns in many counties have accelerated the digital shift. During the Covid-19 emergency, online sales reached $4.8 trillion, up 22% from the pre-pandemic period. The International Labor Organization noted a significant increase in the use of smart working compared to the 260 million agile workers in 2019. Behind the digitization of work and services are technologies, including 5G, which globally attract significant investments.