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Suzanna Marazza


Suzanna Marazza is a collaborator at the CCdigitallaw of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)'s eLearning Lab since November 2019 and works as legal consultant dealing with legal challenges related to the use of digital technologies - ranging from copyright to data protection, especially within academia.

Through the CCdigitallaw, which is a competence center in digital law for Swiss Higher Education Institutions, she holds workshops and responds to requests in Italian, German, French and English related to copyright, licensing and data protection. She collaborates with several institutions on projects aiming at implementing Open Access, by advising students, teachers and researchers to manage their rights when using works, when publishing and negotiating with stakeholders.

She's also part of the team working on the new project MAPAW (Making A Privacy Aware World), which aims at communicating research on data privacy in order to create awareness on personal data issues and privacy risks for the end users of digital and mobile online technologies.

She has worked on the development of the DMLawTool, a software that aims at helping researchers in dealing with possible legal issues they might encounter during research data collection and management.

She speaks five languages and she is finishing her master's degree in law at the Università dell'Insubria (Italy), where she studies both Swiss and Italian law. She got the World Intellectual Property Organization's certificate of the Advanced Course on Software Licensing Including Open Source and is currently doing the Advanced Course on Arbitration and Mediation under the WIPO Rules. Besides, she participates on a voluntary basis to the open culture community of Creative Commons.

In the past, she worked for several years for the cantonal public administration and did internships in public, contract and criminal law fields in Canton Ticino and abroad.