Mireille M. Caruana

B.A. (Melit.), M.Jur. (Melit.), LL.M. (Lond.), LL.D. (Melit), Ph.D. (Bristol)

Dr. Mireille M Caruana is Lecturer in EU and Information Technology Law within the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Bristol in 2014 on the basis of her thesis on data protection and the differing European approaches to uses of personal data in the criminal justice sector. She graduated Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University of Malta in 2002 and Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law in 2004. She was called to the bar in Malta in 2003. She specialised in Computer and Communications law at Queen Mary University of London (LLM 2008).

Mireille’s research focuses on aspects of Information Technology law and society, running across a number of legal subject areas including, but not limited to: information technology law, e-commerce law, intellectual property law, human rights and the protection of privacy, data protection law, cyber-security including cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism, Internet governance including regulatory theory and practice. The thread that holds this somewhat disparate collection together is the role of the law in determining the access to, use of, and controls over, all kinds of information. She has written and published articles on various aspects of privacy and data protection law.

Mireille has developed courses and taught at under-graduate and post-graduate level in Malta and the UK. Her current teaching portfolio includes: EU Information Technology law and policy, e-Commerce law and policy in the EU, Gambling law and policy in the EU, and EU Consumer law. At the University of Bristol (2010-2011) she lectured computer science students on Law and Information Technology.

She has been appointed as member of the newly formed UM Board of the Centre for Distributed Ledger Technologies. She is also a member of the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) and its sub-committee on data protection.