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Alberto Capriolo

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Alberto Capriolo is Researcher at LSTS Research Group and at Metajuridica Department. Currently, Alberto works on the promotion of children's digital rights and digital literacy, with particular regard to food and nutrition-related content.   


His investigations mainly focus on the concerns associated with digital food marketing, online food advertising and food-tracking apps (deceptive and manipulative advertising, surveillance and data tracking, spread of misleading nutrition information, impact on diet-related noncommunicable diseases). Particular attention is also paid to children’s digital literacy as a means for boosting food literacy and informed nutrition choices. 


Alberto holds a Master's degree in Law from Università Cattolica of Milan. After pursuing postgraduate studies in Food policy, he trained as a lawyer at Avvocatura dello Stato (Attorney General of Italy). Then, during his research experience in Naples and Rome, he developed a strong interest in the interplay between food, digital technologies and law. 


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels