The Nexa Center for Internet & Society is a research center of the Department of Control and Computer Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino. The Nexa Center is born from the activities of an initially informal interdisciplinary group – with expertise in technology, law and economics – that grew up in Torino from 2003 and that has conceived, designed and implemented a number of initiatives: Creative Commons Italia (2003-present), CyberLaw Torino (2004), Harvard Internet Law Program Torino (2005), SeLiLi, free legal advice on open licenses for creators and programmers (2006-present), COMMUNIA, the European Commission-funded thematic network of 50 partners aimed at studying the digital public domain (2007-2011), Neubot, a software project on network neutrality (2008-present), and LAPSI, the European thematic network on legal aspects of public sector information funded by the European Commission (2010-2012). In recent years, the Nexa Center has continued devoting efforts in the fields of legal and technical standards for Open Data, network measurement, and privacy law& economics. See http://nexa.polito.it/history for further insights.
The Nexa Center is amongst the nine founding members of the Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC). In 2013 the Nexa Center has become part of the Global Network Initiative (GNI). In April 2012, the Nexa Center has launched the “Digital Revolution” undergraduate course at the Politecnico di Torino, focused on Internet & Society, and involving several members of the staff of the Center, as well as prestigious guest lecturers.
The Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino is member of the Steering Committee.