Liudmila Sivetc profile picture
Postdoctoral Researcher, Laws


Caloniankuja 3

Areas of expertise

International and Comparative Law
Russian Law
Internet Governance
Digital rights
Freedom of Expression Online


LL.D. Liudmila Sivetc is a postdoctoral researcher since August 2022. She focuses on freedom of expression and online platforms. Her current research interest is the moderation of comments on online news articles and the issues of freedom of expression. Liudmila teaches three courses: Legal Aspects of Acting Online, Freedom of Expression on Online Platforms: To Delete or To Ignore?, and Law and Artificial Intelligence: Human Rights Implications.

Liudmila joined the Faculty in 2016 as a doctoral candidate after graduating with a Master’s degree in International and Comparative Laws. Her Master’s thesis was honored with an award by the Finnish IT Law Association in 2017. Her first Master’s degree was received in 2003 in Russia from the Faculty of Law of State St. Petersburg University.​​​​​​​

In 2016-2018, Liudmila was a partner of the Russian Media Lab project, funded by Helsingin Sanomat Foundation and coordinated by the Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki. In the spring of 2019, she was a visiting researcher at Center for Internet and Society (CIS), coordinated by Francesca Musiani, Deputy Director of CIS, CNRS, Paris/France. In Autumn 2023, she will be a visiting researcher at the Information Society Project (ISP), directed by Jack Balkin, Yale Law School, New Haven, USA.


Lecturer for the course “Internet Governance and Digital Rights,” University of                                            Turku / Spring 2017, 2018

Responsible teacher for the course “Digital Transformation of State and                                                          Society in Russia from a Comparative Perspective", University of Turku, Finland / Spring 2020

Responsible teacher for the course “Legal Aspects of Acting Online,” University                                             of Turku, Finland / Autumn 2020-2023

Responsible teacher for the course "Law and Artificial Intelligence: Human                                                      Rights Implications",  University of Turku, Finland / Spring 2023

Responsible teacher for the course "Freedom of Expression on Online Platforms:                                           To  Delete or To Ignore?", University of Turku, Finland / Spring 2023


Liudmila has been following the law and technology approach. For her doctoral dissertation, she examined how the Russian government sought to use the internet infrastructure to indirectly control online speech. Her current postdoctoral research project also combines legal and technological perspectives. She focuses on how Internet technologies affect moderation and commenting on online news portals and how EU laws as well as the ECtHR jurisprudence regulate the same phenomena.


Sort by: