Digital Law



Prof. Francesco Paolo Patti, Marco Bassini

Course Description

The course will focus on three main areas that are currently subject to intense investigation within the EU.

First, it will provide insight on the changing role of personal and non-personal data in the data economy and the responses of the law with respect to the EU regulations on transparency and liability. A focus will also be devoted to emerging problems of Covid-19 and data protection.

Second, it will devote attention to issues of liability associated with digital products: the Internet of Things, self-driving vehicles and 3D-printing. In particular issues related to the liability of subjects who make use of artificial intelligence will be tackled.

Its final part will address the evolutionary paradigms of blockchain technologies, smart contracts and virtual currencies as well as their impact on legal systems. In this part of the course, students will also be acquainted with online resolution systems implemented on blockchain platforms.

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to sharpen your knowledge in problems related to emerging technologies and the law. Students will be asked to tackle real-life scenarios and will meet companies that perform their activities in fields using new technologies. Specifically, by the end of this course you will be equipped with the key insights into the most important legal challenges that affect digital innovation that cover:
  • Data Protection and Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Criptocurrencies
  • Smart Contracts
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Autonomous Dispute Resolution

Course Material

Readings, slides and cases will be provided via e-learning space day by day

Assessment Methods

40% work in teams and 60% individual assessment (final written exam)

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