Digital Revolution - New Challenges for Law, a volume consisting of carefully selected contributions by leading scholars, practitioners and policy-makers, addresses the impact of digital technology on European Laws, taking inspiration from the work of the European Law Institute's Digital Law SIG.
Contributions address such diverse issues as the notion of data, data protection, supply of digital content, digital inheritance, online platforms, artificial intelligence, algorithmic regulation, Internet of Things, 3D-Printing, blockchain technology, smart contracts and virtual currencies.
The analysis of these issues is not confined to one area such as contract law, but cuts across both legal subjects and other disciplines to highlight the breadth and depth of the challenges posed by digitalisation. In particular, this volume highlights the consequence of digitalisation by analysing new overlaps and relationships between different fields of law (e.g. the relationship between contract law and data protection, or private and criminal responsibility in the Internet of Things). Furthermore, it considers which new aspects and structures may arise for the main areas of law as a result of the digital revolution, and how to determine their interrelationship.
Written for scholars, practitioners and policy-makers, this volume provides answers to the challenges posed by the digital revolution and acts as a basis for further developments of EU law and beyond.
The advantages at a glance
- - Book authored by leading Scholars, Practitioners and Policy-Makers.
- - Systematic approach.
- - In-depth analysis.
- - Policy-oriented.
Prof. Dr. Alberto De Franceschi is associate professor of Private Law at the University of Ferrara (Italy). He is co-chairman of the European Law Institute's Digital Law Group, co-editor of the Journal of European Consumer and Market Law (EuCML) and of The Italian Law Journal. His research focuses on issues related to the supply of digital content and digital services, privacy regulation, online platforms and the draft of a European Business Code. He has been acting as a consultant to the Italian Ministry of Justice in the legislative process for the adoption of EU Directives 2019/770 on the supply of digital content/services and 2019/771/EU on the sale of goods.
Prof. Dr. Reiner Schulze is Director of the Centre of European Private Law at the Westfa?lische Wilhelms-Universita?t Mu?nster (Germany), Council member of the ELI, and has been co-chairman of the European Law Institute's Digital Law SIG from 2015 to 2018. His present research interests focus on European private law, in particular the legal effects of the digital revolution on the law of obligations in Europe and the draft of a European Business Code.
The target group
For Scholars, Practitioners and Policy-Makers.