Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (5 years) in GIURISPRUDENZA VA
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Optional subjects
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
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Lesson (35 hours)

There are no specific prerequisites for this class.

The modalities of the final exam will be those announced at the beginning of the course, that is:
1) The oral exam will concern the complete programme (books and slides);
2) The student can choose whether the result of intermediate test is taken into account.

Voto Finale

Legal informatics is the theory and practice of information management within a legal system.

The interaction between information technology and law is dynamic.

The operators of a legal system (judges, lawyers, ordinary citizens) to achieve their objectives process data about the world (for example, in order to get the evidence of who did what and when). At the same time they manage information about the legal system itself (court rulings, contracts, statutes).

Although the concept of legal informatics is not new, its importance has grown enormously thanks to recent technological advances - including progress on big data, machine learning and autonomous systems (such as cars and robots), as well as the globalization of the Internet.

The result of these advances is the emergence of new professional figures (the data protection officer, the data legal analyst) who have specific training needs.

The technological impact is capable of radically changing legal professions, legal services and disrupting the way the legal system works for both professionals working in the legal system and ordinary citizens who are asking for new tools to understand and solve legal problems.

Class sessions include

Introduction to legal informatics and IT law, dynamics interplay between technology and law
Information society
Introduction to main legal issues related to IT technologies
Internet, data protection and privacy

One of the following books:
Giovanni Pascuzzi Il diritto dell’era digitale 2016 Il Mulino
Luciano Floridi La quarta rivoluzione 2017 Raffaello Cortina Editore
AAVV Manuale sul diritto europeo in materia di protezione dei dati personali 2018


At the end of the course, the student should be able to achieve two goals:
- gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the legal professions in the light of this technological transformation of the legal system,
- be familiar with the technical and legal means of dealing with them.

There is no other information.

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