Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (5 years) in GIURISPRUDENZA
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Seat of the course: 
Como - Sant'Abbondio
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (35 hours)

There are no specific prerequisites for this class.

Final Examination: 

Giovanni Pascuzzi, Il diritto dell’era digitale, il Mulino, 2020

Voto Finale

By the end of the course, students 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 are no specific prerequisites for this class.
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;
- Data protection and privacy, e-commerce, IP rights in the digital era, e-signature, cybercrimes, digital evidence.

Giovanni Pascuzzi, Il diritto dell’era digitale, il Mulino, 2020


The course follows an interdisciplinary approach, aimed at the direct involvement of students, and makes use of:
- classic frontal lectures,
- study and critical analysis of some cases that have played a decisive role in the definition of the rules and in the evolution of the legal system.

Students can contact the professor by email – giuseppe.vaciago @ - to arrange for day and reception hours.
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.