SOF on Trial. The Technical and Legal Value of Battlefield Digital Forensics in Court

The book Information Security Systems has been published in late 2017 by Springer as part of the  Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series.

Together with Prof. Luigi Mancini and dr. Agostino Panico of the Information Technology Department of the Sapienza University (Rome) I wrote the chapter titled “SOF on Trial. The Technical and Legal Value of Battlefield Digital Forensics in Court“.

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The Mistake of Giving Legal Value To Asimov Robotics’ Laws

In 1950, Isaac Asimov published Runaround, a short story where the famous Three Laws of Robotics were featured for the first time.
Today, Asimov’s Laws have become the rhetoric trick used by “artificial intelligence” and “intelligent robotics” experts.

Asimov’s Law are a brilliant literary invention but, from a legal standpoint, are flawed by a wrong assumption, i.e. the fact that robots are sentient being with autonomous will. Continue reading “The Mistake of Giving Legal Value To Asimov Robotics’ Laws”

India’s Supreme Court, Gay Rights and Privacy. Maybe Something’s Wrong Out There…

Last August, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark decision on privacy as a fundamental right, opposing the view that privacy has not a Constitutional stand:

the submission that privacy is only a right at common law misses the wood for the trees. The central theme is that privacy is an intrinsic part of life, personal liberty and of the freedoms guaranteed by Part III which entitles it to protection as a core of constitutional doctrine. The protection of privacy by the Constitution liberates it, as it were, from the uncertainties of statutory law which, as we have noted, is subject to the range of legislative annulments open to a majoritarian government. [1. Pag. 222].

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Scientific Research: the Italian Data Protection Commissioner Soro to support a very dangerous position about Biobanks

In an interview published by the Italian newspaper “La Stampa” on Oct. 31, 2017 the Italian Data Protection Commissioner Soro stated that:

“If it is true that a profit can be gained from the research on human biological material, is it true – too – that there is no such thing as biobank ownership, but only the right to research the available samples. [1. “Se è vero che si possono ottenere profìtti dalle ricerche sul materiale biologico degli esseri umani, è altrettanto vero non esiste la proprietà di una biobanca, ma solo il diritto a fare studi sui campioni disponibili” – English translation by Andrea Monti. ]”

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