The Digital Rights Delusion

This book examines the ever-increasing impact of technology on our lives and explores a range of legal and constitutional questions that this raises.

It considers the extent to which concepts such as ‘cyberspace’ and ‘digital rights’ advance or undermine our understanding of this development and proposes a number of novel approaches to the effective protection of our rights in this rapidly evolving environment.

Finally, it shows how the abuse of the adjective digital has demoted legal rights into subjective and individual claims.

The work will be of particular interest to scholars of privacy, artificial intelligence and free speech, as well as policymakers and the general reader.

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US-China war over processors goes beyond technological autonomy

The Financial Times reports  China’s decision to discontinue the use of Intel and Amd processors – as well as the Windows operating system and implicitly the software that needs it to work – from its civil services: China react to the technological ban with a blow to the solidity of US Big Tech. The analysis by Andrea Monti, Professor of Digital Law at the University of Chieti-Pescara – Initially published in Italian on Continue reading “US-China war over processors goes beyond technological autonomy”

Free press, investigative journalism and rule of law

The news of the alleged unauthorised access to databases of the judicial authorities by a law enforcement officer and the alleged making available of the results to newspapers has (re)produced yet another debate on the limits of (or to) investigative journalism in relation to press freedom by Andrea Monti – Initially pubished in Italian by Italian Tech. Continue reading “Free press, investigative journalism and rule of law”