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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UE and G7, Submarine Cables as a Strategic Asset for Network Security

The Russo-Ukrainian conflict has highlighted the urgency of also controlling energy and data transport infrastructure. The projects of the EU, Australia, India, and Japan for the creation of autonomous submarine connections are the first step towards securing internet networks. However, the real issues remain the control of transport and Internet governance, as stated by Andrea Monti, adjunct professor of Digital Law in the master’s degree program in Digital Marketing at the University of Chieti-Pescara – Initially published in Italian by Continue reading “UE and G7, Submarine Cables as a Strategic Asset for Network Security”

The “Meta-Mega-Fine” and the understandable inconsistency of the Data Protection Commissioners

The news of the ‘meta-mega-fine’ of over one billion euros imposed on the social networking platform by the Irish Data Protection Authority highlights once again the fundamental flaw in the political use of personal data protection rules and the inconsistency of the authorities responsible for enforcing them by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech Blog Continue reading “The “Meta-Mega-Fine” and the understandable inconsistency of the Data Protection Commissioners”