Digital Law SIG

The Digital Law SIG brings together experts from Europe and beyond, analysing the impact of digital technology on the law.

The Digital Law SIG welcomes members from all legal fields. ELI members with constitutional and criminal law background are encouraged to join the SIG. Please contact the sub-group coordinator, via the ELI Secretariat, to be a part of the SIG.

The SIG was established in mid-2015. A coordinator has been appointed to each sub group: (a) Online Intermediary Platforms: Hans Schulte-Nölke; (b) Free Flow of Data and Data Property: Christiane Wendehorst; (c) Internet of Things and Self-Driving Vehicles: Hans Schulte-Nölke; (d) Big Data and Personalisation of Private Law: Christoph Busch and Alberto De Franceschi; (e) The Future of Digital Technologies Law Clinic: Michel Cannarsa; (f) 3D printing: Challenges for Contract, IP and Tort Law: Christian Twigg-Flesner; (g) Information, Advice and Intermediation in a Digital World: Leonie Adam and Hans-W Micklitz; (h) The Data Protection Officer: Bénédicte Fauvarque Cosson; (i) Robotics (Andrea Bertolini, Erica Palmerini); (j) Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts; (k) Artificial Intelligence.

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • 7 September 2018: meeting at the 2018 ELI Annual Conference and General Assembly in Riga (Latvia). An agenda of the meeting can be found here.

 

Past Events

  • 5–6 July 2018: Conference organised by the SIG on the European and Asian Perspectives on the Digital Economy: Platforms, Blockchain and FinTech, Ferrara (Italy). More information can be found here.
  • 19–20 April 2018: Conference organised by the SIG on the Digital Revolution: Data Protection, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Products, Blockchain Technology and Virtual Currencies Treviso (Italy). To read the conference brochure of this event, please click here.
  • 20 April 2018: SIG meeting in Treviso (Italy).
  • 8 September 2017, Vienna (Austria): SIG meeting at the ELI Annual Conference. Please find the agenda for the meeting here. Background materials can be found below
  • Issues for Possible Examination by the Data Economy Working Group
  • Issues for Possible Examination by the 3D Printing Working Group
  • The Data Protection Officer and Legal Disputes in Europe
  • 31 March 2017, Hull (UK): SIG meeting. Members focused on the following topics: (a) ELI Project Proposal on Online Intermediary Platforms; (b) Free Flow of Data and Data Property: Discussion of the Study Run Jointly with the American Law Institute; (c) Internet of Things; (d) Self-Driving Vehicles; (e) Big Data and Personalisation of Private Law. Research on further four topics has been proposed and approved: (a) The Future of Digital Technologies Law Clinic; (b) 3D Printing: Challenges for Contract, IP and Tort Law; (c) Information, Advice and Intermediation in a Digital World; (d) The Data Protection Officer.
  • 8 September 2016, Ferrara (Italy): SIG meeting during the ELI Annual Conference. SIG members reported and discussed developments and needs on the following topics: (a) Online Intermediary Platforms; (b) Free Flow of Data; (c) Internet of Things; (d) Autonomous Vehicles; (e) The Impact of Big Data on the Legal System; (f) E-User Self-Protection; (g) Further SIG work.
  • 21 January 2016, Vienna (Austria): Meeting. SIG members discussed eight short papers containing the results of research conducted on the topics proposed at the first SIG meeting in Münster and on two further topics: (a) Autonomous Vehicles; and (b) Big Data.
  • 2 October 2015, Münster (Germany): Meeting. SIG members agreed that the Group will initially focus its work on the following areas: (a) Free Flow of Data; (b) Internet of Things; (c) Online Platforms; and (d) Robotics and User Self-Protection on the Internet.

COORDINATORS

  • Alberto De Franceschi
  • Christoph Busch

Members

  • Lucia Giuseppina Alberti
  • Hugh Beale
  • Andrea Bertolini
  • Małgorzata Boszko
  • Maja Brkan
  • Christoph Busch
  • Fabrizio Cafaggi
  • Sergio Cámara Lapuente
  • Joana Campos Carvalho
  • Marta Cantero Gamito
  • Federica Casarosa
  • Caroline Cauffman
  • Ignace Claeys
  • Marc Clément
  • Council of the Notariats of the European Union CNUE
  • Barbara Conte
  • Edita Čulinović Herc
  • Gerhard Dannemann
  • Riccardo de Caria
  • Alberto De Franceschi
  • Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballell
  • Anne de Vries
  • Ana Maria Delgado Garcia
  • Larry DiMatteo
  • Konrad Duden
  • Mateja Durovic
  • Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson
  • Dessislava Fessenko
  • Michele Finck
  • Simon Geiregat
  • Mateusz Grochowski
  • Maria Raquel Guimarães
  • Patricia Guimarães
  • Christiane Hoffrichter-Daunicht
  • Geraint Howells
  • Martin Husovec
  • Paola Iamicelli
  • Rafael Illescas
  • Vaclav Janecek
  • Andrea Janssen
  • Lilia Kisseva
  • Xandra Kramer
  • Irene Kull
  • Michael Lehmann
  • Joasia Luzak
  • Elwira Macierzyńska-Franaszczyk
  • Vanessa Mak
  • Carlos Marinho
  • Brooke Adele Marshall
  • Felix Maultzsch
  • Giulio Messori
  • Jan Philipp Meyer
  • Hans Micklitz
  • Damjan Možina
  • Monika Namyslowska
  • Francisco Olicva Blazquez
  • Erica Palmerini
  • Marlena Pecyna
  • Karl-Nikolaus Peifer
  • Denis Philippe
  • Pascal Pichonnaz
  • Tobias Pinkel
  • Radim Polcak
  • Oreste Pollicino
  • Francesco Quarta
  • Bruno Reynaud de Sousa
  • Federica Riente
  • Sara Rodríguez Marín
  • Silvia Martinelli
  • Lucia Serena Rossi
  • Alberto Ruda
  • Domenico Russo
  • Raffaele Sabato
  • Marta Santos Silva
  • Martin Schmidt-Kessel
  • Hans Schulte-Nölke
  • Reiner Schulze
  • Juliette Senechal
  • Giuseppe Simeone
  • Harry Stamelos
  • Matthias Storme
  • Fumie Suga
  • Blanca Torrubia
  • Verica Trstenjak
  • Christian Twigg-Flesner
  • Sjef van Erp
  • Thomas van Rijn
  • Angelo Venchiarutti
  • Francisco Verdun Perez
  • Matthias Weller
  • Christiane Wendehorst
  • Aneta Wiewiórowska-Domagalska
  • Veronica Williams
  • Herbert Zech
  • Fryderyk Zoll