Digital Law SIG

Digital Law SIG

The Digital Law SIG, currently chaired by Alberto De Franceschi and Christoph Busch, brings together experts from Europe and beyond, analysing the impact of digital technology on the law.

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) RoboticsAndrea Bertolini, Erica Palmerini; (j) Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts; (k) Artificial Intelligence: Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballel, Pascal Pichonnaz, Juliette Senechal; and (l) Online Dispute Resolution, Privacy & Personal Data ProtectionMarco Giacalone and Dariusz Kloza. 

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

For the list of SIG's Chairs and Members, please click here.


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The ELI ‘SIG of the Year’ Award for 2020 has been awarded to the Digital Law Special Interest Group (SIG).


The ELI Digital Law SIG continued its Digital Lunch Talk series with two further talks providing new insights on how the COVID-19 crisis impacts corporate law and the current debate about platform...


On 29 April 2020 the ELI Digital Law SIG launched its new Digital Lunch Talk series. In the first lunch meeting held via Zoom, SIG Chairs Christoph Busch and Alberto De Franceschi welcomed Professor...


On 12–13 December, the ELI Digital Law SIG organised a Conference on Contracts for the Supply of Digital Content and Digital Services at Bocconi University in Milan.


Meeting in Milan

The meeting took place on 13 December 2019 at the Bocconi University, Milan.


Meeting at the ELI Annual Conference in Vienna

The meeting took place on 6 September 2019.

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