JODI/OGID

 

Are smart-contracts contracts? Is current legislation fit to address the many problems posed by self-learning machines? Is it legal to purchase goods with a criptocurrency? Who is liable for the harm or damage caused by AI's systems?

Established in 2019 at the Department of Law and Economics of Productive Activities of Università di Roma La Sapienza, the Juridical Observatory on Digital Innovation - JODI (Osservatorio giuridico delle innovazioni digitali - OGID) examines the interactions between technology and private law, by considering digital innovations from the perspectives of classical legal concepts such as contract, torts, personhood, etc. In doing so, JODI (OGID) provides students, PhD candidates, researchers as well as lawyers with up-to-date literature and hosts on a regular basis seminars run by internal members as well as by external researchers with a variety of backgrounds. 

JODI (OGID) is headed by Prof. Salvatore Orlando, who is full professor of Private Law at Università di Roma La Sapienza, Faculty of Economics, and lawyer in Rome. The responsible for the organization is Dr. Daniele Imbruglia, who is fixed-term Research Fellow in Private Law at Università di Roma La Sapienza, Faculty of Economics.

Seminars/Webinars: JODI (OGID)'s seminars/webinars are open to everyone interested in joining. Seminars are held in presence at the premises of the Department of Law and Economics of Productive Activities of Università di Roma La Sapienza in via Castro Laurenziano, while webinars are held on Zoom. Each presentation is typically followed by a discussion. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, all events are currently being held in the form of webinars (on Zoom).
To join them, please send an email to jodi.deap@uniroma1.it.

JODI Calendar for 2019-2020:

  • 20.11.2019 3pm: Analisi della definizione legislativa di smart contract (Salvatore Orlando, Università di Roma La Sapienza);
  • 05.02.2020 4pm: Il riconoscimento della personalità elettronica per i robot (Daniele Imbruglia, Università di Roma La Sapienza);
  • 11.03.2020 6pm: Intelligenza artificiale e Fairness (Salvatore Orlando, Università di Roma La Sapienza);
  • 25.03.2020 4pm: Blockchain e Smart Contract (Marco Bellezza, AGID);
  • 02.04.2020 4pm: Smart contracts and European private law (Mateja Durovic, King's College);
  • 03.04.2020 10am: Regulating the online marketplace: new developments in EU consumer law (Eleni Kaprou, Brunel University London);
  • 22.04.2020 4pm: Il regolamento UE/2019/1150 sull’intermediazione online e i motori di ricerca (Federico Ruggeri, Università di Roma La Sapienza);
  • 06.05.2020 4pm: Presentazione da parte degli Autori del volume "La nuova civiltà digitale - L'anima doppia della tecnologia" (Gustavo Ghidini, LUISS Guido Carli, Alessandro Massolo, AGCM);
  • 13.05.2020 4pm: Blockchain ed economia aziendale: prime riflessioni critiche (Federica Ricci & Gaetano Della Corte, Università di Roma La SapienzaPOSTPONED;
  • 20.05.2020 4pm: Le app di allerta/tracciamento per il Covid-19 (Agostino Clemente, Università di L'Aquila);
  • 21.05.2020 5.30pm: Contact Tracing Apps and Privacy: How they work and critical issues (Antonio Polimeni) (in collaboration with Oxford Fintech & Legaltech Society);
  • 27.05.2020 4pm: ICO e cripto attività (Enzo Maria Incutti, Università di Roma La Sapienza);
  • 03.06.2020 4pm: Valute digitali: genesi del fenomeno, criticità e prospettive (Eugenio Prosperi, Università di Roma La Sapienza);
  • 23.06.2020 4pm: La successione nel patrimonio digitale (Stefano Deplano, Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli");
  • 24.06.2020 4pm: Il pagamento mediante dati personali (Shaira Thobani, Università degli Studi di Torino);
  • 01.07.2020 4pm: La responsabilità degli Internet service providers (Francesco Bernardi, Università di Roma La Sapienza);
  • 07.10.2020 4.30pm: Presentazione da parte degli Autori del volume "Diritto privato dei mercati digitali" (Alessandra Quarta, Università di Torino - Guido Smorto, Università di Palermo);
  • 21.10.2020 4pm: La natura finanziaria delle cripto-attività e i riflessi sul regime del capitale sociale (Attilio Altieri, Università di Foggia);
  • 27.10.2020 4pm Tutela dei dati personali e antitrust. L'incidenza dell'uso secondario dei big data sulla concorrenza (Laura Mancini, Università di Roma La Sapienza);
  • 28.10.2020 4pm: Sharenting e diritto alla riservatezza del minore in rete (Massimo Foglia, Università di Bergamo);
  • 04.11.2020 4pm: Il diritto e l'oblio (Marco Rizzuti, Università di Firenze);
  • 11.11.2020 4pm: Smart speaker e trattamento dei dati personali (Lavinia Vizzoni, Università di Siena);
  • 18.11.2020 4pm: Il consenso al trattamento dei dati personali (Andrea Maria Garofalo, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia);
  • 24.11.2020 12noon: Presentazione da parte dell'Autore del volume "Il verde e il blu. Idee ingenue per migliorare la politica" (Luciano Floridi, Oxford Internet Institute - OII - University of Oxford);
  • 25.11.2020 4pm: Profili civilistici del rischio informatico e contratto (Federico Pistelli, ESRB);
  • 02.12.2020 4pm: I mercati in crypto-assets tra discipline nazionali e proposta di regolamento europeo (Martina Scopsi, Università Bocconi);
  • 09.12.2020 4pm: Trasparenza e piattaforme online (Chiara Sartoris, Università di Firenze);
  • 11.12.2020 4pm: Intelligenza artificiale e responsabilità civile (Andrea Bertolini, Università di Pisa);
  • 16.12.2020 4pm: Smart contract: disciplina, criticità e risvolti pratici (Ettore William Di Mauro, Università di Roma La Sapienza)
As from 2020, JODI/OGID is in charge of co-ordinating a regular column on the quarterly Italian legal journal Persona e Mercato aimed at tracking developments at a national and European level in the area of technology law and practice.

Issues 2020:

News:

         Ø  24.11.2020 Professor Luciano Floridi of the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford) made a presentation of his most recent book "Il verde e il blu. Idee ingenue per migliorare la politica", in an online event organised by JODI (https://web.uniroma1.it/deap/sites/default/files/locandina_floridi_24_novembre.pdf). Professors Fabrizio D'Ascenzo (Dean of the Faculty of Economics), Giuseppina Capaldo (Prorettore) and Salvatore Orlando (head of JODI) of the Sapienza University of Rome attended.

          Ø  18.09.2020 Enzo Maria Incutti and Federico Ruggeri of JODI presented and discussed their papers respectively on ICOs and the possible interactions between the new P2B Regulation and the sharing economy at the Digital PhD Workshop "A Contract Law for the Age of Digital Platforms?" organised by the University of Pisa (PhD course in Juridical Sciences). Enzo Maria Incutti discussed his presentation ("A new slippery financial operation. Concerns and considerations on ICO") with Przemyslaw Palka of Yale Law School, while Federico Ruggeri discussed his presentation ("Not always so peer. The new P2B Regulation and the sharing economy") with Alessandra Quarta of University of Turin.

           Ø  30.06.2020 - JODI submitted online its feedback in the roadmap procedure relevant to the EU Commission’s initiative "Digital Service Act - deepening the internal market and clarifying responsibilities for digital services": https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12417-Digital-Services-Act-deepening-the-Internal-Market-and-clarifying-responsibilities-for-digital-services/F535601

           Ø 12.06.2020 - Professor Salvatore Orlando made a lecture on "Artificial Intelligence and Fairness: The European Union's approach" at the LM in European Studies, Private Comparative Law, sponsored by the Istituto Italo-Cinese Sapienza Università di Roma - Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL) of Wuhan (People's Republic of China).

          Ø 31.05.2020 - JODI filed its responses to the online questionnaire relevant to the open public consultation procedure on the EU Commission’s Communication - COM(2020) 66 final - A European strategy for data.

          Ø 19.05.2020 - JODI filed its responses to the online questionnaire relevant to the open public consultation procedure on the EU Commission’s White Paper - COM(2020) 65 final - On Artificial Intelligence - A European Approach to Excellence and trust, and submitted an explanatory document.

          Ø 12.05.2020 - JODI has been registered in EU Transparency Register, with number 164451038125-33 (https://ec.europa.eu/transparencyregister/public/consultation/searchControllerPager.do?declaration=jodi&search=search)

 

Articles published by JODI(OGID)'s members:

Ø  B. Gardelli Tedeschi, S Tobani, Innovazione, diritto e tecnologia: temi per il presente e il futuro. Introduzione, in Media Laws, 2020, 3 (available here);

Ø  D. Imbruglia, L'Intelligenza artificiale (IA) e le regole. Appunti, in  Media Laws, 2020, 3, (available here);

Ø  S. Orlando, The Tribunal of Rome upholds an interim injunction against Facebook on the basis that FB accounts are necessary for the exercise of the users’ fundamental rights, inComputer Law and Security Review, 39 (forthcoming).

Ø  S. Orlando, Green light to the Covid-19 alerting App “Immuni” by the Italian Data Protection Authority, in Computer Law and Security Review, 38 (October, 2020).

Ø  S. Orlando, The employment of drones by Local Police of Italian Municipalities at the time of Coronavirus, in Computer Law and Security Review, 37 (July, 2020).

Ø  S. Orlando, Blockchain and Smart Contract defined by Italian Law but follow-up guidelines and technical standards still missing, in Computer Law and Security Review, 36 (April, 2020).

Ø  L. Casalini, Blockchain and smart contracts. What changes lie ahead for banking and financial law? , in Diritto del risparmio, 9, 2019.

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