JODI/OGID

 

What is the legal status of data? 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 cryptocurrency? 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 and professionals 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.

Special webinars identified in the below list with the words "REM TENE" after the Latin motto rem tene verba sequentur are held by non-legal experts and are aimed at providing useful notions derived either from research in the fields of Computer Science and Statistics and from the actual implementation of digital technologies in the business and non-profit sectors.

JODI Calendar for 2021 - Semester 1

  • 03.2.2021 h. 4pm, Piattaforme e accesso alla giustizia: tra Alternative Litigation Funding e Alternative Dispute Resolution (Letizia Coppo, LUMSA)
  • 10.2.2021 h. 4pm, La qualificazione giuridica dei termini d'uso delle piattaforme: le nuove frontiere della contrattazione online (Alessandra Quarta, Università di Torino)
  • 17.2.2021 h. 4pm, AI e Corporate Governance (Francesco Pacileo, Università di Roma La Sapienza)
  • 24.2.2021 h. 4pm, La prevedibilità delle pronunce giurisprudenziali civili nella prospettiva dell'IA (Emanuele Tuccari, Università di Pavia)
  • 10.3.2021 h. 4pm, Platform economy e responsabilità delle piattaforme di intermediazione (Silvia Martinelli, Università di Milano La Statale)
  • 17.3.2021 h. 4pm, REM TENE: La gestione delle informazioni all'interno delle imprese (Antonio Matera, Open Text)
  • 24.3.2021 h. 4pm, Digitalizzazione e proprietà intellettuale (Lucio Casalini, Università di Roma La Sapienza)
  • 31.3.2021 h. 4pm, REM TENE: Wikipedia dietro le quinte (Iolanda Pensa, Wikimedia Italia)
  • 07.4.2021 h. 3pm, Discriminazione 2.0: i limiti alla libertà di impresa tra online speech, sharing economy e applicazione orizzontale dei diritti fondamentali (Riccardo De Caria, IREF Fellow)
  • 14.4.2021 h. 4pm, I recommender systems (Roberta Montinaro, Università di Napoli L'Orientale)
  • 21.4.2021 h. 4pm, Il "prezzo dei prezzi". Una soluzione di mercato ai rischi dell'high frequency trading? (Matteo Gargantini, Universiteit Utrecht)
  • 28.4.2021 h. 4pm, La lotta per la moneta (Marco Francesco Campagna, Luiss)
  • 05.5.2021 h. 4pm, Veicoli a guida autonoma e responsabilità civile (Francesco Paolo Patti, Università Bocconi)
  • 12.5.2021 h. 4pm, REM TENE: Webinar sulla Blockchain (a cura del Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Roma La Sapienza)
  • 19.5.2021 h. 4pm, Banche dati fiscali: ragioni del fisco e tutela dei dati personali, quale connubio? (Stefano Maria Ronco, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation)
  • 26.5.2021 h. 4pm, Presentazione IoT and the law, Routledge, 2021 (Guido Noto La Diega, University of Stirling)
  • 09.6.2021 h. 4pm, Tutela dei minori e nuove tecnologie (Ilara Garaci, Università Europea di Roma)
  • 16.6.2021 h. 4pm, Un dialogo fra proprietà e autonomia contrattuale: il condhotel (Alessandro Bernes, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia)
  • 23.6.2021 h. 4pm, REM TENE: Webinar sul Machine learning (a cura del Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Roma La Sapienza)
  • 30.6.2021 h. 4pm, Tecniche procreative e orizzonti tecnologici (Edoardo Messineo, Università di Roma La Sapienza)
  • 29.9.2021 h. 4pm, Nuove tecnologie e diritto dei trasporti (Alessandro Zampone, Università di Roma La Sapienza)
  • 06.10.2021 h. 4pm, Presentation by the author of the book "Wizards of the Web, an outsiders journey into tech culture programming and mathemangics" (Jakob Svensson, Malmö University)
  • 13.10.2021 h. 4pm, Presentation by the author of the essay "Democratic Data: A Relational Theory For Data Governance" (Salomé Viljoen, Harvard University) 
  • 20.10.2021 h. 4pm, REM TENE: The cyber risks affecting smart contracts and oracles (Daniel Nelson, Digital Silence and Lorenzo Zaccagnini, Devoleum)

 

As from 2020, JODI/OGID is in charge of coordinating 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:

Issues 2021:

News:

           Ø 01.04.2021Professor Salvatore Orlando has been appointed co-responsible of the block of lessons on "Ethics and legal rights in AI" ("Etica e diritti nella IA") at the 2020/2021 High Formation Course (Corso di Alta Formazione "CAF") of the Sapienza University of Rome "Ethics, legal rights and policies of the Artificial Intelligence" ("Etica, diritti e policies dell'Intelligenza Artificiale") https://www.uniroma1.it/it/offerta-formativa/corso-di-alta-formazione/2021/etica-diritti-e-policies-dellintelligenza

          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  S. Orlando, Profili definitori degli "smart contracts", in R. Clarizia (a cura di), Internet, contratto e persona: quale futuro?, Pisa 2021, p. 41 ss.;

Ø  D. Imbruglia, La Cassazione e le responsabilità dell’host provider, in C. Granelli (a cura di), I nuovi orientamenti della Cassazione civile, Milano, 2020, pp. 790-817;

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, 3, 2019 (available here).

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