Unit FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEMS

Course
Legal services
Study-unit Code
A002850
Location
PERUGIA
Curriculum
Law and technologies
Teacher
Maria Chiara Locchi
Teachers
  • Maria Chiara Locchi
Hours
  • 42 ore - Maria Chiara Locchi
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2022
Offered
2023/24
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
The course addresses the main legal issues raised by information technologies from a comparative public law perspective, with particular reference to both the challenges posed to the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms and the opportunities and tensions with respect to democratic principles and political representation.
Reference texts
Students will be provided with learning materials during the course through Unistudium website.
Educational objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with useful contents for a critical understanding of the implications that new technologies have on legal relations in the public sphere. The use of the comparative method and case analysis will enable students to develop a complex knowledge, attentive to contexts and open to interdisciplinary dialogue.
Prerequisites
No specific pre-requisites.
Teaching methods
Face-to-face lessons.
Other information
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Learning verification modality
Oral exam.
Extended program
The course consists of two parts.

In the First part of the course the basic features of some comparative public law concepts and instruments will be introduced, to the extent they are useful to the in-depth study of the issues addressed in the second part of the course. In particular, the following contents will be addressed: comparative public law: notion and methods; constitution and constitutionalism; forms of state and forms of government; rights, freedoms and guarantees.


In the Second part the course will focus on the impact of Information technologies on some fundamental rights and freedoms, with an approach that includes both a general and systematic analysis of the main transformations and problematic issues and the presentation of single case studies.
In particular, the following aspects will be covered:
1) Press, broadcasting system and new media: challenges to the freedom of expression and information; the new speech crimes: hate speech, fake news and cancel culture;
2) Right to privacy: origins and evolution; information technologies and privacy: the right to data protection; the right to erasure/to be forgotten.
3) Information technology, transparency of decision-making processes and democratic participation: e-government and e-democracy; digital populism and the crisis of political representation; the complex role of social media in autocratic states.
4) Artificial Intelligence: the various types of AI and the different legal implications; constitutionalism and AI: digital sovereignty and transnational regulatory models; challenges for the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms.

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEMS

Code A002850
Location PERUGIA
CFU 2
Teacher Maria Chiara Locchi
Learning activities Caratterizzante
Area Discipline giuridiche d'impresa e settoriali
Academic discipline IUS/21
Type of study-unit Opzionale (Optional)

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEMS

Code A002850
Location PERUGIA
CFU 4
Teacher Maria Chiara Locchi
Learning activities Caratterizzante
Area Discipline giuridiche d'impresa e settoriali
Academic discipline IUS/21
Type of study-unit Opzionale (Optional)
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