LAW AND CONNECTED OBJECTS - November,15 2019 - Law Faculty Nice

This project is part of a process of reflection initiated several years ago by GREDEG legal researchers on the relationship between law and digital progress. It is based on the proven fact that digital progress is being made at a considerable speed, which far exceeds the usual pace of the law's "factory". This gap is naturally accentuated by the context of globalization and the emergence in this new field of the law of "crucial" companies with considerable economic power and at the forefront of digital innovation. However, in many respects, these phenomena undermine pre-existing legal concepts, thought of on a national scale, for the capitalist enterprise of the 19th century. More generally, the theme raises profound questions about the method of legal regulation of these phenomena, which, as a result, often trigger a late and imperfect legal reaction, which would nevertheless benefit from being rethought in its very approach. Among the phenomena at the heart of the problem is the development of connected objects. The result has been revolutionary technologies such as blockchains and smartcontracts that, in practice, allow the establishment of autonomous digital legal systems without the need for judges and lawyers. This raises many problems, including the application of civil liability rules and the protection of personal data. In short, the articulation of these systems with the classical rules of law generates a pressing need for clarification and identification of legal problems and, certainly, proposals for legislative changes capable of accompanying the development of these technologies. The purpose of the research project is precisely to address these needs. The research will be for legal purposes. Nevertheless, it will be enriched by extra-legal analyses (economic, sociological, philosophical, IT, etc.).

Round table discussions - NOVEMBER 15th 2019 -  9am to 5pm - Law Faculty Nice

The day will be structured around four round tables
  1. Connected objects and economic and technological aspects
  2. Connected objects and territories
  3. Connected objects and Data
  4. Connected objects and health



Francesco BANTERLE, Avocat au barreau de Milan (communication en anglais)

Chargé de mission Gestion de Crise - Environnement numérique, Département Risques & Crises, Institut National des Hautes Études de la Sécurité et de la Justice (INHESJ)

Christophe LAZARO, Professeur de droit à l’Université de Louvain, Centre de philosophie du droit

Bruno MATHIS, Consultant et chercheur indépendant, Administrateur de Open Law (espace de travail et d’expérimentation pour les acteurs du droit) Florence G’SELL, Professeur de droit à l’Université de Lorraine

Grégory LEWKOWICZ, Professeur de droit à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, Centre de philosophie du droit Perelman


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