The author, Arnaud Latil, is a doctor of private law, HDR lecturer at Sorbonne University, researcher at the Center for Studies and Research in Immaterial Law (Paris-Saclay University) and member of the Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence.
A work of legal reflection, open to the social sciences, which resonates with current European and international events.
Of recent appearance, digital law nevertheless has its roots in an ancient legal tradition, relayed in particular by EU law.
It is a right based on a risk-based approach. It thus shares its main legal tools with financial market law, food law and environmental law:
- a liberal law, at the origin of the great digital freedoms (freedom of circulation of data, net neutrality, etc.);
- a law of risk prevention, at the origin of a graduated approach according to the nature of the dangers (risks for fundamental rights, health or safety) and according to the nature of the actors involved (very large platforms, controllers access, etc.).
The analysis proposed in this work first sheds light on the understanding of the very many draft European texts in the digital field (IA Act, DSA, DMA, Data governance Act, Data Act, etc.). The book then puts digital law into perspective with other branches of law that are at the center of contemporary legal news, such as financial law, environmental law or food law.
Finally, the proposed analysis constitutes a pioneering source of reflection on resilience, which represents a modern legislative function still little known to jurists and little studied by doctrine.