- The Minister of Economy and Business has inaugurated the presentation of the work ‘Digital Society and Law’, which has had the participation of its co-directors Tomás de la Quadra-Salcedo and José Luis Piñar
- Nadia Calviño has demanded a reflection on how to undertake the digital transformation to guarantee equal rights and conditions for all citizens
The Minister of Economy and Business, Nadia Calviño, presided this morning the act of presentation of the book ‘Digital Society and Law ’. This is a work that compiles about fifty articles, the first of this draft that raises in our country a Reflection in the field of Law on the digitalization process.
‘Digital Society and Law’ aims to open the debate on the risks and opportunities that the digitalization of society entails for the protection of the fundamental rights of people and establish the foundations for future regulatory developments.
Guarantee the rights of citizens
In her opening speech, the minister has assured that digital transformation is a transverse and unstoppable phenomenon, with a high potential for prosperity. "But if, in addition to a prosperous society, we want a just society, we must reflect on the implications of this transformation in areas such as ethics and citizens' rights."He said, to add below:" We do not have the option to decide whether we are or not, but we still have the option to decide how we want to be"
In the words of the minister, access to the digital society is a fundamental right, which forces the public and private authorities to continue working for ensure that the internet reaches all citizens on equal terms. In this regard, it has highlighted the recent celebration during the Mobile World Congress of Barcelona of ‘Digital Future Society’, an event promoted by the Ministry of Economy and Business to face technological transformation from a humanistic perspective and discuss how global governance should contribute to place citizens on the axis of digitalization.
The presentation of the book 'Digital Society and Law' has also been attended by one of its directors, Tomás de la Quadra-Salcedo, who has listed some of the risks that, from a legal perspective, involve digitalization and convergence of new technologies. “This work is more than just a law book. Because in this area the challenges are so important, the changes that occur so relevant, that we are facing a Law under construction"
The presentation has been completed with a round table moderated by the Secretary of State for Digital Advancement, Francisco Polo, in which José Luis Piñar, Professor of Administrative Law of the CEU-San Pablo University and co-director of this work; and co-authors Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras, Professor of Commercial Law of the Carlos III University of Madrid; Christoph Steck, Director of Public Policy and Internet at Telefónica; and Carmen Herrero, professor of Commercial Law at the University of Valladolid.
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