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The Digital Rights Delusion
Humans, Machines and the Technology of Information

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ISBN 9781032447308
March 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge India
184 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines the ever-increasing impact of technology on our lives and explores a range of legal and constitutional questions that this raises. It considers the extent to which concepts such as 'cyberspace' and 'digital rights' advance or undermine our understanding of this development and proposes a number of novel approaches to the effective protection of our rights in this rapidly evolving environment. Finally, it shows how the abuse of the adjective digital has demoted legal rights into subjective and individual claims.

The work will be of particular interest to scholars of privacy, artificial intelligence, free speech, as well as policymakers and the general reader.

Table of Contents

1. Ain’t no such thing as ‘cyberspace’ 2. The quest for digital rights 3. Social Networks and Rights 4. Encryption and Rights 5. AI, Robots and (their?) rights 6. Conclusions

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Andrea Monti is an Italian lawyer, journalist, and academic, whose expertise ranges from biotechnology to privacy and high-tech law. He previously taught Public Order and Security at the Gabriele d’Annunzio, University of Chieti, Italy, where he is now an Adjunct Professor of Digital Law. Also, he is an Adjunct Professor of Cybersecurity Contracts at the da Vinci online University, in Italy. Over the last years, he has delivered lectures as part of the Italian State Police training programmes. He has published several papers on bio-information, computer forensics, technology, and public order, as well as books on computer hacking. His most recent publications are Protecting Personal Information: The Right to Privacy Reconsidered (2019), COVID-19 and Public Policy in the Digital Age (2021), National Security in the New World Order (2022) with Raymond Wacks and, in Italian, Cybercrime e responsabilità da reato degli enti (2022).