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Virtual Freedoms, Terrorism and the Law

Edited By Giovanna De Minico, Oreste Pollicino Copyright 2021
    252 Pages
    by Routledge

    252 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book examines the risks to freedom of expression, particularly in relation to the internet, as a result of regulation introduced in response to terrorist threats.

    The work explores the challenges of maintaining security in the fight against traditional terrorism while protecting fundamental freedoms, particularly online freedom of expression. The topics discussed include the clash between freedom of speech and national security; the multijurisdictional nature of the internet and the implications for national sovereignty and transnational legal structures; how to determine legitimate and illegitimate association online; and the implications for privacy and data protection. The book presents a theoretical analysis combined with empirical research to demonstrate the difficulty of combatting internet use by terror organizations or individuals and the range of remedies that might be drawn from national and international law.

    The work will be essential reading for students, researchers and policy makers in the areas of Constitutional law; Criminal Law, European and International law, Information and Technology law and Security Studies.

    Introduction, Giovanna De Minico and Oreste Pollicino xi

    Every Day’s Terrorism

    Giovanna De Minico

    Enforcement of the Right to Digital Privacy

    Oreste Pollicino

    Processing Personal Data on EU Cross-Border Movements to Fight Terrorism

    Rosario Serra Cristóbal

    Cybersecurity and Data Protection in European Union Policies and Rules: the NIS Directive and the GDPR Synergy 63

    Miriam Viggiano

    Artificial Intelligence and the Right to Privacy in the Times of Terrorism 79

    Maria Orefice

    Fighting Terrorism Online: Censorship, Platforms and Freedom of Expression across the Atlantic

    Giovanni De Gregorio

    Freedom of Speech, Social Network in the Age of Terrorism: A Comparative Analysis

    Fulvia Abbondante

    Freedom of Expression behind the Incitement to Terrorism in a Globalised World by the Internet

    Germán M. Teruel Lozano

    Parameters towards a Fundamental Right of Accessing the Internet and its Restrictions: The Case of Terrorism

    Cláudio de Oliveira Santos Colnago

    National Sovereignty, Security, and Internet Governance: Impact on Constitutional Principles and Challenges for Human Rights of Internet Users

    Andrey Shcherbovich

    Lovers, Rebels, and IVF-Blade Runners: an ANT Model for the Post-Human World

    Mary Reisel

    Internet and Non-nationals: Is the Net a Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?
    Maria Francesca De Tullio


    De Minico Giovanna, Full Professor of Constitutional law, University of Naples Federico II (Italy). Director of the European Research Centre o Media for E.Society.

    Oreste Pollicino is Full Professor of Constitutional Law at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. His research interests include European and Comparative Constitutional Law; Media Law; Internet Law; Law and Cinema.