Tallinn University of Technology

The Department of Law and the Department of Economics and Finance organise an open lecture under Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Module „The Economic and Legal Evaluation of Digital Ecosystems in the EU“ (ELEDEEU). The lecturer will be Katrin Nyman-Metcalf (Adj. Professor at TalTech Law School, and Head of Research at e-Governance Academy) who will give a presentation titled "Will states be rendered irrelevant in the digital ecosystems of giants?"

The event takes place on October 29, 2020 from 17:30 to 19:00 in SOC-415 and also virtually on MS Teams (link).

Additional information:  Hakan Berber, hakan.berber@taltech.ee.

Abstract: Human rights are rights that all humans have, primarily vis-à-vis the state. The state must not violate our rights and furthermore must protect us against violations by private parties. The legal system provides states with various tools to fulfil this role, including legislation setting out the limits for what can or cannot be done, police forces with the rights to enforce rules, courts that will determine how laws should be interpreted, and so on. Each state can act in its territory and in some other instances where it may have jurisdiction, based on rules of international law. Then, internet came...The lecture will discuss whether we can still expect the state to protect us by creating norms for what is acceptable, enforcing norms, and providing us with tools of protection against others. Who decides what is ethical content on YouTube? Is Facebook responsible for our privacy? Where does Google have jurisdiction?

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