“Regulation and New Technologies”: new book points out law-related challenges

The publication contains five articles that sum up discussions about the regulation of platforms, electronic commerce, innovations in the financial system and taxation.
Law
16 August 2022
“Regulation and New Technologies”: new book points out law-related challenges

Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School has just launched a book called “Regulação e Novas Tecnologias” (“Regulation and New Technologies”). Organized by Armando Castelar Pinheiro, Antônio José Maristrello Porto and Patrícia Regina Pinheiro Sampaio, professors on the school’s master’s and doctoral courses in regulatory law, the publication contains five articles that sum up discussions about the regulation of platforms, electronic commerce, innovations in the financial system and taxation.

Professor Ivar A. Hartmann wrote the first article, called “Introduction to the Regulation of New Technologies,” in which he conceptually delimits scope for the legal regulation of new technologies. The specialist considers tensions between regulations, which are necessary to establish norms for business activities, and the freedom of action of individuals and corporations, which is essential to innovation, a key characteristic of technological development.

Luca Belli, the coordinator of Rio de Janeiro Law School’s Center for Technology and Society, was responsible for an article titled “Fundamentals of Digital Technology Regulation: Understanding How Digital Technology Works in Order to Regulate It.” The Rio de Janeiro Law School professor analyzes the regulation of large internet platforms, which play a dominant role in both e-commerce and social networks.

Carol Elizabeth Conway contributed an article called “Fintechs and Their Regulatory and Competitive Aspects in Digital Markets.” The specialist presents a history of fintech regulation and points out the challenges facing the Brazilian Central Bank as the country’s financial markets modernize.

Daniel Dias, professor of civil law at Rio de Janeiro Law School, wrote an article titled “Civil Liability and the Internet,” which examines various issues involved in online social relations, including the Personal Data Protection Law, service providers’ liability for posts by third parties, and issues related to e-commerce.

The final article, by Professor Gustavo Fossati, is called “Taxation and the Digital Economy.” Fossati points out challenges for federal, state and municipal governments in collecting taxes in an increasingly digitized economy, considering the expansion of cryptocurrencies.

"This book aims to share reflections oh the regulation of the use of new information technologies and their impacts on the modern world. Five experts on this topic weew invited and their articles will contribute to be a better understanding of how complex these issues are. We hope that this publication can aid future studies and debates", says professor Antônio Maristrello Porto, one of the publications's coordinators. 

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