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Basic Information


Course Unit Code: 058NN

Level of course unit

Second Cycle Degree Programme in Banking, Finance and Financial markets, Strategy, Management and Control, Marketing management and market research, Professional advice to businesses, Business Informatics.

Year of study

First year

Semester when the course is delivered

First semester

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6

Name of Lecturer(s):

Prof.: Dianora Poletti

Language of instruction


General Information

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to demonstrate a solid knowledge of the rules that govern new technologies, with particular focus on the principles and rules concerning Internet and social networks. He or she will be able to identify the legal problems arising from new technologies and to look critically at the free use of Internet. Students will be given notions to analyze practical case studies.

Course contents

New Technologies and Internet law is a branch of law of significant complexity, which is gradually becoming more and more important. The course provides notions on the following topics: Internet government, electronic documents and signatures, e-commerce and consumer law, data protection, copyright and IP rights, e-money, domain name, Internet service provider's liability, cloud computing, commercial advertising and spamming. During the course will be held seminars by experts with the partecipation of the students.

Specific Information

Prerequisites, co-requisites, as a prerequisite for further study


For this course the prerequisite/s is/are



Prerequisite for


Mode of delivery


face to face


Not mandatory

Teaching methods

Learning activities

Recommended or required reading

Manuale di diritto dell'Informatica, a cura di Valentino, ESI publisher, 2011, except Part V and the following chapters: Part I, Chapter 3, Part III, Chapter V, VI, Part IV, Chapter IV, V, VIII, IX, X. The Chapter XI of Part IV is replaced by the pamphlet on electronic documents and signatures downloading at the e-learning platform of the Department (website:

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment methods

Further information

Final oral exam 100%

Assessment criteria

The student will be assessed on his/her demonstrated ability to discuss the main course contents using the appropriate terminology. During the oral exam the student must be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge of the course material and be able to discuss the reading matter thoughtfully and with propriety of expression.

Work placement


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