Luca Belli

DCPR: Best Practices on Due Process Safeguards regarding Online Platforms’ Implementation of the Right to an Effective Remedy

This document represents the collective output of the ad hoc working group of the Dynamic Coalition On Platform Responsibility (DCPR) on the implementation in the context of online platforms of the right to an effective remedy, enshrined inter alia in article 8 of the UN Declaration of Human Right, article 2.3 of the Inernational Convenant on Civil and Political Rights, and articles 6 and 13 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

The Need for a RIoT (Responsible Internet of Things): A Human Rights Perspective on IoT Systems

The Internet of Things (IoT) is heralded by its propo-nents as a true propellant of the next industrial revolu-tion, able to generate considerable gains in efficiency and prompt growth “at an astronomical rate”. The concept of IoT is quite flexible and, to date, it does not enjoy a universally agreed definition. However, the various authors … Read more

Les enjeux de l’encadrement et de la gouvernance de l’ouverture des données publiques au Brésil

Cet article présente le cadre juridique de la gouvernance des données publiques et de la protection des données personnelles dans le cadre des villes intelligentes au Brésil. Il dresse le tableau des politiques brésiliennes d’ouverture des données, tout en en soulignant les défis et les risques. Il présente de manière critique les politiques d’ouverture des … Read more

La neutralità della Rete tra diritti fondamentali, Internet generativa e minitelizzazione

Quale è stato l’impatto di Internet sulle libertà e sui diritti umani? La rete è spesso descritta come un nuovo, grande spazio di libertà. Al contempo, però, le nuove tecnologie possono prestare il fianco a minacce inedite per i diritti degli individui e delle formazioni sociali. È allora fondamentale interrogarsi se davvero l’avvento della società … Read more

Net Neutrality, Zero-rating and the Minitelisation of the Internet

The Internet is a general-purpose network grounded on openness, decentralisation and interoperability. Such features have allowed innovation to flourish, lowering barriers to communication, participationand cooperation, thus empowering endusers. ‘General purpose’ means that the purpose for which the Internet is used is not predefined by the operator but can be autonomously decided by the enduser. In … Read more

Selling your soul while negotiating the conditions: from notice and consent to data control by design

This article claims that the Notice and Consent (N&C) approach is not efficientto protect the privacy of personal data. On the contrary, if data where to be considered individuals’ soul,N&C could be seen as a license to freely exploit the individual’s personal data. For this reason, legislators and regulators around the world have been advocating … Read more

A heterostakeholder cooperation for sustainable internet policymaking

The article discusses the rise of a multistakeholder approach to internet policymaking and takes a critical stance with regard to the sole reliance on the multiplicity of stakeholders rather than focusing on the heterogeneity of stakeholders’ interests. The article analyses the evolution of the multistakeholder discourse from the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society to … Read more

Network Self-determination and the Positive Externalities of Community Networks

This paper argues that existing examples of Community Networks (CNs) provide a solid evidence-base on which a right to “network self-determination” can be constructed. Network selfdetermination should be seen as the right to freely associate in order to define, in a democratic fashion, the design, development and management of network infrastructure as a common good, … Read more

Law of the Land or Law of the Platform? Beware of the Privatisation of Regulation and Police

This chapter argues that digital platforms are increasingly undertaking regulatory and police functions, which are traditionally considered a matter of public law. The authors emphasise that such functions have been growingly delegated to platforms by public authorities, while at the same time platforms are self attributing such functions to avoid liability, de facto becoming private … Read more