Prof. Dr. Giovanna De Minico, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Naples Federico II

My speech will focus on a current challenge: is an Internet Bill of Rights still possible?  My talk will be divided into two parts. 

The first outlines which hypothesis of regulation would be more suited to Internet: the binding one or the self-regulation one, keeping in mind the ethical question which is being examined by this panel.

The second part of my speech will delve into the basic legal issues addressed by the Italian Internet Bill of Rights, drawing from my direct involvement in its drafting as a member of the Boldrini Commission.

Giovanna De Minico, specialized in Civil Law, completed a Ph.D. and post-doc in Public Law. In 2001 professor of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Naples Federico II. Teaches also Media Law and Regulation at Masters of second level. Research interests include: Independent Authorities, Soft law, TLC and privacy, New methods of regulation, Internet and regulatory issues, Terrorism and Fundamental rights.

Authors of four books and more than 50 essays, published in peer reviewed International Journals; also writer for Italian newspapers (Corriere della Sera, Repubblica, Sole 24 ore, Fatto).

Consultant of the Consiglio Superiore delle Comunicazioni; member of the Parliamentary Commission established by President Boldrini for the Bill of rights of Internet, http://www.camera.it/leg17/1177; director of the Interdepartmental European Centre for Media and Society, www.ermes.unina.it; coordinator of the International group on The Constitutions in the age of Internet within the International association of constitutional law, www.iacl-aidc.org/en/iacl. Lawyer at the Supreme Courts. See Federico II’s web site: https://www.docenti.unina.it/giovanna.de%20minico.