Information and Knowledge Society

This studies the legal problems arising from the implementation of digital technology and the Internet in the fields of intellectual and industrial property, personal data, privacy, confidentiality, the right to honour, privacy and one's own image, consumer and user protection, service provider liability, online conflict resolution and new types of crime; all within the current context of normative globalization. Also studied are aspects of taxation in employment relations from the point of view of both the entrepreneur and the workers, with special reference to the technological aspects (tax and social security e-administration). Finally, the processes of victimization and devictimization are studied, as well as restorative justice practices and their incorporation into the criminal justice system, especially with regard to how the forms of responding to crime are transformed with the information and knowledge society.

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INTERDRET | Law and Internet

The INTERDRET group researches and analyses the impact of digital technologies on the information society and the legal, political and citizen-related changes that these have caused. The scope of these global transformations in governance includes areas such as the protection of intellectual and industrial property rights, data protection, regulation of e-commerce, the responsibility of intermediaries for third-party content, digital signatures and digital evidence (within the context of the justice system) and new types of criminal activity related to the information society.

The aim of the research group is to analyse the legal problems derived from the implementation of digital technology and the Internet within the following areas of law: intellectual and industrial property, personal data, privacy and confidentiality, consumer and user protection, service provider responsibility, the resolution of online conflicts, and new types of criminal activity, all within the current context of increasingly globalized regulation.

The researchers in this group study the following subject areas:

1.  Internet and industrial property
2. The contracting of digital content provision
3. The protection of non-consumer Internet users

Dr Xalabarder Plantada, Raquel

INTERDRET

TAXLABOR | Taxation, Labour Relations and Social Benefits

The researchers in this group study the following subject areas:

1)  National and international taxation.

2)  Social benefits and alternative social provision tools.

3)  Procedural and technological aspects of taxation (tax proceedings, e-administration and social security and fraud).

Dra.Delgado Garcia, Ana Maria

TAXLABOR

VICRIM | Victimology and Crime in the Information Society

The researchers in this group study the following subject areas:

1)  Victimization and devictimization processes.

2)  Restorative justice practices and their incorporation into the criminal justice system.

3)  New forms of criminality in the information and knowledge society.

Dr Tamarit Sumalla, Josep Maria

VICRIM

Public law in the information and knowledge society

Dr Vilalta Reixach, Marc