E-Governement Law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to introduce the student to the innovations that the renewed technological context determines on national public administrations, as now declined in the Digital Administration Code, with particular regard to the repercussions produced in the theory and practice of the electronic administrative act and procedure.
The application of new technologies is profoundly transforming the Public Administration, both in terms of organization and activity, at the same time determining the emergence of new rights for citizens and new obligations for administrations. The knowledge of this complex legal framework is therefore today of fundamental importance for understanding both the methods of organization and action of the administrations, and the ways in which these interact with private individuals.
The course addresses multiple issues, including the digitalisation of the procedure, the tools supporting this (digital signature, certified e-mail, etc.), the new rights of the Digital Citizenship Charter, the protection of personal data, the digitization of public tenders and the effects of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and the blockchain on administrative action.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to provide students with theoretical and practical tools to understand the legal institutions of digital administrations, and related issues. This is done by providing the technical notions essential to understanding digital tools, and evaluating the impact of legislation in the light of the technical framework. In this way the student is placed in a position to have an interdisciplinary vision of the issues addressed.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First trimester
Online lessons through the Microsoft Teams platform. Instructions are on the Ariel course site.
Course syllabus
Topics covered:
- Introduction to the course and fundamental notions.
- The Digital Administration Code
- The digital procedure
- Digital Citizenship Charter (CAD)
- Digital communication tools and PA (PEC, SPID)
- Electronic documents and electronic signatures
- Online public services
- The tools of digital administration (software and hardware) (open source, outsourcing, etc.)
- Specialized skills and the role of the AGID
- Databases and PA
- Open data
- PA and GDPR
- E-procurement
- Blockchain and administration
- AI and administration
Prerequisites for admission
Basic concepts of Italian administrative law
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons with slides projection.
For attending students, active participation in the lessons is a positive evaluation criterion towards the final exam
Teaching Resources
For attending students the materials will be indicated during the lessons.

Non-attending students will have to prepare the exam on the following text:
R. Cavallo Perin e D.U. Galetta, Diritto dell'Amministrazione Digitale, Giappichelli, Torino, 2020
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral or written exam, except as specified during the lessons for attending students only.
IUS/10 - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Carullo Gherardo
Educational website(s)
Monday, 3:00 PM, upon e-mail registration
Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law