The Chair in “European Protection Law of Individuals in relation to New Technologies” (PROTECH) held at the Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa (Faculty of Law) addresses:
The name proposed for the Chair intends to create a new label to highlight the protective approach in European Law, regulating the relation between individuals and technologies, since the relationship with technologies could place them in a position of vulnerability even if they do not have disabilities. By “vulnerable individuals” we intend all persons who act in a technological environment, where they are more exposed to the risk of damages as they are in a “vulnerable” position for different reasons (minor/old age, asymmetry of contractual power or information, see points a. and b.). We include in this large category human embryos as well: they are a crucial example of exposure to risk of damages because they do not act but they are ab origine created in a technological environment (point c.).
PROTECH project was developed within the activities of the Research Centre of European Private Law (ReCEPL)