About the Project

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:

  • (a.) – Data subjects in digital habitats, with particular regard to Minors and Elderly Persons;

  • (b.) – Consumers in digital habitats, with particular regard to Minors and Elderly Persons;

  • (c.) – Embryos, unborn children, new forms of life created in laboratory.

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)





The Professors




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Expected results

The expected results of the course are the following:

Project Factsheet


  • Project Reference:  611876-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPJMO-CHAIR

  • EU Grant: 50000 EUR

  • Programme: Erasmus+
  • Key Action: Jean Monnet Activities

  • Action Type: Jean Monnet Chairs