The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic tools on how to understand the legal regulatory intervention in matters of a technical nature, linked to the "development of new technologies", such as the massive processing of personal data or questions concerning scientific progress and technology of automation and artificial intelligence.

The focus of this course is to give the students the tools and methodology necessary to understand what legal instruments may be used in dealing with scientific and technological evolution, specifically under comparative law. In this regard, the course focuses more on the analysis of landmark judgements on technology and on scholarship that has formed about them.