Cyber Law School. 5-day digital law intensive
The digital age dictates its own laws and jurisprudence has to keep up with the tireless technological progress and the transformation of economic relations. At the global level, balanced and prognostic legal regulation of the digital environment is becoming a significant competitive advantage of the state, allows for an influx of investment and the stability of economic growth. In the Russian realities, with such intensive work by the State Duma to adopt new (and often crude) laws governing relations in the digital space, it is difficult to understand not only entrepreneurs who are already or are going to conduct some kind of business online, but also to lawyers, who already have experience in advising and protecting the rights of their principals. Without a doubt,
The difficulty in understanding digital law lies in the fact that, due to the global nature of the Internet, online relations are not covered by only one national law, especially now that there is a general tendency to balkanize and sovereignize the global Internet. Many services and websites, including those created in Russia, are focused not only on Russian users, but also on other markets where completely different rules may apply. In addition to the laws of a particular country, “soft law” standards, UN recommendations, and case-law of the ECHR and the European Court of Justice are applicable here. Among other things, lawyers in some cases also need to know and understand how the GDPR, DMCA or CalOPPA works.
In recent years, at the state level in Russia, a whole range of activities has been actively created to “try on” jurisprudence and new technologies, as well as to develop balanced legal regulation for digital development, to prepare lawyers for work in the digital age. So, in 2017, the Digital Economy program was adopted ; at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum in 2018, Dmitry Medvedev announced plans to begin training Russian lawyers in the digital economy development program in 2019, but besides high-profile statements, such work has still been done not started.
At the same time, in March 2019, the significant law “On Digital Rights” was adopted .
The law, of course, sufficiently narrows the concept of “digital rights” in comparison with the international approach , but, nevertheless, lays the foundation for civil law relations for the circulation of digital assets.
Unfortunately, to date, most lawyers do not have the necessary knowledge in the digital field, they consider key new technologies, such as blockchain and big data, as something far from them and their daily work. But such an attitude already leads to negative consequences for some representatives of the legal community and the entire society as a whole. Someone loses customers, suffers financial losses, and the “digital ignorance” of lawyers endowed with authority and, in particular, representing the interests of society and Themis, leads to large-scale depressing consequences in the form of law enforcement errors. Indeed, often even judges, especially when it comes to first-instance judges in remote regions, are limited to references to the lack of special regulation and either simply ignore new technologies, or generally recognize them as prohibited. For example, this happened in the sensationalthe case of blocking cryptocurrency sites, where according to the prosecutor’s lawsuit, information about cryptocurrencies was recognized as prohibited in Russia. And although in this case, the lawyers of the Center for Digital Rights managed to defend the legitimacy of the existence of cryptocurrency sites and recover the costs of a mistake from the prosecution authorities, for this it took many years to go to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.
In such conditions, it is obvious that knowledge of cyber law, an industry that combines elements of public and private law, with special knowledge of criminal proceedings regarding cybercrime and the technical features of networks, computers and new technologies, is becoming more and more popular and necessary for every lawyer . At the same time, individual master's programs in IP&IT are now available only for neophytes in law. Perhaps the only university in the country that provides at least some knowledge in the field of digital law is the Higher School of Economics, and even then, as part of the master's program for first-time law students. There is also Moscow State University, which received the status of the National Center for the Digital Economy. A laboratory of legal informatics and cybernetics was recently established here. However, there are still no comprehensive programs for lawyers that would provide extensive knowledge of modern cyber law. and there are practically no opportunities to comprehensively tighten up your knowledge of cyber law for established lawyers.
In order to correct such a depressing situation and to facilitate the study of the intricacies of cyber rights by already established lawyers, we organized a unique program - the Cyber Law School. The Cyber Law School is a 5-day intensive immersion in digital law with 7 different modules . A comprehensive training course from leading experts in their field will allow established lawyers to quickly immerse themselves in cyber law and gain in-depth knowledge on foreign and domestic legislation, as well as emerging law enforcement practice, in the following areas:
- Intermediaries & ISP: Features of the activities of information intermediaries (ISP, hosters, search engines, social networks, aggregators, etc.)
- IP & Copyright & Domains: Intellectual Property Rights on the Internet. Licensing content and software. Features of legal protection of copyright and patent rights, trademarks, domain names.
- Privacy & Security: Protection of honor, dignity, business reputation on the network. Protection of privacy and personal data. Privacy. Compliance with the requirements for data storage and processing according to 152-ФЗ and GDPR.
- Digital trial & LegalTech: Digital evidence. Electronic document and EDS. Electronic legal proceedings. Legaltech legal aid tools. Software, bots and CRM instead of assistants.
- Digital assets & crypto: Digital money and digital assets. Smart contracts. Features of legal relations when using blockchain. Cryptocurrencies and tokens. Requirements for ICO and STO.
- Criminal defense & Forensic: Features of work in criminal cases related to the Internet. Collection of digital footprints. Computer forensics (forensics)
- ECHR & International courts: Features of the preparation of a complaint to the ECHR. The practice of the ECHR and the European Court of Justice in cases involving the Internet.
As part of the Cyber Law School, our coaches from science and business will give detailed comments on the application of the new rules in Russian law. It will also be possible to get unique practical skills in our course: leading practicing lawyers will not only share their experience with participants, but will also analyze the details of real business cases, including those related to company compliance and the application of administrative coercive measures for non-fulfillment of obligations and non-compliance regulatory restrictions in a digital environment, and will teach a risk-based approach when working with bringing the company’s activities in line with current and rather complicated legislation
In addition, as part of the course, lawyers will be able to learn to use modern technological solutions that greatly simplify the work of lawyers, as well as gain invaluable skills in various aspects of digital law in criminal, civil and international courts.
Such an integrated approach makes our Cyber Law School indispensable for all representatives of the legal community who are interested in digital law, in particular for in-house lawyers, lawyers, private practice lawyers, and consulting companies.
In addition, in addition to valuable knowledge at the end of the course, all persons who have completed full training will be given a state certificate of advanced training in the field of digital law, as well as the opportunity to join the closed “Club of Cyber Lawyers”, where they are always happy to share their experience and best practices , and also help in a difficult legal situation. Do not miss the unique chance to become a cyber lawyer: to pump your knowledge in digital law, strengthen your practical skills in legal work in the digital field and ensure the success of your work in the era of new technologies.
You can find out more information about the Cyber Law School and apply for participation on our website.