Regulation, Litigation, and the Rise of Fundamental Rights

Digital Rights are really the extension of longstanding human rights applied into the digital sphere, far from the political mainstream. And, as has historically been the case, the guardians of digital human rights are the Courts.

But, in order to give a court an opportunity to decide on where the protections of digital rights should start and end, they must be given a case to decide.

This talk discusses the sorts of things to consider when pondering litigation to protect digital rights. It includes practical consideration of jurisdictions and an assessment of which is the appropriate court for different kinds of cases. It is also intended to show how Ireland and Europe’s interlocking codes of rights and responsibilities have aligned with the country’s role as the world’s data controller to make us one of the world’s most significant jurisdictions in a fast emerging field with global significance.