Digital Constitutionalism: Towards a Progressive Actification?

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Tuesday, 24 January 2023

The list of new EU ‘acts’ in the digital field is continuing to expand. The Artificial Intelligence Act, Chips Act, EU Data Act, Digital Services Act, Digital Markets Act are only a few examples of this new normative galaxy. What are the factors that are prompting this phenomenon of actification in the digital sector? Can this trend be regarded as a component of the ongoing process of constitutionalisation of the digital society? Is EU actification an expression of digital constitutionalism?

This DCU Law Research Centre’s webinar launches Dr Edoardo Celeste‘s new monograph ‘Digital Constitutionalism: The Role of Internet Bills of Rights‘ (Routledge 2022) and invites renowned international speakers from academia and legal practice to reflect on the theoretical qualification and concrete impact of the EU actification trend in the digital sector.


Prof Federico Fabbrini
Director of the Law Research Centre (DCU and Princeton)

Presentation of the book
Dr Edoardo Celeste
Asst Prof in Law, Technology and Innovation (DCU)

Panel discussion
Dr Elizabeth Farries
Director of the Centre for Digital Policy (UCD)
Dr Clara Iglesias Keller
Fellow in Politics of Digitalization (WZB Berlin Social Sciences Center)
Prof Vagelis Papakonstantinou
Chair in Personal Data Protection Law (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Colin Rooney
Partner in the Technology and Innovation Group (Arthur Cox)