Article title IT-LAW FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THEORY AND PRACTICE, LEARNING AND TEACHING APPROACHES
Authors
Name of magazine Legal journal «Law of Ukraine» (Ukrainian version)
Issue 1/2018
Сторінки [51-62]
DOI https://doi.org/10.33498/louu-2018-01-051
Annotation

The rapid development of IT-technologies and the IT-industry gives rise to new challenges for legal science and practice. As a response to these challenges, information technology law or IT-law is being formed, and it needs legal analysis from the perspective of theory as well as in terms of finding a solution for specific application tasks. So far, international and Ukrainian publications do not offer a unified approach for understanding IT-law, and therefore there is a need to explore it as a new phenomenon. The purpose of this article is to analyze modern approaches defining IT-law in the Ukrainian and international dimensions, and to generalize them with the aim of forming a possible understanding of information technology law in the process of teaching and scientific research. The author has formulated three approaches to the IT-law definition and its vision as one of the most promising areas of development in modern legal science and specialized training of competitive legal professionals of the Legal Tech generation. The author also identifies its place in the system of law and the relation to information and digital law. Based on the conducted research it is proved that IT-law has all the chances to become an independent branch of law with its specific subject-matter, methodology, object and subject structure and regulatory principles. The specific features of IT-law in the new era are identified and the prospects are seen for the development of its separate institutions in the near future both in Ukraine and abroad.

 

Keywords IT-law; information law; digital law; information technologies; law and technologies; Legal Tech
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