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Ana Fernandez-Tresguerres, new Academic elected of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain


The notary of Madrid and member of Fide's Academic Council, Ana Fernandez-Tresguerres, has formally entered the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain with the reading of her speech "European Private Law in digital transformation".




Fotografía tomada después del discurso con Victoria Dal Lago, Cristina Jiménez, Ana Fernández-Tresguerres y Javier Fernández Lasquetty
Fotografía tomada después del discurso con Victoria Dal Lago, Cristina Jiménez, Ana Fernández-Tresguerres y Javier Fernández Lasquetty
The notary of Madrid and member of Fide's Academic Council, Ana Fernandez-Tresguerres, has formally entered the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain with the reading of her speech "European Private Law in digital transformation". In charge of its defense was Academic Member Mr. Antonio Fernández de Buján. The President of the State Council, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, was present at the event, as well as a large representation of the legal, political and diplomatic world.

The new academic, a specialist in European Law, developed her analysis on three bases. First, the characterization of European private law, as a law in constant movement in a Europe that faces great political and geographical changes. She made, for this purpose, an approach to the consequences of Brexit, especially on corporate law, procedural, contractual and in specific sectors. Second, she analyzed European instruments in the field of digital law, such as the regulations on digital identification and data protection, which she considered insufficient for Big Data, recently implemented in Spain, or the future Directive on contractual aspects of content. and digital services. Finally, she analyzed the gaps in the European approach to new digital infrastructures and the future, in which the Union will have to invest in technology after the arrival of the fifth generation of mobile equipment, 5G, in areas such as artificial intelligence, internet of things or robotics, including autonomous vehicles. Likewise, she pointed out that flexible regulation of the Blockchain technology will be required in its various application areas, such as self-executing contracts.

Fernandez-Tresguerres, recalled on the occasion of the day of human rights, the limits in the fourth revolution, digital, such as access to justice or cybersecurity and the need to ensure the digital rights of European citizens. Therefore, where there is no adequate framework, she said, we must turn to the value of the general principles of Law and ultimately to the Ethics applied to the economic data. The Romanist Fernandez de Buján answered the speech, offering an interesting vision of European values from the evolution of Roman Law, at the base of our common legal traditions.

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