The “cybersecurity law”

Cybersecurity law: a new branch of law to support digital security

The constant and dialectical relationship between society and law makes the latter available to the former to acknowledge their requests and needs and translate them into provisions within the legal system.

This phenomenon highlights the interdisciplinary nature of the law with respect to other sectors, its flexibility to the interests involved and its dynamism respect to the changing reality.

That said, in contemporary society, marked by digital, we are witnessing the development of cybersecurity law, as a new branch of law in which typical legal technicalities are mixed with technological elements of digital security.

The digital transformation in progress offers many opportunities to users, companies, and organizations but, in order to be exploited to the fullest, adequate protection systems are required based not only on technical-operational knowledge but also on legal skills.

To ensure digital security and ensure the proper functioning and efficiency of infrastructures, in fact, specialized professionals are needed, including in the legal field, capable of interpreting the provisions and principles of cybersecurity law to provide qualified legal services with respect to such innovative matter.

This happens because these figures not only have an in-depth knowledge of the national and European regulatory framework on cyber matters but work closely and coordinate with digital expert technicians to manage emerging problems.


By Alessandro Livi and Erica Onorati, Team Legal Telsy  

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The authors

Alessandro Livi, graduated with honors from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” with a thesis in Comparative Private Law entitled: “International copyright in the digital society, between new protections and new conflicts”. PhD at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Alessandro is also an expert in the subject of Comparative Private Law at the aforementioned University as well as Market Law and Regulation at the LUISS Guido Carli University. Before joining Telsy, he worked, among other things, in the field of business contracts, corporate law, commercial law and financial law at primary level law firms, both national and international, and as Legal Consuel, in business contexts. Finally, he is the author of several publications on corporate law, fintech and cybersecurity law.

Erica Onorati, graduated in law from the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome with a thesis in civil law entitled “The renegotiation clauses”, focused on the analysis and applicability of the renegotiation in contractual matters. Specialized in the civil law profile, she has studied issues related to contractual and extra-contractual liability and corporate and commercial law. After several experiences in the legal field in corporate contexts as a corporate lawyer, you currently hold the role of Junior Legal Counsel in Telsy. with a focus on the management of business contracts and legal advice provided to the business lines involved in the various sectors of business operations.