IGF 2021 Day 0 Event #113 The Future of the Law of Internet and New Technologies – International Research Group recommendations to the IGF

Monday, 6th December, 2021 (16:45 UTC) - Monday, 6th December, 2021 (17:30 UTC)
Hall A3

Legalengineering The Scientific Coalition
Prof. Mariusz Załucki, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University/the Virtual Ethics and Law Chair, scientist and lawyer, Poland; Prof. Dariusz Szostek, University o Silesia/the Virtual Ethics and Law Chair, scientist and lawyer, Poland; dr Gabriela Bar, University o Silesia, scientist and lawyer, Poland; Rafał Prabucki, University o Silesia, scientist and lawyer, Poland; Jakub Wyczik, University o Silesia, scientist and lawyer, Poland.



Due to pandemic issues some of the speakers will be online: 

Scientists - Poland: Prof. Monika Namysłowska University of Lodz (on-line); Prof. Wojciech Filipkowski, University of Bialystok; Prof. Fryderyk Zoll, Jagiellonian University in Krakow (on-line); Magdalena Stryja, University o Silesia.

Scientists - International: Prof. Maddalena Castellani, Italy (on-line); Prof. Wilfried Bernhardt, Germany.

Onsite Moderator
Mariusz Załucki, Gabriela Bar
Online Moderator

Rafał Prabucki or Jakub Wyczik


Jakub Wyczik


The event adopts a mixed method approach - from online presentations in the form of interviews with researchers, to presenting their research findings and assumptions in a live meeting.


"Future of Internet" - does not look very optimistic. The development of technology, in particular the increasing complexity of algorithms, the growing use of Artificial Intelligence, new technological tools are a serious challenge for the UN community. Not only for scientists and lawyers, but also for politicians, NGOs, IT specialists and ordinary citizens. The United Nations, through the activities of the IGF, faces serious challenges in the regulation of the Internet, but as shown by the researchers participating in the research project, the results of which are presented in this monograph, above all in the regulation and control of algorithms, not only complex ones such as AI, but also others that increasingly affect human functioning. In fact, each chapter (expressing the views of its authors) points to the need for regulation of algorithms and a new approach to regulation. The monograph consists of four parts, covers various legal issues and problems: judiciary, consumers, new technologies for climate protection, consumer rights, AI, forensics, personal data, cyber security and others. This broad coverage of the research was intended to indicate the variety of problems we face. Our role was not to solve them, but to show the risks associated with the use of new technologies, but also the opportunities that technology offers for the future. The result of the work are recommendations for the UN community and a contribution to the international discussion on the future of new technologies.

The panel will be interspersed with multimedia materials. Some people will be online and some will be on-site.