Admissibility of digital evidence in court

Originality, as a legal requirement, is present in many branches of EU Member States’ civil law. At first sight, Blockchain technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Big data, due to their technical aspects, seem to be incompatible with the originality requirement as it has been developed in the EU Member States’ laws. As a result, the procedural admissibility of evidence produced and developed through these technologies has been questioned. Some Member States have taken legislative initiatives to overcome such issues. The panel intends to assess, through the expertise of panellists from different backgrounds, whether such incompatibility is concretizable and if so, which the legal requirements should be taken into account by policymakers to ensure that the evidence produced with these technologies could be admissible in court. Amongst others, the panel will consider the following questions:

eInvoicing for the Local Authorities

On September 16th, 2019, members of the project met in Palermo with the representatives of the Sicilia Digitale (the IT company of the Region of Sicily) and AGID (Agency for Digital Italy) to share experience and best practices in the roll-out of eInvoicing.

Fog and the City: an urbanist's perspective

The new models for an open, distributed, collaborative computing not only do offer huge opportunities both in technological and in operational terms: they are also capable of fostering a widespread participation of civic awareness. The basic theme of the talk, offered at the Ninux Day 2016 in Florence, encourages a vision of computing and connection as common goods, hence as values subtracted to a centralized control and entrusted to a collective management.

The Unbearable Lightness: Extending the Bash shell

These slides were written for my talk at the Linux Day 2016 in Rome. They start with an overview of the intrinsic weaknesses that make so hard to design and implement a fully-fledged, general-purpose Bash library in Bash.

All'ombra del Leviatano: Filesystem in Userspace

I offer a brief historical introduction as well as a technical overview of FUSE, an ingenious combination of a userspace interface and kernel code that allows us to implement, effortlessly, a filesystem in userspace. The reference implementation is fully FOSS, being covered by GPL for the kernel part, and by LGPL for the C library.