The Gaidar Forum discussed the legal digital model of regional policy development and intellectual property in cyberspace

17 January 2019
The Gaidar Forum discussed the legal digital model of regional policy development and intellectual property in cyberspace

The discussion was moderated by Pavel Golosov, dean of the Faculty of Information Technology and Data Analysis, RANEPA, and Oksana Shmaliy, Head of the Department of Administrative and Information Law of the Institute of Law and National Security, RANEPA.

Iliya Dimitrov, Ombudsman for the development of the digital economy, expressed the following opinion: “For the first time in the history of mankind, the economy is becoming personalized and predictive, and the most important factor is the forecast, the forecast in management.”

The general director of the Russian Quantum Center, Ruslan Yunusov, emphasized his opinion of the fact that the future of information is quantum technology, and described how it will affect digital life. The expert expressed his point of view that companies currently have more information than the state, explaining that: “Who owns the information affects the course of events”. Ruslan Yunusov spoke in detail about the laws of the quantum world and answered why quantum computers are needed.

Roman Dushkin, Deputy General Director of Voicelink LLC, discussed with the audience the topic of artificial intellectual systems as subjects of law and the issue of ensuring the physical security of smart systems.

“People do not invent laws, these are a number of postulates that work without people working,” said Denis Novak, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
In continuation of the topic, the expert spoke about the principle of technological neutrality, which the legislator must strictly observe; how the law should respond to new phenomena of reality, such as digitalization.

The Deputy Minister concluded his speech as follows: “Until we set up the judicial system in a way allowing to resolve all issues through law enforcement, we will always have to catch up and push things through direct instructions in the law.” He substantiated his position by the fact that it is necessary to develop the judicial system, train judges, and to a greater extent make them adopt flexible thinking, develop the functions of the law-maker, when by means of interpretation it is necessary to establish the necessary solution. If this does not happen, the legislator has to suggest the necessary decisions.

Evgeny Solomatin, Director for Development, Minnova LLC, gave detailed account of what text analytics is for lawyers, described Legaltech, a system for providing automated legal services, and a number of promising areas in this business.

Sergei Channov, Head of the Department of Service and Employment Law of the Povolzhsky Institute of Management named after P.A.  Stolypin, a branch of the RANEPA, briefly voiced his opinion on the legal risk of digitalization, and stressed that it is already necessary to form the law, principle, or mechanism to protect an individual from the effects of computer processing of information.

Natalia Vovchenko, Provost for Research and Innovations of Rostov State Economic University, briefly focused on the problems that arise in the regions in the field of digital technologies and spoke about the key trends in the field of information and communication technologies.

At the end of the discussion, the experts answered questions from the audience.

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10th Gaidar Forum Organizers:

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA);
The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute);
The Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).

The general partners of the Gaidar Forum are Gazprom and Gazprombank; strategic partners include Prosveshcheniye publishing house, Coca-Cola, Pharmstandard group, ACIG Group of Companies, the Russian Textbook Corporation, SANOFI, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Russian Railways, MSD, and Mastercard; EY, Cisco and Russian Direct Investment Fund are partners. This discussion’s partners are Philips, Cherkizovo and RVC.

The general information partners of the Gaidar Forum include the Rossiya 24 TV channel, Forbes global media company, RBC and TASS news agencies. The official information agency is Rossiya Segodnya. The general radio partner is Business FM. The strategic information partners are Kommersant Publishers, the RT TV channel, Interfax and Gazeta.RU. The main information partners are Profil weekly, FederalPress news agency, and Invest Foresight online magazine. The international information partners are Sputnik and Cision. Other media partners include PRIME news agency, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, RNS news agency, Radio Ekho Moskvy, News.Ru,, Parlamentskaya Gazeta, the PRO BUSINESS TV channel, Strategia magazine, AK&M, BRICS, Ekonomika i Zhizn weekly, National Banking Journal, Expert Tatarstan magazine, the Smart Country information platform, Financial One, Naans Media, and the Public Administration scientific political journal.

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