Review of the actual issue

The third issue of the international scientific and practical journal “Law and Digital Economy” has been published in 2023.

The first article of the issue is “Formation of competencies in the field of intellectual property in the digital economy” by V.V. Timofeev and Tokareva A.A. This article examines an important aspect of regional development and the formation of competencies in the field of intellectual property as a response to the challenges of the digital economy through the activities of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs). The activities of the Technology and Innovation Support Centers make it possible to interact with various subjects in the inventive, educational and legal spheres. The authors emphasize that in the new conditions it is necessary to build on the basis of a systematic approach that combines professional education and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of intellectual property in society.

Article by Evsikov K.S. is devoted to the legal regulation of support for domestic manufacturers of quantum communications. The article discusses quantum communications as a promising direction in the digital economy. The research notes that legislation in the field of support for domestic manufacturers of quantum communications requires prompt adjustment, since existing legal norms do not allow legal entities to use all types of government support.

The topic of the article is Stupachenko E.V. is the digital economy and digitalization as prerequisites for the transformation of prosecutorial activities. The article indicates that information and telecommunication technologies have a significant impact on public relations. This fact determines the need to change approaches to legal regulation and public administration, including the organization of prosecutorial activities. The author emphasizes that currently, additional research of the practice of prosecutorial activity in the digital economy, the transformation of prosecutorial supervision and other functions of the prosecutor’s office are required, taking into account the deeper penetration of digital technologies into public relations.

The innovative research topic is presented in the article by  M.G. Shcherbakov. His article “On the issue of co-evolution of law and technology (algorithms): statement of the problem” draws attention to the fact that in the conditions of digitalization of society there is a joint evolution of law and algorithm. The author notes that the process of hybridization of the mechanism of legal regulation is a process associated with the use of digital technologies (computer programs, algorithms) as a means of non-legal regulation. In the article, the author examines the following legal institutions: digital rights, smart contract, digital currency and digital assets. The author comes to the conclusion that the processes of development of technology and law are parallel and interconnected.

An article by Alain Duflo covers the issue of the development of neurolaw in France. The article discusses aspects of the advancement of neurolaw in France, used in legal proceedings. The author examines the areas in which neurobiology can be applied, as well as the directions for the development of relevant legislation.

The issue ends with an article by O.B. Varentsova. “Development of Internet commerce in Latin American countries.” In the article, the author formulates a definition of online trading, describes its advantages from the point of view of the seller and buyer, and also identifies barriers that hinder its advancement. The article also characterizes the features of the development of online commerce in Latin American countries. The research concludes that in some aspects Latin American countries do not hinder the advancement of online commerce, as evidenced by the lack of strict government regulation in the field of cross-border data flow. On the other hand, regional leaders use a discriminatory tax regime in relation to imported electrical goods.