Our commitment is quality in teachingAt this time of change and digital transformation at all levels, the future legal professional must have a broad knowledge of the legal aspects that the digital environment is building in its advance. Digital disruption implies the need for new knowledge and skills in the field of the legal professional, especially with regard to the need to provide legal services in the important field of network and system security. There is a clear demand for legal profiles that are capable of developing their legal advisory functions to companies in compliance with the cybersecurity regulatory legal framework. This new regulatory bloc, both European and national, thus becomes a relevant part of digital law.
There is already a broad, complete and well-structured regulatory framework for digital reality in aspects such as digital identity, digital platforms, data protection, or the prosecution of crime on the Internet. This means that there are already many traditional disciplines of law that must be analyzed again from this technological perspective to understand and know this new legal environment. Administrative, procedural, criminal and commercial law are being especially affected by these changes. It is a demand of the market, and in general of society that is experiencing a process of change without precedent due to its speed and depth, to have qualified professionals in these matters.
Consequently, of all the above, in the last year there has been an intense and extensive regulatory activity on the part of the European Commission in the digital field, which adds numerous and important novelties to the already existing regulatory framework at European and national level. Derived from this, the concern to achieve an adequate level of cybersecurity is a priority for governments, companies and citizens.
Companies and citizens are subject to this regulatory framework, and in the coming years they will see their legal compliance obligations on cybersecurity increased. To adapt to this change, and also to make this obligation an opportunity, it is necessary to know that regulatory framework and provide future legal professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide legal services adapted to the times we live in.
In addition, this new legal framework will have repercussions on such important aspects as contracts with third-party providers of digital products and services, digital identity systems, or the management and production of goods and services considered critical in sectors such as energy, telecommunications, health, transportation. or financial sector, among others.
In this sense, the legal aspects, together with the technological and human, require a new, multidisciplinary approach but with a focus on regulation, and whose basis is the approach from a triple perspective: technology, processes and people. Only by taking into account this complete approach to the regulation of digital reality will it be possible to successfully provide an overview of what is happening right now in the field of Digital Law and cybersecurity.