Review of the actual issue

This is the first issue of the journal “Law and digital economy” published in 2020.

The first article of the issue is “Acquisition of utilitarian and digital rights” by O. A. Gorodov. The article analyzes the new rules of investment legislation that introduce the institute of utilitarian digital rights into scientific use and law enforcement practice. The article shows the features of acquiring a utilitarian digital right as one of the investment methods allowed by Russian legislation.

The article by A.V. Nesterova is devoted to the actual problems of digital rights and objects of digital rights. The metaphor of “digital transformation” in jurisprudence requires legal understanding. The author emphasizes that legal scholars have not yet come to a uniform understanding of the legal categories “digital rights” and”object of digital rights”. The study of legal relations in the digital sphere is related to interdisciplinary issues. The article also discusses the legal aspects of documents on electronic media as a set of electronic, virtual and digital documents.

Sidorova V. N. notes the need for new principles of the digital economy. Using the example of money turnover as a legal object with economic functions, the author considers problematic issues of economics and law, taking into account the peculiarities of the use of digital technologies. As a result of the study of the main economic and legal theories of money, the author comes to the conclusion that it is necessary to develop a new unified economic and legal theory as a complex interdisciplinary method based on new complex principles, taking into account such new scientific and practical areas as constitutional economics, chronoeconomics, digital/electronic economy, digital rights and digital money.

M. V. Shmeleva proposed an innovative topic for her research. In her article entitled “On the right to information in the implementation of digital state and municipal procurement”, an attempt is made to analyze the latest innovations in Russian legislation in terms of ensuring the right to information in the implementation of digital procurement procedures. The article highlights the key problems of implementing the right to information in e-procurement, in particular, the lack of complete and reliable information in the unified information system. In conclusion, the author formulated proposals for optimizing the operation of the unified information system in terms of requirements for the right to information.

The article “Digital transformation of legal relations in the G2G, G2B/B2G and G2C segments” by Cherfas R.A., which defines the directions and contains prerequisites for digitalization of traditional legal entities by introducing digital tools for interaction of participants in legal relations in the digital environment through digital platforms, digital profiles, etc., concludes the issue. The author notes that due to the lack of a sufficient regulatory framework for the digital economy, it is necessary to consider options for using modern information technologies in legal relations to form a knowledge base.