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Implementation of Digital Technologies in the Legislative Process: Structural Approach


Sergey Zenin, Osman Izhaev, Dmitry Kuteynikov, Ivan Yapryntsev


Vol. 22  No. 9  pp. 721-725


The study is devoted to the analysis of the impact of digital technologies on the development of such traditional stages of the legislative process as legislative initiative, preparation of a draft law, voting, and enactment. A dialectical approach was applied, general scientific and private scientific methods of cognition and comprehension were used in carrying out this research. The purpose of the study is to consider the place and role of digital technologies at certain stages of the legislative process. It has been proved that big data technologies, blockchain, and algorithms have a high potential for application at each of these stages. The authors studied the theoretical and legal aspects of the integration of modern digital technologies into the legislative process, which allowed concluding that this process will lead to the expansion of the use of democratic procedures in the adoption of legislative acts. This article puts forward and substantiates the thesis that big data can improve the quality of legislative initiatives submitted to parliaments and contribute to the search for duplicate and contradictory provisions of the legislation. The paper shows that there are prerequisites for expanding the circle of persons involved in the process of adopting laws due to the involvement of citizens in voting organized based on blockchain technology. The authors conclude that the adoption of laws in the form of a program code will require preliminary a) identification and justification of areas of law suitable for automation b) development of a special programming language that meets strict legal and technical requirements, c) creation of a comprehensive audit system of the program code that guarantees the observance of human and civil rights and freedoms.


legislative process, digital technologies, the law as an algorithm, big data, blockchain, legislative initiative, voting