Prof. Lessig correctly says that “code is law”, as software controls who can do what, without exceptions.
There has been growing discontent around the world towards the control of code by the multinational giants GAFAM, and many states are introducing “digital sovereignty” rules to assert their right to determine how software should be managed.
In fact, limiting oneself to the sole consideration that they don’t like GAFAM-controlled code, is short-sighted. By putting more focus on it, before making missteps, one should ask, “and so, who should control it ?”
Control of the public administration software/data is a major power as enables …