Ignazio Barbetta

Religious affiliation, management of personal data and legal-political subjectivity 

Ignazio Barbetta

ignazio.barbetta@unimore.it 

 The research project is aimed at analyzing the concept of religious belonging together with the data management regime. Starting from the most recent results emerging from the investigations of doctrine and jurisprudence, an investigation will be carried out on the regulatory systems relating to the management of personal data and the related implications in terms of religious freedom. In this sense, a critical survey of the most recent regulations on the subject will be developed, followed by an analysis of the theoretical/practical aspects that arise from them. Ultimately, the capacity of influence that these regulations reserve towards the legal/political subjectivity of citizens will be examined. In particular, the possible discriminatory implications deriving from the use of data on religious matters and the limitations on the free expression of religious action and identity will be examined, not only with reference to the fideistic dimension, but also with attention to the cultural aspects that it, for it and in it they develop.