Computer Law is defined as ‘a set of principles and rules which regulate the legal effects for the activity attributed to the relationship between computer and law.
Computer Law (Rechtsinformatik) as a term, was coined by Dr. Wihelm Steinmuller, an academic from the university of Regensbburg (Germany), in the Seventies. Nevertheless, it cannot be understood as an unique term, because there are also wordings for the computer law such as Telematic Law, New Technologies Law, Information Society Law, Technology Law, Cyberspace Law, Internet Law, etc.
Computer law is considered to be a turning point in Law, as every area regarding this subject has been affected by the appearance of the so-called “Information Society”, causing changes in the social processes and, therefore, in the political and legal ones. This is the point where Computer Law appears, which should not be seen as an area but rather as a change.