From Text-driven Law to Data and Code-driven Regulation

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Somerset House East Wing

King's College London

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From Text-driven Law to Data and Code-driven Regulation

The way law and the Rule of Law exist is tied in with the cybernetic affordances of written and printed script. The concept and the Rule of Law have developed as ‘affordances' of the printing press (no technological determinism please).

The protection offered by current law is text-driven, which is so obvious that it has become both a blind spot and a vanishing point. In this talk, Prof Mireille Hildebrandt will argue that we are moving towards data-driven ‘law’, which she will qualify as data-driven ‘regulation’, discussing the difference between law and regulation, and explaining how this may affect legal protection in terms of ‘practical and effective’ capabilities of individual persons.




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Prof Mireille Hildebrandt is a Dutch lawyer and philosopher who works at the intersection between law and computer science. She is the Research Professor on 'Interfacing Law and Technology' at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and holds the Chair of Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of Law at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) at Radboud University Nijmegen.

She is also the principal investigator of the 'Counting as a Human Being in the Era of Computational Law' project that runs from 2019–2024 and is funded by the European Research Council. The research targets two forms of computational law: machine learning and blockchain technology.



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SW1.17

Somerset House East Wing

King's College London

London

WC2R 2LS

United Kingdom

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