Hi! Thanks for reading the monthly Digital Legal Lab newsletter, where we round up the latest news & views from our cross-university research collaboration on digital legal studies. For more information, updates and events, please visit our website.
What's new at the Digital Legal Lab
Digital Legal Talks is returning as a fully in-person conference in Utrecht on 15 September 2023! We are absolutely delighted to announce that the keynote speaker at DLT2023 is professor Luciano Floridi, founding director of the Digital Ethics Center at Yale University. Would you like to join us in Utrecht on 15 September and discuss your work with leading law & tech researchers from across the Netherlands and beyond? Submit your abstract now! We warmly welcome submissions from researchers within and outside the Digital Legal Lab.
The Global Data Justice project at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society has produced a report for the EU Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment Group. The group provided policy options for orienting the EU’s legislative discussions around AI more towards social justice. On 9th March, you can learn more about their findings and different policy options presented by Dr. Linnet Taylor in the Hague!
Congratulations to Joris van Hoboken, Ilaria Buri, João Pedro Quintais, Ronan Fahy, Naomi Appelman and Marlene Straub who published the e-book Putting the DSA into Practice: Enforcement, Access to Justice and Global Implications. The collection of essays on Europe's new digital regulation can be accessed free of charge here.
Join our Privacy Book Club on 20 March 2023, where we will discuss Why Privacy Matters by Neil Richards. Organized by dr. Irene Kamara (Tilburg University) & dr. Aurelia Tamò-Larrieux (Maastricht University), the Privacy Book Club aims to bring together researchers interested in privacy-related topics to discuss new scholarship on privacy, revisit critical theories, and debate the future of privacy. The book club welcomes everyone interested in privacy and data protection and is willing to share their thoughts with the club members.
Are you interested in the use of AI by news publishers and its effect on the transformation of media? Then you should join the Nordic AI in Media Summit from May 9th-10th in Copenhagen! During presentation, panels and workshops, the great potential and significant risks of AI in media and healthy norm setting are discussed. Dr. Natalie Helberger (University of Amsterdam) is invited as one of the keynote speakers.
Dr. Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius was speaking as one of the experts during the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner's expert consultation on 15 February 2023. The consultation centered on human rights and technical standard-setting processes for new and emerging digital technologies. Such consultation was prescribed in the Human Rights Council's Resolution 47/23 on ‘new and emerging digital technologies and human rights’ from 2021. If you have missed the consultation, audio recordings of the sessions are available here.