Digital Legal Lab

digital legal lab

interuniversity research centre on law & digital technologies

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Who We Are

About the digital legal lab

The Digital Legal Lab is a joint research network between Tilburg University, the University of Amsterdam, Radboud University Nijmegen and Maastricht University.

We bring together legal scholars, data scientists and academics from the humanities and social sciences to collaboratively explore the intersection of law, technology & society. Our joint research initiative – Digital Legal Studies – is funded through the Law Sector Plan of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW).

issues we focus on

What is the impact of AI, data, data science, automation and digitalisation on the legal system?
What regulatory and legal challenges must be addressed to protect digital information, privacy and trust?
How can digital technologies help manage the pandemic, while respecting fundamental rights such as privacy?
computer decision
How can the shift from human to automated decision-making be mapped, understood and perhaps even shaped?
What challenges emerge when AI becomes embedded in healthcare, and how can fundamental values be safeguarded by the use of "code"?
What is the role of human autonomy in a data-driven society, and how can it be protected?

join our events

1 & 2 april

Digital and Intelligent Europe: EU Citizens and the Challenge of New Technologies for Civil Justice

How can we design and regulate new technologies to ensure both protection of EU citizen and consumer rights as well as better access to justice? 

This will be the central question at the two-day online conference ‘Digital and Intelligent Europe: EU Citizens and the Challenge of New Technologies for Civil Justice’, co-organized by Digital Legal Lab researchers Anna van Duin & Rachel Rietveld and with our collaboration’s prof. Natali Helbeger & prof. Pietro Ortolani on the speaker lineup.

19, 20 & 21 may

TILTing Perspectives: 
Regulating in Times of Crisis

For the 7th time, TILTing Perspectives will bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and civil society to talk about the intersection of law, regulation, technology & society. We will share insights, exchange ideas and discuss answers to contemporary challenges related to technological innovation.

The 3-day conference will include plenary sessions, parallel sessions and panel discussions with invited speakers, as well as presentations from respondents to a call for papers.