Digital Legal Lab

digital legal lab

interuniversity research centre on law & digital technologies

news from the lab

New paper
new report
Non-discrimination by design
Al Jazeera interview
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?

upcoming events

10 november

A workshop on EU health data governance and
the proposed
European Health Data Space

This workshop on the (proposed) European Health Data Space (EHDS) will explore the contours of EU health data governance and, in particular, examine the Commission’s plans for the EHDS and the policy options for health data access and sharing therein.

This event intends to bring together policy-makers and expert academics to discuss EU’s plans regarding the governance of health data sharing and the EHDS; sharing health data for healthcare, health research and innovation, and health policy, including types and sources of health data, the stakeholders involved, the expected benefits and the ethical and legal concerns etc.; and a broader discussion on creating a single market for digital health via the EHDS.

25 november

TILT Workshop
Regulating digital markets: enforcement and remedies

Digital Legal Lab researchers Inge Graef and Alex Ruiz Feases are organizing a workshop on how to create effective enforcement and effective remedies for digital markets. Keynote speakers are professor Anne-Lise Sibony (Université catholique de Louvain) and professor Ryan Calo (University of Washington School of Law).

The workshop aims to bring together insights from different fields and areas to explore how regulators can address the risks attached to the incorporation of new technologies in our daily lives.