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 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 february 2022



Future of Privacy Forum awards

Future of Privacy Forum will announce the 12th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers winners and virtual awards on 10 February 2022. The award recognizes leading privacy scholarship that is relevant to policymakers in the U.S. Congress, at U.S. federal agencies, and international data protection authorities.

Among the winning papers is a publication on ‘Smartphone Platforms as Privacy Regulators’ by Digital Legal Lab researchers Joris van Hoboken and Ronan Fahy (University of Amsterdam).

9 & 10 June 2022


The Role of Courts and Access to
Justice in the Digital Era

Two-day international conference

In collaboration with the Digital Legal Lab, Radboud University will host a two-day hybrid international conference on 9-10 June 2022. The conference will explore the role of courts and access to justice in the digital era.

A call for abstracts is now open! We warmly invite submissions related to the digitalisation of justice systems and the role of courts and judges in a digitalised context. 


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