Digital Legal Lab

GIJS VAN DIJCK IS AN EMPIRICAL LEGAL SCHOLAR WHO SPECIALISES IN TORT LAW, INSOLVENCY LAW, AND CONTRACT LAW. HE USES EMPIRICAL LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS AND DATA SCIENCES METHODS, NETWORK ANALYSIS IN PARTICULAR, TO ANALYSE LEGAL ISSUES. HE CO-MANAGES THE MAASTRICHT LAW & TECH LAB.
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Gijs van Dijck

Professor of private law, Maastricht Law and Tech Lab

My research in the Digital Legal Studies network…

Aims to use computational methods such as natural language processing and network analysis as well as rule-based or symbolic artificial intelligence methods to better find, interpret, and evaluate the law; releases software, code, and data open source as much as possible; follows the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles. My research includes retrieving relevant precedents by means of network analysis, the analysis of drone legislation and making it understandable by machines, and answering selected empirical questions.

What I hope to achieve with my research is…

To create and release datasets relevant to law and legal research, to improve the findability of the law, and to test and tailor computational methods in relation to the legal domain.

AURELIA TAMÒ-LARRIEUX IS AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR FOR PRIVACY, SECURITY, AND COMPUTATIONAL LAW AT MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY. SHE HAS A BACKGROUND IN LAW AND ECONOMICS AND IS SPECIALIZED IN RESEARCH AT THE INTERSECTION OF LAW AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES WITH A PARTICULAR FOCUS ON PRIVACY, DATA PROTECTION, DESIGN APPROACHES FOR PRIVACY-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGIES, TRANSPARENCY OF AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING, AUTOMATICALLY PROCESSABLE REGULATION, AND TRUST IN AUTOMATION.

Inge Graef focuses on competition enforcement in the digital economy. She is particularly interested in the interface between competition law and other fields of EU law such as data protection, intellectual property and electronic communications law.

Inge Graef focuses on competition enforcement in the digital economy. She is particularly interested in the interface between competition law and other fields of EU law such as data protection, intellectual property and electronic communications law.

Inge Graef focuses on competition enforcement in the digital economy. She is particularly interested in the interface between competition law and other fields of EU law such as data protection, intellectual property and electronic communications law.

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Aurelia Tamò-Larrieux

Assistant Professor in privacy, security & computational law

My research in the Digital Legal Studies network…

Focuses on privacy, data protection, and computational law. With my background in law and economics, I have over the years become interested in research at the intersection of law and digital technologies with a particular focus on design approaches for privacy-friendly technologies, transparency of automated decision-making, automatically processable regulation, and trust in automation. Within the Digital Legal Studies network, I will continue to pursue research within these fields and focus on the newer approaches within the domain of computational law. We see different perspectives and approaches emerging within computational law, and the diversity of scholarship requires interdisciplinary scholars to enable bridging the gaps between different approaches and analyzing the impact of such changes in law and the application of the law. Beyond my research, I strive together with Irene Kamara to bring researchers working on privacy together to discuss recent books on data protection, privacy, and the impact of technology on society overall. We do that within the Privacy Book Club initiative that Digital Legal Studies launched in September 2022.

What I hope to achieve with my research is…

To help science and society understand how technology is shaping the law and how law and value-aware design can shape technology in order to mitigate challenges regarding privacy protection, transparency requirements, and human agency over digital processes. My approach will remain interdisciplinary and promoting collaborations that lead to outputs valuable byond the disciplinary boundaries.