Sofia Ranchordas

University of Groningen, Faculty of Law

Chair of European and Comparative Public Law

Oude Kijk in 't Straat

Harmoniecomplex

9700 AS Groningen, Gn 9712

Netherlands

http://www.rug.nl/staff/s.h.ranchordas/

Yale Law School - Information Society Project

Resident Fellow

P.O. Box 208215

New Haven, CT 06520-8215

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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“  My research is focused on administrative law and digital technology. Current research interests include: principles of digital government; digital inclusion/exclusion; smart cities and Big Tech; the automation of public services and the position of vulnerable citizens in this context; regulation and innovation (e.g., regulatory sandboxes, future-proofing, experimental regulation); and comparative administrative law.  ”

Scholarly Papers (38)

1.

Does Sharing Mean Caring? Regulating Innovation in the Sharing Economy

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology (Winter 2015)
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 07 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2015
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 4,589 (2,438)
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Sharing Economy, Innovation, Regulation, Regulated Industries, Taxi regulation, Uber, Airbnb, Competition

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The Regulation of Social Media Influencers: An Introduction

'The Regulation of Social Media Influencers: An Introduction' in C. Goanta and S. Ranchordas (eds), The Regulation of Social Media Influencers (Edward Elgar, 2020, Forthcoming), University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 41/2019
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2019
Catalina Goanta and Sofia Ranchordas
Maastricht European Private Law Institute and
Downloads 1,606 (13,995)
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social media, influencers, influencer marketing, consumer protection, regulation, intermediary liability, platforms

3.

Sharing and the City

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (2016), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 05 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2016
Michèle Finck and Sofia Ranchordas
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and
Downloads 888 (33,582)
Citation 12

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Sharing Economy, Collaborative Economy, Uber, Airbnb, Law, Regulation, Cities, Local Government, Urban Law

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Innovation-Friendly Regulation: The Sunset of Regulation, the Sunrise of Innovation

Jurimetrics, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2015 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2015
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 777 (40,435)
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innovation, sunset clauses, regulation, pacing problem, governance, sharing economy

5.

Data-Driven Regulation and Governance in Smart Cities

Forthcoming, A. Berlee, V. Mak, E. Tjong Tjin Tai (Eds), Research Handbook on Data Science and Law (Edward Elgar, 2018), University of Groningen Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 7/2018
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 22 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2018
Sofia Ranchordas and Abram Klop
and Leiden University - Institute of Public Law
Downloads 700 (46,587)
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big data; data science; algorithms; smart cities; predictive analytics; regulation; data-driven regulation; governance

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Innovation Experimentalism in the Age of the Sharing Economy

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 19, 2015, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 02 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2015
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 441 (83,308)

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sharing economy, digital platforms, regulation, innovation, experimental regulations, pilot programs, cities, sunrise clauses, Uber, Airbnb, peer-to-peer economy

7.

Nudging Citizens through Technology in Smart Cities

International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, Vol. 33, 2019, Forthcoming, University of Groningen Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series, No. 1/2019
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2019
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 436 (84,203)
Citation 5

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nudging, Internet-of-things, Big data, smart cities, regulation, governance, privacy, behavioural law and economics; predictive analytics; artificial intelligence; algorithms

8.

Experimental Regulations for AI: Sandboxes for Morals and Mores

University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 7/2021
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 May 2021 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2021
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 434 (84,662)

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Artificial Intelligence, regulatory sandboxes, AI, technology, innovation, law, regulation, experimental regulations, experimental legal regimes, EU AI Regulation

9.

Online Reputation and the Regulation of Information Asymmetries in the Platform Economy

Critical Analysis of Law, 2018, Forthcoming, University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2/2018
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2018
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 381 (98,500)

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online reputation,reputational feedback, sharing economy, word-of-mouth, regulation, information asymmetries, co-regulation, automation

10.

On Sharing and Quasi-Sharing: The Tension between Sharing-Economy Practices, Public Policy and Regulation

In: "The Sharing Economy: Possibilities, Challenges, and the Way Forward" (2017) (Forthcoming), University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper 2851202
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Oct 2016
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 379 (99,084)

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sharing economy, Uber, regulation, digital platforms, public policy, regulation, zoning, Airbnb, authorization schemes

11.

Connected but Still Excluded? Digital Exclusion beyond Internet Access

In Ienca, M.; Pollicino, O.; Liguori, L.; Stefanini, E. & Andorno, R. (Eds), The Cambridge Handbook of Life Sciences, Informative Technology and Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2021, Forthcoming), University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 40/2020
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2021
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 336 (113,393)
Citation 1

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digital inequality, digital exclusion, e-government, digital government, big data, automated decision-making, discrimination, public law, algorithms, good administration, unequal treatment, administrative law

12.

Future-Proofing Legislation for the Digital Age

S. Ranchordas and Y. Roznai (Eds), Time, Law, and Change (Hart, 2020, Forthcoming), University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 36/2019
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2019
Sofia Ranchordas and Mattis van 't Schip
and University of Groningen - Faculty of Law
Downloads 307 (125,412)

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future-proof; innovation principle; regulation; impact assessment; experimental legislation; sunset clauses

13.

Digitale platformen: Globale staten naast de staat? Digital Platforms: Global States beyond the State?

University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 35/2020, In Besselink, L. (red) De economische constitutie. Staatsrechtsconferentie 2019 (University of Amsterdam Press, 2020)
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 27 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2021
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 298 (129,059)

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digital platforms; big tech; constitutional law; Facebook; multinational companies; economic constitution; Facebook oversight board; Dutch constitutional law

14.

The Digitalization of Government and Digital Exclusion: Setting the Scene

forthcoming in Ferreira Mendes, G. & Blanco de Morais, C. (eds.).Direito Publico e Internet: Democracia, Redes Sociais e Regulação do Ciberespaço FGV Publicacoes/IDP/ Univ. Lisboa, (Public Governance 4.0, 2020)., University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 30/2020
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2021
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 273 (141,286)
Citation 1

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digital government, digital exclusion, digital divide, digital literacy, unequal treatment, e-government,administrative law, regulation, digital technology, automation, AI

15.

Smart Mobility, Transport Poverty, and the Right to Inclusive Mobility

M. Finck, M. Lamping, V. Moscon, & H. Richter (Eds.), Smart Urban Mobility-Law, Regulation and Policy (Springer, 2020), University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 13/2020
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2020
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 250 (154,426)
Citation 1

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smart mobility; transport poverty; smart cities; right to transport; digital inclusion; urban law; equal treatment

16.

The Whys and Woes of Experimental Legislation

1 (3) Theory and Practice of Legislation 415-440 (2013)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 May 2015
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 249 (155,043)
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Experimental legislation, empiricism, fact-free legislation, evidence-based lawmaking, politics, better regulation, legal certainty, equal treatment.

17.

Citizens as Consumers in the Data Economy: The Case of Smart Cities

4 Journal of European Consumer and Market Law _(2018) (Forthcoming) , University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 21/2018
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2018
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 242 (159,309)
Citation 1

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citizenship; consumer law; smart cities; big data; data economy; vulnerable consumer; exclusion

18.

MHealth for Alzheimer's Disease: Regulation, Consent, and Privacy Concerns

Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid, ed. Beyond IP: The Future of Privacy (Fordham University Press, 2017), accepted but book not published
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 18 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2020
Sofia Ranchordas and Bonnie Kaplan
and Yale University
Downloads 229 (168,044)
Citation 3

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mHealth; e-health; privacy; consent; mental health; elder law; cybersecurity

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Peers or Professionals? The P2P-Economy and Competition Law

European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (2017), University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 4/2018
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2018
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 227 (169,489)

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Sharing Economy; Peer-to-Peer Economy; Regulation; Algorithmic Pricing; Information Exchanges; Collusion; Hub-and-Spoke; Antitrust; Undertaking; Uber; Airbnb

20.

Breaking Down Information Silos with Big Data: A Legal Analysis of Data Sharing

in J. Cannataci, V. Falce & O. Pollicino (Eds), New Legal Challenges of Big Data (Edward Elgar, 2020, Forthcoming), University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 44/2019
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2019
Giovanni De Gregorio and Sofia Ranchordas
Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford and
Downloads 207 (184,828)
Citation 1

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information silos; big data; data analytics; privacy; data protection

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Public Values, Private Regulators: Between Regulation and Reputation in the Sharing Economy

13 Law & Ethics of Human Rights (2019, Forthcoming), University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 27/2018
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2018
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 181 (208,585)

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online reputation; public interest; regulation; sharing economy; online platforms; discrimination; peer-to-peer economy; professions; automation

22.

Time Matters: How Time Shapes Law and Regulation

S.Ranchordas & Y. Roznai (eds), Time, Law, and Change: An Interdisciplinary Study (Hart, 2020) (forthcoming), University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 37/2019
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 29 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2019
Sofia Ranchordas and Yaniv Roznai
and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya - Radzyner School of Law
Downloads 175 (214,728)
Citation 1

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temporary legislation; constitutional change; sunset clauses; legal certainty; experimental legislation; future-proof

23.

The New City Regulators: Platform and Public Values in Smart and Sharing Cities

Forthcoming, Computer Law & Security Review (2020), University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 45/2019
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 21 Nov 2019
Sofia Ranchordas and Catalina Goanta
and Maastricht European Private Law Institute
Downloads 173 (216,830)

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digital platforms; smart cities; Internet-of-things; public values; privacy; urban law

24.

The Impact of Charity and Tax Law and Regulation on Not-for-Profit News Organizations

The Impact of Charity and Tax Law and Regulation on Not-for-Profit News Organizations, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, March 2016
Number of pages: 121 Posted: 27 Mar 2016
University of Oxford - Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Yale University - Information Society Project, , Drache Aptowitzer, LLP, Dublin City University, University of Canberra - Communications and Media Policy Institute and School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex
Downloads 152 (241,911)

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not-for-profit law, nonprofit media organizations, journalism, tax law, tax-exemption, charity

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Snoozing Democracy: Sunset Clauses, De-Juridification, and Emergencies

Minnesota Journal of International Law, Vol. 25, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2017
Antonios E. Kouroutakis and Sofia Ranchordas
IE University Law School and
Downloads 150 (244,516)
Citation 1

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sunset clauses, juridification, human rights, emergency legislation, terrorism, de-juridification

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Constitutional Sunrise

Forthcoming in the Peer-Review Edited Collection by Richard Albert, Xenophon Contiades, Alkmini Fontiadou (eds), The Foundations and Traditions of Constitutional Amendment (Hart Publishing 2017)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Jul 2016
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 145 (251,288)

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sunrise clauses; constitutional change; constitutional amendment; constituent power; sunset clauses; comparative law

27.

Experimental Regulations and Regulatory Sandboxes: Law without Order?

forthcoming in Law & Method (2021)
Number of pages: 39
Sofia Ranchordas
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regulatory sandboxes; experimental regulations; methods; field experiments; equal treatment; proportionality; regulatory policy; evidence-based lawmaking

28.

Reuse of Data in Smart Cities: Legal and Ethical Frameworks for Big Data in the Public Arena

Custers, B.H.M. (2019) Reuse of data in smart cities: legal and ethical frameworks for big data in the public arena, in: F. Feldberg et al. (eds.) Appropriate use of data in public space: essay collection, Den Haag: NL Digitaal, p. 9-35., University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 47/2019
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2020
Bart Custers and Sofia Ranchordas
Leiden University - Center for Law and Digital Technologies and
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data reuse, smart cities, data protection, big data, data ethics

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Outsourcing the Welfare State: The Role of Private Actors in Welfare Fraud Investigations

European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance, Forthcoming, University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 10/2020
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2020
Sofia Ranchordas and Ymre Schuurmans
and Leiden University
Downloads 128 (276,717)

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privatization; social welfare; algorithmic bias; data-driven decision-making; discrimination; surveillance

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Consultations, Citizen Narratives and Evidence-Based Regulation: The Strange Case of the Consultation on the Collaborative Economy

European Journal of Legal Reform, Forthcoming, University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper 2924461
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Feb 2017
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 109 (310,543)

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consultations; narratives; sharing economy; collaborative economy; platforms; better regulation

31.

Digital Agoras: Democratic Legitimacy, Online Participation and Uber's Petitions

Theory and Practice of Legislation (2016) (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Oct 2016
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 104 (320,721)

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civic engagement, online petitions, Uber, sharing economy, citizen participation, crowdsourcing, democratic legitimacy, participatory democracy

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The International Rule of Law Time after Time: Temporary Institutions between Change and Continuity

Forthcoming in the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (2015)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Dec 2014
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 80 (377,902)

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Rule of law; international rule of law; temporary legislation; temporary institutions; international criminal courts; legal certainty; predictability; transitory justice; sunset clauses.

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Empathy in the Digital Administrative State

Duke Law Journal, 2022
Number of pages: 54
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 80

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digitization; automated decision-making; administrative law; public law; empathy; law and emotions; compassion; AI; administrative mistakes; digital exclusion; comparative law

34.

One Foot in the Door: Evidence-Based Limits on the Legislative Mandate

Forthcoming in the peer-reviewed journal Hukim—Journal of Legislation, University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 11/2018
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 02 May 2018
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 62 (433,811)

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entrenchment, temporary legislation, experimental laws, sunset clauses, evidence-based, legislation

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Automated Government for Vulnerable Citizens: Intermediating Rights

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 2021 (forthcoming)
Number of pages: 49
Sofia Ranchordas and Luisa Scarcella
and University of Antwerp - Faculty of Law, Business & Law Research Group
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automation; AI; tax law; administrative law; bias; pre-filled taxes; bureaucracy; MiDAS; Turbotax; digital government; automated decision-making; public law; digital divide

36.

Quasi-Constitutionalism and Informal Legislative Entrenchment: The Case of the Affordable Care Act

Richard Albert & Joel Colon-Rios, Quasi-Constitutionality and Constitutional Statutes: Forms, Functions, and Applications, Routledge, 2018, Forthcoming, University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 3/2018
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2018
Sofia Ranchordas
Downloads 45 (500,334)

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entrenchment; quasi-constitutionalism; amendment; sunk costs; path dependence; health care law; legislation

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[Dutch] Hergebruik van gegevens in smart cities: juridische en ethische kaders voor big data in de openbare ruimte (Reuse of Data in Smart Cities: Legal and Ethical Frameworks for Big Data in the Public Arena)

Custers, B.H.M. (2019) Hergebruik van gegevens in smart cities: juridische en ethische kaders voor big data in de openbare ruimte, in: F. Feldberg et al. (red.) Behoorlijk datagebruik in de openbare ruimte: essaybundel, Den Haag: NL Digitaal, p. 9-35.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Dec 2019
Bart Custers and Sofia Ranchordas
Leiden University - Center for Law and Digital Technologies and
Downloads 36 (543,180)

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smart cities, big data, data protection, data reuse, data ethics

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Alzheimer’s and MHealth: Regulatory, Privacy, and Ethical Considerations

in Everyday Technologies in Healthcare, eds. C.M. Hayre, D.J. Muller, and M.J. Scherer, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 31-52, 2019 and University of Groningen Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2/2020
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 30 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2020
Bonnie Kaplan and Sofia Ranchordas
Yale University and
Downloads 21 (634,761)

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mHealth, e-health, privacy, consent, mental health, elder law, cybersecurity, disability, bioethics