Treating or Tracking? Regulatory Challenges of Nano-Enabled ICT Implants

20 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2011  

Eleni Kosta

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT); Tilburg Law School

Diana M. Bowman

Independent

Date Written: March 8, 2011

Abstract

The increasing commercialisation of human ICT implants has generated debate over the ethical, legal, and social implications of their use. The convergence of nanotechnologies with ICT is likely to further challenge the current legal frameworks that regulate them. The aim of this article is to examine the effectiveness of the European data protection legal framework for regulating this next generation- of nano-enabled ICT human implantable devices. The article highlights the potential regulatory challenges posed by the applications and makes a series of recommendations as to how the current European legal framework on data protection will respond to them.

Suggested Citation

Kosta, Eleni and Bowman, Diana M., Treating or Tracking? Regulatory Challenges of Nano-Enabled ICT Implants (March 8, 2011). Law & Policy, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 256-275, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1782435 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9930.2010.00338.x

Eleni Kosta (Contact Author)

Tilburg Law School

Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) ( email )

P.O.Box 90153
Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221
Tilburg, 5037
Netherlands

Diana M. Bowman

Independent ( email )

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