The Rule of Law in the Technological Age Challenges and Opportunities for the EU Collected Papers

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2017-35

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance Research Paper No. 2017-02

65 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2017 Last revised: 14 Dec 2018

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Maria Weimer

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam

Kati Cseres

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance and Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics

Christina Eckes

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance

Roger Brownsword

King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law

Geert van Calster

K.U. Leuven

Kathleen Garnett

Independent

Leonie Reins

KU Leuven - Faculty of Law

Ariel Ezrachi

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Maurice E. Stucke

University of Tennessee College of Law; The Konkurrenz Group

Tamara K. Hervey

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Law

Orla Lynskey

London School of Economics - Law Department

Indra Spiecker

Max Planck Institute Research on Collective Goods; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Date Written: July 20, 2017

Abstract

Technological innovations are crucial drivers of economic, social, and environmental progress. Law and regulation are expected to enable innovation while protecting society from unintended consequences, such as risks to public health and the environment, privacy, data protection, and other fundamental rights and interests. However, law is often considered either as an obstacle to innovations or as unable to protect society from their risks. Moreover, the very notion of the Rule of Law as a principle governing legitimate exercise of power in democratic societies is undergoing change, and, in some extreme cases, might even be challenged where technological fixes are replacing traditional legal rules.

This collection of policy papers is based on the sixth annual conference hosted by the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance at the University of Amsterdam on 4 November 2016. Against the backdrop of revolutionary technological developments in the digital world as well as the impacts of technological innovations on health, safety and the environment, the contributors explore the relationship between law and technology with a particular focus on challenges and opportunities for EU law and regulation.

Keywords: Rule of law, new tecnology, EU regulation, fundamental rights, risk regulation, digital age, superplatforms, competition law, data protection

JEL Classification: K30, K2

Suggested Citation

Weimer, Maria and Cseres, Kati and Eckes, Christina and Brownsword, Roger and van Calster, Geert and Garnett, Kathleen and Reins, Leonie and Ezrachi, Ariel and Stucke, Maurice E. and Hervey, Tamara K. and Lynskey, Orla and Spiecker, Indra N., The Rule of Law in the Technological Age Challenges and Opportunities for the EU Collected Papers (July 20, 2017). Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2017-35. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3005914 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3005914

Maria Weimer (Contact Author)

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam ( email )

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Kati Cseres

University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance and Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics ( email )

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Christina Eckes

Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance ( email )

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Roger Brownsword

King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law ( email )

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Geert Van Calster

K.U. Leuven ( email )

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Kathleen Garnett

Independent

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Leonie Reins

KU Leuven - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Ariel Ezrachi

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

Oxford
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Maurice E. Stucke

University of Tennessee College of Law ( email )

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Tamara K. Hervey

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Orla Lynskey

London School of Economics - Law Department ( email )

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Indra N. Spiecker

Max Planck Institute Research on Collective Goods ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.coll.mpg.de/spiecker.html

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

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Germany
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HOME PAGE: http://www.kit.edu/zar

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