Legal and Regulatory Implications of Disruptive Technologies in Emerging Market Economies

28 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2018 Last revised: 30 May 2019

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Theodora A Christou

Queen Mary University of London; LSE; UNICAF

Ian Walden

Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law ; University of London - Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS)

Date Written: June 28, 2018

Abstract

This report is prepared for the World Bank Legal Department’s Thematic Working Group on Technology and Innovation in Development. The research paper explores the legal issues and considerations the World Bank should take into account when considering financing projects with components that involve disruptive technologies. The report highlights legal and regulatory issues which may either enable or which may impede the adoption or creation of disruptive technologies, particularly in emerging market economies.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Distributive Ledger Technology, Smart Contracts, Cloud Computing, Drones, Internet of Things, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech, Collaborative Economy, Sharing Economy, Nano and Geo-Spatial Technology, Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Cybersecurity, RegTech

JEL Classification: K, O, Q

Suggested Citation

Christou, Theodora and Walden, Ian, Legal and Regulatory Implications of Disruptive Technologies in Emerging Market Economies (June 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3230674 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3230674

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