Constitutional Principles in a Networked Digital Society
15 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2022
Date Written: March 3, 2022
This is the text of a keynote address delivered at the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) Roundtable, The Impact of Digitization on Constitutional Law, Copenhagen on 31 January 2022. In this short address, I ask: are our existing constitutional principles fit for purpose in an increasingly datafied, networked digital age? I suggest that our constitutional principles, including our rights discourse, has the potential to adapt to meet the altered conditions of our increasingly digitised and datafied age, but whether they will succeed in doing so remains an open question.
Keywords: digitisation, constitutional principles, datafication, facial recognition technology; automated surveillance
JEL Classification: K13; K39
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