We are one of the leading research groups in Europe at the intersection of law, technology, and society. It is premised on the multidisciplinary study of socio-technical change, aiming at understanding the interaction of technology and social and normative practices, in order to clarify how regulatory challenges of socio-technical change can be addressed.
Our Research Projects
Digital Legal Studies | Law Sector Plan, 2019-2025
The Digital Legal Studies research initiative is a large 6-year collaboration between the law schools of four Dutch universities, spearheaded by TILT. The project is part of the broader Law Sector Plan, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) and NWO.
A framework for Data Justice on the global level
Places and populations that were previously digitally invisible are now part of a ‘data revolution’ that is being hailed as a transformative tool for human and economic development.
The ‘Resilience and Evolution of Economic Activism and the Role of Law’ (REVEAL) research project investigates the origins and causes of the dominance of private rule-making bodies, focusing on their mutability and resilience.
The right to be let alone by yourself
Veni - Bart van de Sloot: Can privacy be reconceptualised so that it also provides protection from, and the possibility to integrate narrative-disruptive information about oneself and if so, what would it entail?
MEGAMIND: AI and regulation in the electricity system
MEGAMIND focuses on the so-called edges of the electricity system: the distribution networks and the electricity producing and consuming devices connected to them.
Connecting Humankind through Algorithms and Information Networks (CHAIN)
Who is CHAIN? We are an interdisciplinary research-team that focuses on the exercise of public authority in distributed networks. By combining expertise from philosophy/STS, law, and computer science, we are equipped to rethink and operationalize the public values of the rule of law.
Output past research projects
Handbook on non-discriminating algorithms
Algorithms are used increasingly frequently for risk-based operations and automated decision-making. However, this approach carries a great risk, especially with machine-learning systems, namely, that it is no longer clear how the decision-making takes place.
Model code of conduct BotLeg
In the BotLeg project we have developed a model Code of Conduct to facilitate public-private collaboration in the field of cybersecurity, in particular actions focused on preventing and combating botnets and infected machines.
Research Fellows TILT
This opportunity is for colleagues who seek to deeply engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary exploration of topics related to TILT’s research in law, technology and society.
Visiting scholars TILT
A visiting scholar is a scholar established in his or her field, who visits TILT from an outside institution or organization. Visiting scholars have excellent knowledge in the field of law, technology and society. The appointment is aimed at advancing a collaborative research activity.
Research Associates TILT
TILT has opened its call for Research Associate applications. The Research Associate is a commitment for a longer period (2 years), in which you have the opportunity to deeply engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary exploration of topics related to TILT’s research in law, technology and society.
Our research partners
Our staff work closely together with both national and international partners