Regulating Transitions in Technology and Law
BILETA 2020, Tilburg, 7-8 April 2020
The conference will take place on 7th/8th April 2020 at Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University (The Netherlands), including the BILETA Annual Dinner at the EVE (Tuesday 7th), and the BILETA AGM and informal events on the evening of the 6th of April.
BILETA’s annual conference 2020 will take place in Tilburg, hosted by the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), part of the department on Law, Technology, Markets and Society (LTMS).
In the last few years, new terms have become more and more popular and have drawn the attention of both the general public and legal experts, and also the regulators: datafication, smartification, platformisation, economic integration, but also migration and climate mitigation.
There is a common denominator to each and every one of these concepts: Change. A transition from a given ‘old’ to an unknown or uncertain ‘new’. Change itself is closely related to technology. Change can be the intended result of the application of a technology, or it may be one of its unintended side effects. In any case, the development of technology by humanity poses complex moral and legal questions as to the acceptable intended and unintended effects that technology has on a given society, and how society and individuals shall react to them. In other words, technology is transforming society on many fronts.
In recent years, we have seen the sustained move from atoms to bits, rise of social media and the sharing economy, and the rapid development of cloud computing, big data, smart devices, and robotics. Along with these developments we see a continuous stream of new legal and regulatory issues. Furthermore, the very discipline of legal studies can be deeply affected, for the good or for the bad, by some technological advancements, such as AI and technology-enhanced learning tools.
Prize competition at BILETA 2020
Conference fees and registration
Accommodation BILETA 2020
Please contact conference organisers Prof. Eleni Kosta and Dr Leonie Reins, as well as the events coordinator Femke Abousalama (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BILETA and PLSC-Europe
This year, the BILETA Conference is organized side-to-side with the 5th European Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC-Europe), held on the 09.04.2020. Click on the links if you would like to submit a paper or simply attend it.