Date: Time: To be announced Location: LocHal, Tilburg

CANCELED Regulating Transitions in Technology and Law
BILETA 2020, LocHal Tilburg, 7-8 April 2020

Coronavirus update 12 March 2020 10:30

Due to the developments regarding the new coronavirus, we have had to decide to cancel the Bileta 2020 conference.

If you have already registered and paid your conference fee, this will automatically be reimbursed.

We can, unfortunately not cover any travel or accommodation costs you may already have incurred. If you have made such costs, please consult your travel insurance.

If you have any questions please contact: bileta2020@tilburguniversity.edu

The conference will take place on 7th/8th April 2020 at LocHal, Tilburg (City center, Tilburg, 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 at the LocHal in the city center of 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
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Please contact conference organisers Prof. Eleni Kosta and Dr Leonie Reins, as well as the events coordinator Femke Abousalama (bileta2020@tilburguniversity.edu).

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.