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Law and emerging technologies

Profile area The research theme Law and Emerging Technologies gather researchers investigating the impact of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, automation and digitalization on law, and the limits and preconditions the law places on the use of such emerging technologies.

The research conducted within this theme covers a range of different legal areas, from human rights, through constitutional and administrative law to contracts, intellectual property and criminal law. Much of the research incorporate insights from a range of academic disciplines and theories.

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Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Law

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Research projects

HYDE – Human agency and the rule of law in semi-automated decision-making systems
Research area: Informatics, Law
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2024
Type of project Research project
Rule of law challenges of artificial intelligence & automation in EU border control
Duration 1 October 2020 until 31 March 2026
Type of project Research project
Latest update: 2023-12-12