TILT ing p erspectives 2017: Regulating a connected world
Abstr. due: 20.11.2016
Dates: 17.05.17 — 19.05.17
Organizing comittee e-mail: email@example.com
Organizers: Tilburg University
Technology is transforming society on many fronts. In recent years , we have seen the rise of social media and the sharing economy, a sustained move from atoms to bits, 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. For every problem solved, two new problems seem to surface.
W hen looking at current phenomena , it is particularly notable that that everything seems to be connected. Individuals are being connected through networks and data flows from and through connected devices ; the field of Data Science seems to revolve around connecting the dots between various bits of data and between data and persons . D isciplines and regulatory domains are also increasingly connected: contemporary issues require involvement from legal scholars, regulation and governance scholars, and social scientists, who must work together , but who also occasionally clash. S i milarly, different domains of law be come intert wined , such as public law and private law or data protection and intellectual property , but do not always co exist harmoniously . Regulation is no longer the prerogative of sovereign states ; rather , complex interconnected multi - level governance arrangements are at play.