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Future Law: Emerging Technologies, Regulation and Ethics

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages408
ISBN (Electronic)9781474417648, 9781474417631
ISBN (Print)9781474417617
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameFuture Law
PublisherEdinburgh University Press


How will law, regulation and ethics govern a future of fast-changing technologies?
-Focuses on the practical difficulties of applying law, policy and ethical structures to emergent technologies both now and in the future
-Covers crucial current issues such as big data ethics, ubiquitous surveillance and the Internet of Things, and disruptive technologies such as autonomous vehicles, DIY genetics and robot agents
-Asks where law might go next and how to regulate new-phase technology such as artificial intelligence, ‘smart homes’ and automated emotion recognition
-Uses examples from popular culture such as books, films, TV and Instagram – including Black Mirror, Disney princesses, Star Wars, Doctor Who and Rick and Morty – to bring hypothetical examples to life
Bringing together cutting-edge authors from academia, legal practice and the technology industry, this book explores and leverages the power of human imagination in understanding, critiquing and improving the legal responses to technological change.

    Research areas

  • IT law, technology regulation

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