Research Handbook in Data Science and Law

Research Handbooks in Information Law

Edited by Vanessa Mak, Eric Tjong Tjin Tai, Tilburg University and Anna Berlee, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

The use of data in society has seen an exponential growth in recent years. Data science, the field of research concerned with understanding and analyzing data, aims to find ways to operationalize data so that it can be beneficially used in society, for example in health applications, urban governance or smart household devices. The legal questions that accompany the rise of new, data-driven technologies however are underexplored. This book is the first volume that seeks to map the legal implications of the emergence of data science. It discusses the possibilities and limitations imposed by the current legal framework, considers whether regulation is needed to respond to problems raised by data science, and which ethical problems occur in relation to the use of data. It also considers the emergence of Data Science and Law as a new legal discipline.

2018 512 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 129 4 £139.50 £155.00 $216.00 $240.00

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