Law and Technology

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Law and Technology

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By providing an accessible and holistic approach to law and technology issues, this book will guide practitioners through the technological challenges facing them both in their working practices and in the matters they handle. Law and Technology will help on both a practical and theoretical level, and will give practitioners line of sight of the technology challenges ahead. Students, and those undertaking further professional training, will find all the major issues are examined.

Law and Technology lays the groundwork for a discipline of Law and Technology and is an authoritative text for practitioners and a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional courses in the discipline, as well as a reference on the impact of technology on other legal disciplines, for example company law, criminal law and the law of torts.

Uniquely, this book is rooted in Irish law, appropriately so given Ireland's role in the EU with a major Big Tech presence, and the fact that an Irish university is the home to the first-ever Law and Technology modules at the LLB level as core and compulsory subjects.

Legislation examined in this book includes:
Online Safety and Media Regulation Act 2022
Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Act 2022
Consumer Rights Act 2022
Data Protection Act 2018
General Data Protection Regulation
e-Privacy Regulations
Security of Network and Information Systems Directive
Digital Markets Act
Cybercrime Treaty

There has been huge growth in litigation in this area, much of it driven by the EU's digital strategy. The cases analysed cover such issues as data transfer from the EU to US for commercial purposes, ransomware attack, data retention, data protection, surveillance, right to privacy, data misuse, artificial intelligence, Internet jurisdiction, online hate and online harassment and stalking.

This book will be added to the Intellectual Property and IT Law service on Bloomsbury Professional Online.

Table of Contents

1. Law's Digital Flux
2. The Legal System and Digital Disruption
3. Regulatory change and challenges
4. European Union Law: technology or technocracy?
5. Communication, law and technology
Part I: The Law of Technology
6. Intellectual Property
7. Transfer of Technology
8. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
9. Cybersecurity
10. Data Protection
11. Social Media
12. Platforms and BigTech
13. Autonomous Systems
14. Robot law
15. Fintech
16. Bioethics
17. Cyberlaw
Part II: Technology of Law
18. LegalTech and LawTech
19. Compliance, RegTech and SupTech
20. RoboLawyers and JudgeBots
21. Case Management Tools
22. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools
23. Predictive Analytics
24. E-Discovery
25. Smart contracts and e-Contracts
26. Online Dispute Resolution
27. Legal Practice
Part III: Impact of Technology on Law
28. Public law
29. Commercial Law
30. Contract Law
31. Criminal Law
32. Equity and the Law of Trusts
33. Family Law
34. Human Rights Law
35. Property Law
36. Tort Law
37. The Court System
Conclusion: The Augmented Lawyer
38. Legal Ethics
39. Cyber Jurisprudence
40. Design

Product details

Published 27 Mar 2025
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 800
ISBN 9781526530998
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


David Cowan

Dr David Cowan is an international law academic an…