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Law, Science, Technology & Security Studies: Legal Protection by Design

In this keynote lecture, Professor Mireille Hildebrandt will examine the relationship between law, design and politics.

  • 6 Nov 2018, 5.00pm to 6 Nov 2018, 7.00pm GMT
  • 4 East, 3.10, University of Bath
  • This event is free

In this keynote session, Professor Mireille Hildebrandt discusses whether and how we can be ‘safe by design’ and to what extent ‘by design’ approaches require legal underpinnings. The relationship between law, design and politics will be investigated from the perspective of law’s mode of existence, inquiring how text-driven law will fare under the transition to data-driven and/or code-driven regulation.

This event is organised by the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Research Network INTERSECT: Technology-Security-Society interplays in Europe. Dr André Barrinha from the University of Bath, is one of its coordinators.

Speaker profiles

Mireille Hildebrandt is a tenured Research Professor on Interfacing Law and Technology at Vrije Universiteit Brussels. In 2018 she was awarded an European Research Council Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euro for the research project Counting as a Human Being in the Computational Law, on the cusp of law and computer science.

Kristoffer Lidén is a Senior Researcher and Research Director at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). He leads the research group Digital Matters in the Nordic Centre of Security Technology and Societal Values (NordSTEVA) with Marielle Kauffman and coordinates the PRIO Research Group on Law and Ethics.


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4 East, 3.10 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


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