About our research

The speed and extent to which new technologies are created, used and embedded in professional and private spheres raise many legal questions.

The fundamental research conducted in the field of 'Law & Technology' focuses on understanding, interpreting and critically evaluating:

  • the legal impact of technology and technology-based or technology-facilitated processes and behaviours
  • the potential of technology to facilitate or enrich legal processes or procedures

In both strands of research, a human rights-based and interdisciplinary approach is adopted.

Research topics

  • Fundamental rights & technology
  • Children’s rights in the digital environment
  • Data protection, big data, smart devices & Internet of Things/Toys
  • Cybercrime
  • Legal & ethical aspects of artificial intelligence, robotics & algorithms
  • Consumer rights in the online environment
  • Alternative regulatory instruments
  • Educational technology
  • Health data

Research projects

PhD topics