Law and Technology

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This is my rough taxonomy to understand what people (particularly students) mean when they say "law and technology":

  1. innovation law in the narrow traditional sense (i.e., intellectual property law)
  2. data ownership, access, security, protection, and discovery (e.g., privacy law, cybersecurity law)
  3. relationship between law and technology in the past, present, or future (e.g., robot law, history of railroad law)
  4. legal implications of new technologies (e.g., legality of electronic surveillance)
  5. use of new technologies in the practice of law (e.g., e-discovery, contracts written by generative AI)
  6. provision of legal services through new technologies (e.g., automated online wills)
  7. code/technology as law (e.g., programmable rules of the road)
  8. competency in the technologies that law will confront (e.g., basics of machine learning)
  9. use of new technologies in legal education (e.g., classes with augmented reality)
  10. policymaking for new technologies (e.g., advocating for different liability rules for internet platform companies)