Mapping the Issues of Automated Legal Systems: Why Worry About Automatically Processable Regulation?

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract The field of computational law has increasingly moved into the focus of the scientific community, with recent research analysing its issues and risks. In this article, we seek to draw a structured and comprehensive list of societal issues that the deployment of automatically processable regulation could entail. We do this by systematically exploring attributes of the law that are being challenged through its encoding and by taking stock of what issues current projects in this field raise. This article adds to the current literature not only by providing a needed framework to structure arising issues of computational law but also by bridging the gap between theoretical literature and practical implementation. Key findings of this article are: (1) The primary benefit (efficiency vs. accessibility) sought after when encoding law matters with respect to the issues such an endeavor triggers; (2) Specific characteristics of a project—project type, degree of mediation by computers, and potential for divergence of interests—each impact the overall number of societal issues arising from the implementation of automatically processable regulation.
Authors Guitton, Clement; Tamo-Larrieux, Aurelia & Mayer, Simon
Journal or Publication Title Artificial Intelligence and Law
Language English
Subjects computer science
law
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 4 July 2022
Publisher Springer
Number of Pages 29
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Simon Mayer
Date Deposited 06 Aug 2022 19:44
Last Modified 28 Sep 2022 09:19
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/266835

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Guitton, Clement; Tamo-Larrieux, Aurelia & Mayer, Simon (2022) Mapping the Issues of Automated Legal Systems: Why Worry About Automatically Processable Regulation? Artificial Intelligence and Law,

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