The post was originally published on Slaw, the Canadian legal blog. Thanks to Slaw’s editor, Professor Simon Fodden, for granting permission to repost.
Here is the introduction:
The relationship of legal information to context is a key dimension of recent developments in legal informatics scholarship and innovation. These developments range from investigations in law and psychology to political and moral theory, from explorations in artificial intelligence and law to legal information theory, and from research on the legal Semantic Web to the creation of new applications that help nonlawyers contextualize legal information.
This post is of potential interest to researchers and developers in legal informatics and related fields, who seek an overview of the role of context in recent legal informatics scholarship and technology. The post also includes a summary of Professor Helen Nissenbaum‘s new monograph on online privacy, entitled Privacy in Context (2010).