Nicola Lettieri of ISFOL has posted a prezi of a presentation entitled Law under the data deluge: From legal implications to legal applications of Big Data (and backward), given at DySES 2014: International Conference on Dynamics of Socio-Economic Systems, held 16-18 September 2014, in Seville.
Here is the abstract:
The data deluge, the overwhelming and growing amount of digital information today available, is deeply transforming our society unlocking new sources of economic value, providing fresh insights into science and holding governments to account.
The ongoing process is rising many challenges in the legal field. Law has to define and refine regulations allowing, on the one hand, to exploit the opportunities inherent to data analytics and, on the other hand, to contrast threats like privacy breaches, identity theft and fraud, new forms of redlining and ‘Big Brotherishness of various kinds’.
The presentation is split in two parts. The first part is a state of the art examining the keystones of the legal framework so far defined at international and European level to cope with Big Data legal implications.
The second part is a brief analysis of application and research issues. The data deluge is driving the emergence of innovative tools that are not only going to affect many sectors of legal practice but are also producing a paradigm shift in the way legally relevant phenomena are studied, understood and predicted.
Far from being simply juxtaposed, the two parts of the talk are strictly intertwined as the creation of new tools and applications is in turn a cause of (or a solution for) regulation issues.