Institute of Law and Technology

Centre housed at UAB Faculty of Law that promotes cutting-edge research on Law and Technology from an interdisciplinary perspective

Ethical, Privacy and Data Management Strategy

The Institute of Law and Technology is able to design and implement a monitoring strategy, including procedures and technical measures to ensure legal and ethical compliance

Collection and representation of Expert Knowledge

The Institute’s research team has the expertise to gather expert knowledge through structured and semi-structured techniques and to model this knowledge using ontologies

Empowering of citizens through technologies

The Institute of Law and Technology develops technologies aimed at empowering citizens in the aware raising and exercise of their rights and their access to justice

The UAB Institute of Law and Technology (IDT), housed at the Faculty of Law, is a research centre promoting cutting-edge research on Law and Technology from an interdisciplinary perspective (http://idt.uab.cat). The IDT was created in 2005 and emerged out of the former UAB Socio-legal Studies Group (GRES). At present, the areas of research include Law and Artificial Intelligence, legal culture and judicial studies, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and online dispute resolution (ODR), legal ontologies, the Semantic Web, Data Protection, Ethics and regulations for the Web of Data. The IDT-UAB team is able to take care of: (i) setting the normative requirements for the project approach; (ii) building the regulative model for the upcoming platform and workflow of data; (iii) carrying out the knowledge acquisition process; (iv) fleshing out the governance and ethical principles for the whole system; (v) taking care of the ongoing Data Protection enhancement in the European legislation; (vi) linking the project with the work of the Ethical Committee all along the development of the project; and (vii) semantics in order to provide interoperability among different European countries. IDT researchers are also able to contribute significantly to the organization of specialized Workshops, and the dissemination of the project findings and results through scientific publications and presentations in the main Data Protection and Law & Technology Conferences and Workshops (EDPD, EDPP, IVR, Jurix, ICAIL, AICOL).