7 Dec 2020
Enabling “Code is Law”: Computational approaches to trade and data regulation
Article by Craig Atkinson, published by the Stanford –Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum in the Transatlantic Antitrust and IPR Developments Bimonthly NewsletterIssue No. 2/2020 (November 17, 2020), pp. 45-48 (open access).
- Recent decisions by the Court of Justice of the European Union mirror a broad, and modern, shift in policy for ‘digital Europe’.
- Computational law has emerged as a vector of innovation in trade policy design.
- With the expansion of the digital economy and proliferation of information technology-enabled goods, computational approaches to regulation can supplement converging international trade and cross-border data transfer policies.
- An open source approach with a system agnostic focus on the ambitious challenge of expressing regulations in computational form may hold the key to realize global ‘borderless’ trade and transfers of data.