Opacity or Transparency? - Second Conference of the Research Network Young Digital Law 2022
Young Digital Law is proud to announce that the conference "Opacity or Transparency" will take place on 22nd and 23rd of July 2022 in Hamburg. "Opacity or Transparency" is the second iteration of the conference by Young Digital Law, organized by researchers at the Center for Law and Legal Education in Digital Transformation at the University of Hamburg (ZeRdiT), following the successful digital inaugural conference of the network Young Digital Law on 23 July 2021 hosted at the University of Göttingen.
What is it about? “Opacity or Transparency” is a more and more relevant dichotomy in the current debate on digitality, whose technical and business architecture affects the lives of many, both individually and collectively, without being accessible.
What should be the role of law in addressing the dichotomy that is shaping modern societies?
Led by great talks, we will delve into the core meaning of “Opacity or Transparency”, by analyzing the whys and hows of implementing transparency, the challenges posed by AI and algorithms in legally relevant decision-making, as well as prominent issues in private, privacy, public, medical and finance law.
How? The conference "Opacity or Transparency" will be a hybrid format. Participation will therefore be possible both physically in Hamburg and digitally via Zoom. With a view to the past predominantly purely digital conferences of the past years, the focus of this conference shall be on presence. We hope and wish for the presence of as many people as possible at the venue itself. The digital playout is primarily aimed at a broad distribution and the participation of researchers from far away.
Presentations will be held either in German or in English. Internationality and discussion are the keywords of JDR 2022: 16 presentations by 22 speakers from two continents and eight countries will leave the floor to a vivid debate. We count you in!
Who are we? Young Digital Law is an open research network. It fosters collaborative legal scholarship that does not view future technologies and law in isolation from the social conditions that shape them. For this, our disciplines should no longer be seen as dividing lines, but as a contact zone for intradisciplinary communication. The Young Digital Law wants to lay the foundations of a new self-understanding for the exchange at these contact zones for researchers of the coming generation of scholars.
The 2022 team is composed of Italian and German researchers at ZeRdiT. ZeRdiT is hosting the conference in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI).
You can finde the conference report from this years event here (in German).
Organizing Team for 2022:
Research Training Group
"Law and Legal Education in Digital Transformation"
c/o JDR-Organizing Team
Center for Law in Digital Transformation (ZeRdiT)
University of Hamburg