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How to get to the buildings: BILETA Directions

During the conference the “home base” is Room 2a45-47 in Initium, except for the plenary morning sessions. So registration and other information (e.g. if you need to store luggage, or need some quiet space for some time) is:

Wednesday 15.30-18.00, INITIUM: 2a45-47

Thursday/Friday 8.30-10.30, New University Building, fourth floor, near Theater 9 (NU-4C51)

Thursday/Friday, 10.30-18.00, INITIUM: 2a45-47

The plenaray sessions are both days in New University Building, Theater 9 (NU-4C51)
All parallel sessions are in the MAIN BUILDING.
All short breaks are in the MAIN BUILDING (Thursday near HG 5A16, Friday near HG 12A33).
Lunch is on both days in INITIUM, 2a45/47


15:30-17:00 Registration

17:00-18:00 AGM

18:30-21:00 Informal dinner


8:30-9:15 Registration, on the fourth floor of New University Building, near Theater9 NU-4C51

SESSION I (chair: A.R. Lodder), 9:25-10:40, Theater 9 NU-4C51

10:40-11:15 BREAK, coffee served near HG05A16

SESSION II, 11:15-12:45

12:45-14:00 LUNCH in Initium, Room 2a45/47

SESSION III, 14:00-15:30

15:30-16:00 Fresh drinks served near HG05A16

SESSION IV, 16:00-17:30

19:30 DINNER Sea Palace, Oosterdokskade 8, 1011 AE Amsterdam

FRIDAY 14 April

8:30-9:15 Registration, on the fourth floor of New University Building, near Theater9 NU-4C51

SESSION V (chair: A.R. Lodder), 9:15-10:20, Theater 9 NU-4C51

10:20-11:00 BREAK, coffee served near room HG 12A33

SESSION VI, 11:00-12:30

12:30-13:45 LUNCH in Initium, Room 2a45/37

SESSION VII, 13:45-15:15

15:15-15:45 Fresh drinks served near HG 12A33

SESSION VIII, 15:45-17:15

17:25ish Initium, 2a45-47, Closing, chilling.

Due to personal circumstances or otherwise 9 abstracts are not presented: 2, 22, 25, 27, 29, 52, 67, 78, 84

The following presentations have been moved, in order to have not a single session with 6 papers (there are now 16 session with 5, 2 sessions with 4)

To session VII A: 66. Przhedetsky, Linda (University of Technology, Sydney) and Bednarz, Zofia (University of Sydney). Algorithmic Opacity in Consumer Markets: Comparing Regulatory Challenges in Financial Services and Residential Tenancy Sectors

To session VIII A: 64. Paul, Angela (Northumbria University). Police Drones and the Possible Human Rights Issues: A Case Study from England and Wales

To session VIII C: 20. Esposito, Maria Samantha (Politecnico di Torino). Regulatory Perspectives for Health Data Processing: Opportunities and Challenges


15:30-17:00 Registration

17:00-18:00 AGM

18:30-21:00 Informal dinner


8:30-9:15 Registration, on the fourth floor of New University Building, near Theater9 NU-4C51

SESSION I (chair: A.R. Lodder), 9:25-10:40, Theater 9 NU-4C51

  • 9:25-9:30 Welcome on behalf of Amsterdam Law and Technology Institute, Vrije Universiteit, Arno R. Lodder
  • 9:30-9:35 Welcome on behalf of BILETA, Abbe Brown
  • 9:35-10:20 Keynote Orly Lobel
  • 10:20-10:40 Discussion

10:40-11:15 BREAK, coffee served MAIN BUILDING, near HG 5A16

SESSION II, 11:15-12:45

A.     Blockchain and crypto

Room: HG 02A24

Chair: Tina van der Linden

B.      Gaming (2) & Education (3)

Room: HG 05A16

Chair: Silvia De Conca

C.     Children Rights

Room: HG 09A16

Chair: Mark Leiser

43. Kilkenny, Cormac (Dublin City University). Remediating Rug-pulls: Examining Private Law’s Response to Crypto Asset Fraud

45.       Lazcano, Israel Cedillo (Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP)). DevOps and the Regulation of the “Invisible Mind” of the Digital Commercial Society

51.       Mapp, Maureen (University of Birmingham). Private Crypto Asset Regulation in Africa – A Kaleidoscope of Legislative and Policy Problems

79.       Soukupová, Jana (Charles University). Digital Assets, Digital Content, Crypto-Assets, Data and Others: Are We on the Road to a Terminological Confusion?

92. Williams, Elin (University of Liverpool, PhD Candidate in Law/Edge Hill University, Visiting Lecturer in Law). Money Laundering Through Cryptocurrency Mixers: Exploiting Existing Weaknesses in the Anti-Money Laundering Regime

4.         Barker, Kim (Open University Law School/ObserVAW). Online Violence Against (Women) Gamers: A Contemporary Reflection on Regulatroy Failures?

7.         Blakely, Megan Rae (Lancaster University). Cyberlaw of Massive Multiplayer Online Games: Copyright and Deauthorization of Dungeons & Dragons

6.         Barrio, Fernando (Queen Mary University of London). Legal, Fair and Valid Assessment in Times of AI-Generated Essays

10.       Celeste, Eduardo (Dublin City University). The Digital Constitutionalism Teaching Partnership: Connecting Virtual Learning Spaces with an Interdisciplinary Toolkit

82.       Sutter, Gavin (Queen Mary University of London). Qui Docet, Discit: Some Reflections on Lessons Learned Across Two Decades of Teaching an Online LLM

34.       Higson-Bliss, Laura (Keele University). ‘Will Someone not Think of the Children?’ The Protectionist State and Regulating the ‘Harms’ of the Online World for Young People

57.       Milkaite, Ingrida (Ghent University). A Children’s Rights Perspective on Privacy and Data Protection in Europe

58.       Neroni Rezende, Isadora (University of Bologna). The Proposed Regulation to Fight Online Child Sexual Abuse: An Appraisal of Privacy, Data Protection and Criminal Procedural Issues

90.       Verdoodt, Valerie (Ghent University) and Lievens, Eva (Ghent University). The EU Approach to Safeguard Children’s Rights on Video-Sharing Platforms: Jigsaw or Maze?


12:45-14:00 LUNCH in Initium, Room 2a45/47

SESSION III, 14:00-15:30

A.     Data governance

Room: HG 02A24

Chair: Tijmen Wisman

B.      Cybercrime

Room: HG 05A16

Chair: Anne de Hingh

C.     Dark patterns

Room: HG 09A16

Chair: Sarah Eskens

11.      Chomczyk Penedo, Andres (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). The Regulation of Data Spaces under the EU Data Strategy: Towards the ‘Act-ification’ of the 5th European Freedom for Data?

14.      Da Rosa Lazarotto, Bárbara (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). The Right to Data Portability: An Holistic Analysis of GDPR, DMA and the Data Act

81.      Sümeyra Doğan, Fatma (Jagiellonian University). Re-Use or Secondary Use: A Comparison between Data Governance Act and European Health Data Space

93.      Wolters, Pieter (Radboud University). The Influence of the Data Act on the Shifting Balance between Data Protection and the Free Movement of Data

96.      Zardiashvili, Lexo (Leiden University). The End of Online Behavioral Advertising

21.      Faturoti, Bukola (University of Hertfordshire) and Osikalu, Ayomide (Ayomide Osikalu & Co, Lagos, Nigeria). When Bitterness Mixes with Romance: The Weaponisation of Pornography in Africa

37.      Holmes, Allison (University of Kent). Becoming ‘Known’: Digital Data Extraction in the Investigation of Offences and its Impact on Victims

60.      Orlu, Cyriacus (PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, Niger Delta University) and Eboibi, Felix (Faculty of Law, Niger Delta University). The Dichotomy of Registration and Operation of Cybercafes under the Nigerian Cybercrime Legal Frameworks

72.      Rosenberg, Roni (Ono Academic College, Law Faculty). Cyber Harassment, Revenge Porn and Freedom of Speech

73.      Rosli, Wan Rosalili Binti Wan (School of Law, University of Bradford) and Hamin, Zaiton (Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA). The Legal Response to Cyberstalking in Malaysia

59.      Nottingham, Emma (University of Winchester) and Stockman, Caroline (University of Winchester). Dark Patterns of Cuteness in Children’s Digital Education

70.      Rebrean, Maria (Leiden University – eLaw – Center for Law and Digital Technologies). Giving my Data Away: A Study of Consent, Rationality, and End-User Responsabilisation

94.      Xiao, Leon Y (IT University of Copenhagen; QMUL; York; Stanford). Beneath the Label: Poor Compliance with ESRB, PEGI, and IARC Industry Self-Regulation Requiring Loot Box Presence Warning Labels by Video Game Companies

16.      De Conca, Silvia (VU Amsterdam). The Present Looks Nothing like The Jetsons: A Legal Analysis of Deceptive Design Techniques in Smart Speakers

46.      Leiser, Mark (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam); Santos, Cristiana (Utrecht University) and Doshi, Kosha (Symbiosis Law School). Regulating Dark Patterns across the Spectrum of Visibility


15:30-16:00 Fresh drinks served near HG05A16

SESSION IV, 16:00-17:30

A.     Copyright

Room: HG 02A24

Chair: Ioana Bratu

B.      Data protection: international perspectives

Room: HG 05A16

Chair: Arno R. Lodder

C.     Digital rights

Room: HG 09A16

Chair: Zac Cooper

26.      Griffin, James (University of Exeter). The Challenge of Quantum Computing and Copyright Law: Not What You Would Expect

38.      Jondet, Nicolas (Edinburgh Law School). The Proposed Broadening of the UK’s Copyright Exception for Text and Data Mining: A Predictable, Promising and Pacesetting Endeavour

56.      Mendis, Sunimal (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), Tilburg University, The Netherlands). Fostering Democratic Discourse in the (Digital) Public Sphere: Proposing a Paradigm Shift in EU Online Copyright Enforcement

75.      Scharf, Nick (UEA Law School). 3A.M. Eternal?  What The KLF Can Teach Us about the Past, Present and Future of Copyright

17.      Degalahal, Shweta Reddy (Tilburg University). Reconsidering Data Protection Framework for Use of Publicly Available Personal Data [8840]

30.      Gupta, Indranath (O.P. Jindal Global University, India) and Naithani, Paarth (O.P. Jindal Global University, India). Recent Trends in Data Protection Legislation in India: Mapping the Divergences with a Possible Way Forward

31.      Harbinja, Edina (Aston University). Regulatory Divergence: The Effects of UK Technology Law Reforms on Data Protection and International Data Transfers

47.      Li, Wenlong (University of Birmingham) and Chen, Jiahong (University of Sheffield). Understanding the Evolution of China’s Personal Information Protection Law: The Theory of Gravity Assist

55.      McCullagh, Karen (University of East Anglia). Brexit UK Data Protection – Maintaining Alignment with or Diverging from the EU Standard?

42.      Keese, Nina (European Parliament) and Leiser, Mark (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). Freedom of Thought in the Digital Age: Online Manipulation and Article 9 ECHR

54.      Mathur, Sahil (The Open University). Digital Inequalities and Risks – Perspectives from FinTech

61.      O’Sullivan, Kevin (Dublin City University). The Court of Justice Ruling in Poland and Our Filtered Futures: A Disruptive or Diminished Role for Internet User Fundamental Rights?

63.      Paolucci, Frederica (Bocconi University). Digital Constitutionalism to the Test of the Smart Identity

77.      Siliafis, Konstantinos (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Colegate, Ellie (University of Nottingham). Addressing the Potential Pitfalls of the UK’s Online Safety Bill’s Provisions in Relation to Adults


19:30 DINNER Sea Palace, Oosterdokskade 8, 1011 AE Amsterdam


FRIDAY 14 April

8:30-9:15 Registration, on the fourth floor of New University Building, near Theater9 NU-4C51

SESSION V (chair: A.R. Lodder), 9:15-10:20, Theater 9 NU-4C51

  • 9:15 – 10:00 Keynote Giovanni Sartor
  • 10:00 – 10:20 Discussion

10:20-11:00 BREAK, coffee served in MAIN BUILDING, near Room 12A33

SESSION VI, 11:00-12:30

A.     Platforms & Consumers

Room: HG 11A24

Chair: Abbe Brown

B.      Access to Justice, Policing, and FRT

Room: HG 12A33

Chair: Abhilash Nair

C.     Challenges: Labour Health; Automated Decisions

Room: HG 12A36

Chair: Karen McCullagh

3.        Ashok, Pratiksha (UC Louvain). A Tryst with Digital Destiny – Comparative Analysis on the Regulation of Large Platforms between the European Digital Markets Act and the Indian Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules

50.      Manwaring, Kayleen (UNSW). Repairing and Sustaining the Third Wave of Computing

74.      Samek, Martin (Charles University, Faculty of law). New EU Regulation and Consumer Protection: Are National Bodies up to the Task?

76.      Shattock, Ethan (Maynooth University). Knowledge of Deception: Intermediary Liability for Disinformation under Ireland’s Electoral Reform Act

86.      Urquhart, Lachlan (University of Edinburgh) and Boniface, Christopher (University of Edinburgh). Legal Aspects of the Right to Repair for Consumer Internet of Things

1.         Alessa, Hibah (University of Leeds) and Basu, Subhajit (University of Leeds). Technology and Procedure in Dispute Resolution: A Procedural Model of Reform for Saudi Arabia’s Commercial Courts or Top-Down Transformation?

9.         Cavaliere, Paolo (University of Edinburgh Law School) and Li, Wenlong (University of Birmingham). Examining the Legitimacy and Lawfulness of the Use of Facial Recognition Technology in Public Peaceful Assemblies: Towards a Reconceptualisation of the Right to Freedom of Assembly in the Digital Era

35.       Hoekstra, Johanna (University of Edinburgh). Online Dispute Resolution and Access to Justice for Business & Human Rights Issues

62.       Oswald, Marion (Northumbria University); Chambers, Luke (Northumbria University) and Paul, Angela (Northumbria University). The Potential of a Framework Using the Concept of ‘Intelligence’ to Govern the Use of Machine Learning in Policing

97.       Zucchetti Filho, Pedro (Australian National University). Facial Recognition in Brazil: Current Scenario and Future Developments

23.       Fras, Kat (Vrije Universiteit). Article 22 of the GDPR: In Force Yet Redundant? The Relevance of Article 22 in the Context of Tax Administrations and the Automated Decision Making28.       Guillén, Andrea (Institute of Law and Technology, Faculty of Law, Autonomous University of Barcelona). Automated Decision-Making under the GDPR: Towards the Collective Dimension of Data Protection

33.       Hariharan, Jeevan (Queen Mary University of London) and Noorda, Hadassa (University of Amsterdam). Imprisoned at Work: The Impact of Employee Monitoring on Physical Privacy and Individual Liberty

36.       Hof, Jessica (University of Groningen) and Oden, Petra (Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen). Breaches of Data Protection by Design in the Dutch Healthcare Sector: Does Enforcement Improve eHealth?

49.       Mangan, David (Maynooth University). From the Workplace to the Workforce: Monitoring Workers in the EU


12:30-13:45 LUNCH in Initium, ROOM 2a45/47

SESSION VII, 13:45-15:15

A.     AI Regulation

Room: HG 11A24

Chair: Catherine Easton

B.      Tech regulation

Room: HG 12A33

Chair: Rob van den Hoven van Genderen

C.     Intellectual Property: the future

Room: HG 12A36

Chair: Subhajit Basu

66.      Przhedetsky, Linda (University of Technology, Sydney) and Bednarz, Zofia (University of Sydney). Algorithmic Opacity in Consumer Markets: Comparing Regulatory Challenges in Financial Services and Residential Tenancy Sectors71.      Romero Moreno, Felipe (Hertfordshire Law School). Deepfake Technology: Making the EU Artificial Intelligence Act and EU Digital Services Act a Human-Rights Compliant Response

85.      Unver, Mehmet (University of Hertfordshire) and Roddeck, Lezel (Bucerius Law School). Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Sector: Ethics on the Spot

87.      Van Schendel, Sascha (Tilburg University). The Regulation of AI in Criminal Justice: Building a Bridge between Different Legal Frameworks

89.      Vellinga, Nynke (University of Groningen). Rethinking Compensation in Light of the Development of AI

8.         Brown, Abbe (University of Aberdeen). Can You Really Get Your Act Together?

13.       Cooper, Zachary (VU Amsterdam). The Utility of Incoherence: How Legislating the Present Confuses the Future

39.       Joshi, Divij (University College London). Abstract – Governing ‘Public’ Digital Infrastructures

53.       Marquez Daly, Anna Helena (University of Groningen). Innovation & Law: Encouraging Lovers or Bitter Nemesis?

83.       Terzis, Petros (UCL) and Veale, Michael (UCL). Foundations for Regulating Computational Infrastructures

19.      Dinev, Plamen (Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London). Consumer 3D Printing and Intellectual Property Law: Assessing the Impact of Decentralised Manufacturing

44.      Krokida, Zoi (University of Stirling). The EU Right of Communication to the Public against Creativity in the Digital World: A Conflict at the Crossroads?

48.      Maguire, Rachel (Royal Holloway, University of London). Copyright and Online Creativity: Web3 to the Rescue?

69.      Ramirezmontes, Cesar (Leeds University). EU Trade Marks and Community Designs in the Metaverse

91.      Wang, Xiaoren (University of Dundee); Heald, Paul (University of Illinois) and Ge, Weihao (University of Illinois). Creatively Misinformed: Mining Social Media to Capture Internet Creators and Users’ Misunderstanding of Intellectual Property Registration System


15:15-15:45 Fresh drinks MAIN BUILDING, near 12A33

SESSION VIII, 15:45-17:15

A.     Cybersecurity

Room: HG 11A24

Chair: Edoardo Celeste

B.      Values

Room: 12A33

Chair: Kimberley Barker

C -Unresolved issues

Room: 12A36

Chair: Felipe Romero-Moreno

24.       Fteiha, Bashar (University of Groningen). The Regulation of Cybersecurity of Autonomous Vehicles from a Law and Economics Perspective

41.       Kamara, Irene (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society). The Jigsaw Puzzle of the EU Cybersecurity Law: Critical Reflections Following the Reform of the Network and Information Security Directive and the Proposed Cyber Resilience Act

64.       Paul, Angela (Northumbria University). Police Drones and the Possible Human Rights Issues: A Case Study from England and Wales

68.       Rachovitsa, Mando (University of Groningen). “It’s Not in the Cloud!”: The Data Centre as a Singular Object in Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Regulation

88.       Van ‘t Schip, Mattis (Radboud University). The Regulation of Supply Chain Cybersecurity in the EU NIS2 Directive: A Novel Approach to Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things

12. Clifford, Damian (Australian National University) and Paterson, Jeannie (University of Melbourne) Banning inaccuracy

32.       Harbinja, Edina (Aston University); Edwards, Lilian (Newcastle University) and McVey, Marisa (Queen’s University Belfast). Post-Mortem Privacy and Digital Legacy – A Qualitative Empirical Enquiry

40.       Kalsi, Monique (University of Groningen). Understanding the Scope of Data Controllers’ Responsibility to Implement Data Protection by Design and by Default Obligations

80.       Sumer, Bilgesu (KU Leuven). Keeping Track of the Regulation of Biometric Data within the EU Cyberlaw: Legal Overlaps and Data Protection Challenges

95. Yardimci, Gizem, Aphra Kerr and David Mangan  (Maynooth University). Protecting Elections in the Digital Age: Examining the Potential Regulatory Impact of the EU’s Draft AI Act on Political Bots

 5. Barrio, Fernando (Queen Mary University of London). Climate Change Implications of Unregulated Technological Energy-Efficiency

15.       De Amstalden, Mariela (University of Birmingham). Future Technologies and the Law: Regulating Cell-Cultivated Foods

18. Diker Vanberg, Aysem (Goldsmiths, University of London). Application of EU Competition Law to Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots: Is the Current Competition Regime Fit for Purpose?

20.       Esposito, Maria Samantha (Politecnico di Torino). Regulatory Perspectives for Health Data Processing: Opportunities and Challenges

65.       Poyton, David (Aberystwyth University). The ‘Intangibles’: A Veritable Gordian Knot.  Are we Slicing through the Challenges?  Or Unpicking them Strand-by-Strand?


17:25ish Initium, 2a45-47, Closing, chilling.


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