Philip Sales, ‘Law and the Digital World’

“I am pleased that we have been able to hold this seminar today, even if we have had to do it through virtual means. It is valuable for supreme court judges from different jurisdictions to meet and share ideas on topics that are on the horizon. I will focus on the relationship between law and the digital world. This is one of the key topics with which judges and lawyers will have to grapple over the coming decade. How should legal doctrine adapt to digitalisation and what role do judges play in this? In particular, I will discuss (i) the impact of global technologies on legal regimes and concepts; (ii) smart contracts; and (iii) contracts made by algorithms. Obviously this topic is vast …” (more)

Lord Sales, UK Supreme Court, ‘Law and the Digital World’, Cour de Cassation seminar: Being a Supreme Court Justice in 2030, 16 April 2021.

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