Should Data Drive Private Law?

Katarzyna M Kryla-Cudna (Editor), Vanessa Mak (Editor), Catalina Goanta (Editor), Monika Leszczyńska (Editor), Christoph Busch (Editor)

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This special issue tackles the question of whether and how data shapes private law. The development of new technologies enables the collection and processing of both personal and non-personal data at an unprecedented scale. The implications of this phenomenon for private law are twofold. On the one hand, the use of data in interactions between individuals may require adjustments or reconceptualization of private law rules and principles. On the other hand, data might be also used by legislators to help create new private law rules as well as to develop consumer empowerment tools to balance their position when transacting with businesses.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTechnology and Regulation
Early online date3 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2022


  • private law
  • contract law
  • consumer law
  • data science
  • personalisation
  • defects of consent
  • property law
  • machine learning


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