DIGITAL ECONOMY Regulatory sandboxes and preventive lawmaking

SCALA HALL, October 17, 17:30 — 18:30

The wide use of innovative technologies, either big data, artificial intelligence, unmanned transport or blockchain, is associated with changes in the legal framework. On the one hand, we may restrict the spread of new technologies until the legislation comprehensively regulates their usage, but on the other hand we may promote their development through creation of regulatory sandboxes and other special legal and administrative conditions.
At what moment should the law begin regulating emerging technologies, and should it do that at all? Is there a contradiction between the technological development and security maintenance? Should we suppress a scientist's gush trembling for observance of ethical norms and rules? How should we regard the fact that the new technologies allow to evade the existing legal rules?