We tackle these general themes in research projects that are relevant
especially in the following areas of law: intellectual property law,
property law, contract law, competition law and unfair competition,
trade secrecy, as well as data protection and privacy andother fields of
law that are necessarily interlinked with technology. For instance, the
themes addressed naturally interlink with other legal fields,
especially welfare law and environmental law.
The research questions are addressed by using multiple types of
different methodologies. This is needed especially due to the
multidisciplinary nature of the research, which is a cross-pollination
between law, technology and science. As such, we make use of both
traditional legal research types of methods (e.g. legal dogmatic and
comparative law), as well as empirical methods (such as the case study
research method, case content analysis and statistical analysis).
Particular emphasis is posed on the use of design thinking and legal
design as methods for creating a legal framework that prevents possible
problems, rather than reacts to them after they have already arose.
As part of the Faculty of Law, the Research Group is a member of the Research Alliance for Autonomous Systems (RAAS) and the Finnish UAV Ecosystem (FUAVE).
The Research Group is currently directed by Associate Professor Rosa Ballardini. More information about associated researchers and their research interests is available on the Group Members page.