Research Handbook in Data Science and Law
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Research Handbook in Data Science and Law

Edited by Vanessa Mak, Eric Tjong Tjin Tai and Anna Berlee

The use of data in society has seen an exponential growth in recent years. Data science, the field of research concerned with understanding and analyzing data, aims to find ways to operationalize data so that it can be beneficially used in society, for example in health applications, urban governance or smart household devices. The legal questions that accompany the rise of new, data-driven technologies however are underexplored. This book is the first volume that seeks to map the legal implications of the emergence of data science. It discusses the possibilities and limitations imposed by the current legal framework, considers whether regulation is needed to respond to problems raised by data science, and which ethical problems occur in relation to the use of data. It also considers the emergence of Data Science and Law as a new legal discipline.
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Chapter 18: Data analysis, artificial intelligence and the judiciary system

Bart Jan van Ettekoven and Corien Prins


This chapter discusses the challenges and transformation the judiciary faces with the advent of AI (artificial intelligence). Rather than focusing on the much debated ‘robot judge’, the authors discuss developments that are more realistic such as analytics to support judicial activities, including tools for understanding and modelling the judicial process, for promoting uniformity and efficiency in judicial practice as well as flexibility, efficiency and accuracy in judicial tasks. The authors also exemplify the specific risks for the judiciary that come with AI. Finally they develop a framework (compass) that aims to facilitate the discussion on whether AI should or should not be applied by the judiciary given core values such as independency, impartiality, integrity, transparency, the principles of due process, proper procedural law, as well as other professional standards.

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