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Topics in Law & Technology

This Library Guide is intended to provide those studying the various ways in which law and technology intersect with a starting point for their research.


This Library Guide is intended to provide a starting point for research into the various ways in which law and technology intersect.  In particular, this guide comprises resources focused on Information and Data Privacy as well as Data and Cybersecurity.  This guide also features a selection of resources on a number of broad law-and-technology topics such as Artificial Intelligence (including ChatGPT/GPT-4, and algorithms generally), Social Media and the Law, the "law of the Internet," Biotechnology and the Law, as well as technology issues as pertaining to Environmental Law.

The user should note that the materials featured in this Library Guide are intended to be suggestive, rather than prescriptive or comprehensive.  That is, the intention is to present the user with an overview of the library's collection in these areas, with the hope that one or more titles may spark curiosity about a particular topic.  All materials listed here are available in the Law Library in print form, but in some cases electronic access may also be available.  Accordingly, the remote/ online user is encouraged to check the law library's catalog to find out whether other editions/ versions are available.

Selected Secondary Sources

The titles below are a selection of primarily interdisciplinary materials treating the nexus of the law and specific current technologies.  Topics include artificial intelligence (including ChatGPT/GPT-4, and the use of algorithms - particularly in automated decision making); legal issues in biotechnology; general discussions of the laws pertaining to the Internet (including the use of Social Media); and the laws around technology as relating to the environment.

NOTE:  The links below will take the user to the Law Library's online collection.  The inclusion of a Call Number indicates that the Law Library also has the particular title in print, although the print resource may be an earlier edition of the title.