The DCU Law & Tech Research Cluster

The DCU Law & Tech Research Cluster investigates the interplay between law and digital technology in Ireland and beyond.


The digital revolution is rapidly changing contemporary society and profoundly affecting our legal system, both at the national and transnational levels. Our research projects investigate how rights and norms can help shape a trustworthy and human-centric digital environment.

Take a moment to browse our projects, read our publications or engage with our podcasts and videos. 


DCU is a pioneer in the field of law and technology education. Take a moment to browse through our teaching offer in law, data protection, AI ethics and digital rights.

Latest News

MDPPLC PrivacyEngine Scholarship
Applications are open for the MDPPLC PrivacyEngine Scholarship – deadline 5th June 2023 The Masters in Data Protection and Privacy: Law and…

The Law and Tech Blog

Artificial Intelligence and Banking Governance
Valeriana Forlenza
University of Pisa, Italy
On June 14, 2023 the European Parliament adopted its version of the draft Artificial Intelligence Act («AI Act»). While the final…
The DAO Regulation Dilemma
Juan Diego Arregui
Calderon & Associates Law Firm
Blockchain Based Smart Contracts and DAOs Blockchain technology is a groundbreaking security technology which has risen to prominence over the last…


The DCU Law and Tech Research Cluster hosts a dynamic group of researchers with multiple disciplinary backgrounds, ranging from law and political science to computing and engineering. If you are interested in multidisciplinary research in the area of law and tech, sign up to some of our events or apply for our visiting programme.