The DCU Law and Tech Research Cluster regroups a dynamic group of researchers with multiple disciplinary backgrounds, ranging from law and political science to computing and engineering.
The Law and Tech Research Cluster is the branch of the DCU Law Research Centre specialising in law and new technologies. It represents the first research group in Ireland expressly designed to investigate, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the challenges that technology and innovation generate for law, both at the national and international levels.
The advent of the Internet and the development of digital technology has triggered a new age of economic, social and political transformation. The digital revolution is rapidly changing contemporary society and profoundly affecting our legal system, both at the national and transnational levels.
We are living in a new constitutional moment. Digital constitutionalism is emerging as a new ideological movement advocating the translation of core constitutional principles to address the challenges of the digital age.
In this context, Ireland plays a crucial role as the European Union’s digital hub, where many multinational technology companies are headquartered. By virtue of EU data protection law, Irish authorities are responsible for the protection of millions of EU citizens’ data. This requires a high level of expertise from specialists who have a deep understanding of the law and the digital environment.