Are we Stuck in an Era of Jurisdictional Hyper-regulation

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Abstract

[Extract] Elsewhere, I have sought to bring attention to the fact that we are now in what may be described as an era of hyper-regulation online; that is, even our most mundane online activities expose us to (1) the risk of being brought before the courts in an overwhelming number of jurisdictions, and (2) the laws of an equally overwhelming number of jurisdictions.
In this contribution, I will describe why this is so. I will also attempt to provide suggestions for some steps we may take to minimise the negative consequences of this, or even to move away from hyper-regulation.
But first, I will provide a brief description of how we arrived at this stage, and I will try to define exactly what I mean by hyper-regulation (something that should have been done already quite some time ago).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication50 Years of Law and IT
Subtitle of host publicationThe Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute 1968-2018
EditorsPeter Wahlgren
PublisherStockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law
Pages143-158
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9789185142798
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameScandinavian Studies in Law
PublisherStockholms Universitet * Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law
Volume65
ISSN (Print)0085-5944

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    Svantesson, D. J. B. (2018). Are we Stuck in an Era of Jurisdictional Hyper-regulation. In P. Wahlgren (Ed.), 50 Years of Law and IT: The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute 1968-2018 (pp. 143-158). (Scandinavian Studies in Law; Vol. 65). Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law.