iFairness: Constructing fairness in IT (and other areas of) law through intra- and interdisciplinarity

Peggy Valcke*, Inge Graef, Damian Clifford

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As information and communication technologies have gradually invaded every aspect of our daily lives, the body of law that we call IT law has not only expanded, but it also pushes traditional areas of law to become more tech-savvy. This article makes a plea for a more intra- and interdisciplinary approach towards developing the future IT law, on the one hand, and towards educating the future IT lawyer, on the other hand. It substantiates the need for lawyers from different fields and non-lawyers to engage in a constructive dialogue when determining, interpreting and enforcing fairness standards in contemporary and future IT law, and outlines directions for integrating such dialogue in university curricula. (C) 2018 Peggy Valcke, Inge Graef, Damian Clifford. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-714
Number of pages8
JournalComputer Law and Security Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018


  • IT law
  • Convergence
  • Interdisciplinarity


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