Nikolas Guggenberger delivered the keynote address “Trust by Technolgy – a Legal Perspective” at the annual conference of the European University information Systems Organization (EUNIS) on June 9, 2017. Nikolas discussed general sources of trust in society and their significance in law. Then he laid out how trust can be created by technology instead of by institutions or intermediaries. Nikolas specifically touched upon the potential and limits of Blockchain technology and their legal implications. Tensions can especially arise between the automation of law and individual justice. Theses tensions have to be addressed appropriately. Nikolas called for safeguarding fundamental legal principles and modernizing legal requirements in order to create trust by law.
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