Treating or Tracking? Regulatory Challenges of Nano-Enabled ICT Implants

Eleni Kosta, Diana Bowman

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Abstract

The increasing commercialisation of human ICT implants has generated debate over the ethical, legal, and social implications of their use. The convergence of nanotechnologies with ICT is likely to further challenge the current legal frameworks that regulate them. The aim of this article is to examine the effectiveness of the European data protection legal framework for regulating this "next generation" of nano-enabled ICT human implantable devices. The article highlights the potential regulatory challenges posed by the applications and makes a series of recommendations as to how the current European legal framework on data protection will respond to them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-275
Number of pages20
JournalLaw and Policy
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Treating or Tracking? Regulatory Challenges of Nano-Enabled ICT Implants. / Kosta, Eleni; Bowman, Diana.

In: Law and Policy, Vol. 33, No. 2, 04.2011, p. 256-275.

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