Katrin Nyman-Metcalf

Law School, Tallinn University of Technology

November 2012. Hosted by Barbara van Schewick, Law School

My main interest both for research and my practical work as an international consultant is communications law in a wide sense (ICT, e-governance, media law) especially in post-conflict and developing nations. For my stay at H-Star my topic is communications technology as a key to increased democratic participation, looking at legal aspects. Both e-governance measures and media use in the democratic process are analysed. As always with law and technology, the question is when in the process legal regulation can come in so as not to stifle but instead support innovation while still protecting against risks.