Kutafin University Law Review

(KULawR)

academic peer-reviewed law journal


In issue 2 on 2017 year

NEW RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT: SOME LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES

DOI: 10.17803/2313-5395.2017.2.8.388-397

Author: Anna Hristova , Gergana Georgieva

Rubric: LAW AND ECONOMICS

Annotation: The article is an attempt at examining the legal and ethical issues with regard to the new research and technological development.In view of the fact that there are various new relations that are based upon the development of modern technological research in recent decades, there is a necessity of legal regulations in order to ensure the compliance with certain ethical and legal principles. Since science and business are continuously evolving, some reasons, challenges and dangers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have been scrutinized. The factors facing this phenomenon and its influence on various levels, namely law and ethics, are thoroughly analyzed. Due to the new research and technology development there appear to be diverse dynamics and fundamental changes that are a serious challenge for the existing legal and ethical frameworks.


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Keywords: Fourth Industrial Revolution, Seventh Framework Programme, Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, Oviedo Convention, Charter of Fundamental Rights, Council of Europe, Biotech Directive, European Commission

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