Peter A Allard School of Law

Digital Constitutionalism in Japan

Event Description

In this talk, Professor Shirouzu will analyze the discourse regarding so-called Digital Constitutionalism in Japan. Digital Constitutionalism advocates for the incorporation of constitutional values into the digital realm. While there are various definitions, it fundamentally argues for the necessity of applying constitutional principles to the digital space. This challenges the traditional notion where constitutionalism primarily targets the State as the subject of power and extends it to include private actors such as digital platforms. This talk will examine recent incidents of AI-driven privacy breaches along with existing legal frameworks to consider the optimal approach for Japan in addressing these issues.

A light lunch will be provided.

Registration required by July 5th to Kris Neufeld at A Zoom link will be emailed by 12 pm on July 12 to those who have registered.

This event is sponsored by the Centre for Asian Legal Studies.


Takashi Shirouzu

Takashi Shirouzu is an Associate Professor of Law at the Chiba University Law School, and a Visiting Scholar at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. His research focuses on Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Equality Rights, and Remedy. His recent book, ‘‘New Development of the Interpretation of Equality Rights’’ was published in 2020 by Sanseidō Publishing, Tokyo, Japan.

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