The race to regulate—can the law keep pace with technology innovation?
The UK legal system is not built upon a single code of conduct, but rather has evolved to reflect changes in society’s culture and values. Many of our laws remain in statute books, untouched since the day they were made. The right to ‘due legal process’ is found in clause 29 of the Magna Carter 1215 and was cited by a High Court judge as recently as 2007. Conversely, technology is advancing so rapidly that changes once taking centuries now happen in years. This sharp contrast bodes the question; can the law keep up with these rapid technological advances?