Working closely with computer scientists, my research looks at law and regulation of new and emerging technologies (typically but not exclusively involving AI/machine learning). I'm interested in legal responses to new technologies, online platforms, and automation; technical mechanisms for improving legal compliance and accountability of complex systems; and theoretical approaches to privacy, surveillance, and tech industry business models. Current research projects focus on legal standards for automated decision-making and the development of legally compliant and reviewable automated systems; regulation of algorithmic personalisation and targeting in online services; and the prospects of various technical means for facilitating compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in complex environments (such as the internet of things).
Jennifer Cobbe 'Legal Singularity and the Reflexivity of Law', in Simon Deakin and Christopher Markou (eds.), Is Law Computable? Critical Perspectives on Law & Artificial Intelligence, Hart [forthcoming]
Seyyed Ahmad Javadi, Richard Cloete, Jennifer Cobbe, Michelle Seng Ah Lee and Jatinder Singh (2020) 'Monitoring Misuse for Accountable ‘Artificial Intelligence as a Service’', Proceedings of the 2020 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES '20), ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2020
Ben Wagner, Krisztina Rozgonyi, Marie-Therese Sekwenz, Jennifer Cobbe, and Jatinder Singh (2020) 'Consequences for Manufacturing Transparency? Facebook, Twitter and the German Network Enforcement Act', FAT* '20: Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency
Jennifer Cobbe and John Morison (2019) 'Understanding the Smart City: Framing the challenges for law and good governance', in Emmanuel Slautsky (ed.), The Conclusions of the Chaire Mutations de l'Action Publique et du Droit Public, Sciences Po
Chris Norval, Jennifer Cobbe, Heleen Janssen, and Jatinder Singh (2018) 'Reclaiming Data: Overcoming App Identification Barriers for Exercising Data Protection Rights', Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud and Pervasive Computing (IoT) [CLaw-18], UbiComp/ISWC’18 Adjunct
Jennifer Cobbe and Louise O'Hagan (2016) 'Digital Citizenship: Report', Royal Irish Academy