Puhakainen, Essi and Väyrynen, Karin Elisabeth, "The Benefits and Challenges of Technology Neutral Regulation – A Scoping Review" (2021). PACIS 2021 Proceedings. 48. https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2021/48
The benefits and challenges of technology neutral regulation : a scoping review
|Author:||Puhakainen, Essi1; Väyrynen, Karin Elisabeth1|
1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.4 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021081843548
Association for Information Systems,
|Publish Date:|| 2021-08-18
The principle of technology neutrality (PTN) is being used as a starting point for regulation by regulators around the world. While technology neutral ICT regulation is seen as an answer to regulators’ struggles to keep up with fast-paced changes of ICT, also critique towards this principle has been voiced. Here, we report on the results of a scoping review we conducted on literature in three research databases to summarize the current understanding of the benefits and challenges in the context of technology neutral regulation. We contribute to IS research by introducing to the IS community four benefits of and seven challenges related to technology neutral regulation — which has been foremost addressed in legal research so far — and by suggesting three research themes and questions for future IS research on, e.g., technology innovation, the development, adoption and use of technology, and a better theorization of the PTN.
|Pages:||1 - 14|
PACIS 2021 Proceedings
Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
|Type of Publication:||
A4 Article in conference proceedings
|Field of Science:||
113 Computer and information sciences
The second author is very grateful for financial support received from the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.
© Association for Information Systems 2021. This is the authors accepted manuscript version. The definitive version of record can be found online at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2021/48.