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Dubai’s Digital Economy Court: safeguarding against emerging threats

Justice Michael Black is creating a judicial blueprint to keep up with the ever-changing legal landscape as director of a cutting-edge DIFC court.

Justice Michael Black is creating a judicial blueprint to keep up with the ever-changing legal landscape as director of a cutting-edge DIFC court. 

Justice Michael Black, the head judge of Dubai’s dedicated Digital Economy Court, shares the emirate’s commitment to adapting to the ever-changing legal landscape in order to protect the public from emerging challenges, including cryptocurrency fraud.

DIFC Courts’ Digital Economy Court: A New Frontier

The DIFC Courts’ Digital Economy Court, inaugurated in December of the previous year, plays a pivotal role in resolving disputes arising from advanced technologies. 

It handles a wide spectrum of issues, from artificial intelligence and big data to blockchain, 3D printing, and robotics.

Anticipating the Inevitable Wave

Justice Black is acutely aware of the rapid evolution in technology and the challenges it presents. He emphasizes the need to be prepared for what lies ahead, stating, “It’s a new area, and we are in no doubt that the wave is coming.”

From Science Fiction to Science Fact

The pace of technological advancement is unprecedented. What was once considered science fiction a mere seven years ago is now a reality. 

The Digital Economy Court stands as a testament to Dubai’s determination to keep up with these changes and provide a legal framework that safeguards the public in the face of new and emerging threats.

Justice Michael Black’s insights highlight the importance of adapting legal systems to the fast-paced world of digital technology, ensuring that justice and protection are not left behind in this ever-evolving landscape.

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