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The Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy

The Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy (JLTP) is a biannual peer-reviewed law journal, established at the University of Illinois in 2001. JLTP’s mission is to publish pieces on new technologies that raise important policy questions in both foreign and domestic jurisdictions, and to discuss the laws, regulations, and policies that affect technological development and innovation.


The two issues per year focus on technological innovation, policy, and the field of intellectual property. Each issue features articles by professors, judges, and practitioners and student-written notes. Additionally, JLTP continuously publishes practical pieces and perspectives: short form works focused on recent developments at the intersection of law, technology, and policy. The collaboration of JLTP’s members, editors, faculty, and contributing scholars adds unique and diverse perspectives to the discussion of the legal implications of technology.


JLTP is available exclusively online in order to publish cutting-edge scholarly works through a continuous publishing schedule. JLTP is indexed by Hein Online, LEXIS, and Westlaw.

Volume 2023 - Issue 2

Current Issue

Hey Siri, Can I Go to Prison for Tracking My Period?: Femtech Apps and Subpoena Powers on Collected Reproductive Health in Light of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
by Brittany Rivera

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has given rise to many uncertainties, including whether women’s health data can be used as evidence in the prosecution of those who obtain an abortion. A notable percentage of young women in the United States use mobile applications to track their reproductive health.

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TikTok and Instagram Know What You Did Last Summer—and the Federal Government Will Not Be the One to Put a Stop to It
by Mariana Renke

With over 1.47 billion monthly active users on TikTok and over 1.44 billion monthly active users on Instagram, these two apps consume the lives of teens across the United States. With the increased use of TikTok and Instagram and the addictive nature of these social media apps, there has been an increase in mental health and behavioral problems and a higher susceptibility to invasive data collection practices.

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Automated Vehicles Are at a Crossroads: Where Should Local Governments Go?
by Rong Fu

In the rapidly evolving landscape of transportation, automated vehicles (“AVs”) are emerging as a prominent force. With SAE Levels 3 and higher signifying advanced automation capabilities, a significant shift in transportation dynamics is on the horizon. As the integration of AVs becomes increasingly imminent, cities are leading the way with pilot programs to assess AV capabilities, infrastructure, and policies.

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Cleaning Up NFT Laundering Privately: A Proposal for NFT AML Regulation
by Olivia Lu

This Piece examines the lack of AML regulations in the NFT space and argues that NFTs’ vulnerability to financial crime and money laundering warrants comprehensive AML regulation well-tailored to NFTs’ attendant privacy risks. It analyzes NFTs as a distinct asset class in tension with unregulated traditional art and other fungible digital assets under intense regulatory scrutiny.

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About PP&P
Practical Pieces and Perspectives, previously Timely Tech, is the non-paginated companion to the Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy. Through Practical Pieces and Perspectives, JLTP publishes short pieces that addresses cutting-edge issues in technology and the law. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
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