85 UMKC L. Rev. 845 (2016-2017)
Smarter Cities, Smarter Regulations: A Case for the Algorithmic Regulation of Platform-Based Sharing Economy Firms

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    SMARTER CITIES, SMARTER REGULATIONS: A
    CASE FOR THE ALGORITHMIC REGULATION OF
    PLATFORM-BASED SHARING ECONOMY FIRMS

                          Bryan Wilson, J.D., CIPPIUS*
                                 Sal Cali, J.D**

Abstract:

        Regulations ought to be as efficient as the technologies they govern - or
at least they can be. This has been the primary motivation for writing this article
- designing regulations to fit the technologies they are intended to govern. This
paper   seeks to  come   up  with  common sense ways of regulating these
technologies, by  1) understanding  the theory of computer  ethics and  how  it
applies to platform-based  sharing  economies,  2) identifying what aspects  of
platform-based  sharing economies  are in need of regulation by way of analogy,
3) surveying  the regulations that are out there for these different behaviors -
regulatory components,  and 4) figuring out how to package all of these behaviors
together  in  a way   that improves   the efficiency and  efficacy  of existing
regulations.  The  conclusion  of this paper  is  that platform-based  sharing
economies   and the data  that they produced  can be regulated  algorithmically
through  a set of system rules in a way that achieves policy goals with a greater
level                              of                             precision.

        Cities - from  companies  to individual citizens to local governments -
have  shown  that they are capable of operating more efficiently by incorporating,
what  were at one point, technological disruptions and leveraging them to achieve
efficiency. Typically, these moves toward  efficiency start with companies and
individuals. Local governments  usually are the last to the table. Such has been
the case with the adoption and  incorporation of most major disruptions - from
automobiles  to the television to the Internet. It has been shown, historically, that
the  full benefits of disruptive technologies are only achieved once  a certain
environment  exists.]



* Bryan is a May 2016 graduate of the UMKC School of Law and the Manager and Co-founder of
KC  Legal Hackers.
  Sal is a 2016 graduate of the UMIKC School of Law.
  First and foremost, this article is the result of numerous conversations with a multitude of people
  and would not be possible without the guidance of Dean Suni. Further thanks need to be given to
the research of Allison Kleinow, and numerous conversations with Michael Robak, Tony Luppino,
Kate Garman, Evan Absher, Ashley Hand, Eric Roche, Rick Usher, Aaron Deacon, Paul Barham,
and everyone in Kansas City who came together for the purpose of creating regulations that make
sense, given the new technologies that are in play. Further, this article would not be here but for
conversations with Dazza Greenwood, James Hazard, Tony Lai, the efforts of many Legal Hackers
groups, as well as everybody cited in this article. Thank you all for your patience, support, and
insights.
' Carlota Perez, The Advance of Technology and Major Bubble Collapses: Historical Regularities and
Lessons for Today, ENGELsBERG SEMINAR ON THE FUTURE OF CAPrIALISM, AX:soN FOUNDATION, 1, 2

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