Experimental Legal Regimes in Russia and in Foreign Countries

To implement innovative solutions, states resort to using experimental legal regimes (ELR), which provide an opportunity to test various types of technologies and, if successful, to improve legislation for their widespread implementation and development. ELR thematic areas can be very different such as financial technologies, neurotechnologies, artificial intelligence, distributed ledger systems, technologies for working with Big Data, wireless communications, virtual and augmented reality, the Internet of things, robotics, quantum computing technologies, and others.

This study researched the current ELRs in the financial sector, agriculture, industry, energy, medicine, transport, science, education, and public administration.

The purpose of the study was to identify both the most successful examples of the creation of ELRs and their features and to analyze the possible problems in their implementation.