- The Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation and Technology (2017). Jointly edited with Roger Brownsword, Eloise Scotford, Oxford University Press.
- Regulating Technologies: Legal Futures, Regulatory Frames and Technological Fixes (2008). Jointly edited with Roger Brownsword: Hart Publishing.
- An Introduction to Law and Regulation (2007) Jointly authored with Bronwen Morgan, Cambridge University Press, Law In Context series .
- Securing Compliance (2004) Hart Publishing
Reports and Grey Literature
- Royal Society and British Academy, Data Management and Use: Governance in the 21st Century (June 2017)
- Genome Editing: An Ethical Review, September 2016, Nuffield Council on Bioethics with A Greenfield (Chair), T Perry, C Watson, D Lawrence, C Thompson, J Dupre and R Ashcroft.
- Royal Society and British Academy, Connecting Debates on the Governance of Data, Roundtable of Experts, 26 July 2016, British Academy, London. A report of the proceedings is available online which includes Karen Yeung ‘The Governance of Personal Data in an Era of Ubiquitous Computing’ at pp 39-47.
- Algorithmic Regulation and Intelligent Enforcement (short piece for CARR 2016 workshop 'Regulatory Scholarship in Crisis') at p 50.
- ‘The Role of Rules and Regulation in Patient Safety’, 20 November 2013, Health Foundation.
- Mary Dixon-Woods and Karen Yeung, Governing Health Services Research: Is It Working? A personal view: commissioned by the Health Services Research Network, (2010) The NHS Confederation, ISBN 978-1-85947-176-0 (13,000 words)
- The Public Enforcement of Australian Competition Law, ACCC Publishing Unit, Australian Government Publishing Service, Occasional Paper Series (Canberra 2001) 208 pages
Articles in Peer-review journals
- 'Big Data and Personalized Price Discrimination in EU Competition Law' (2017) Yearbook of European Law 1-66; doi.1093/yel/yex015 (co-authored with Chris Townley and Eric Morrison)
- 'Algorithmic Regulation: A Critical Interrogation' (2017) Regulation & Governance doi:10.1111/rego.12158.
- 'Hypernudge: Big Data as a Mode of Regulation by Design', (2017) 20(1) Information, Communication & Society 118-136 (Special Issue on the Social Power of Algorithms)
- 'The Forms and Limits of Choice Architecture as a Tool of Government' (2016) 38 (3) Law & Policy 186-210 (Special Issue on Nudge)
- “Political Theory, Reflective Equilibrium and the Project of Legitimating Public Health Interventions: A Reply to Latham’ (2016) 9:2 Public Health Ethics 153-154; Special issue on republicanism and health;
- 'How Can the Criminal Law Support the Provision of Quality in Healthcare?' (2014) 23 British Medical Journal (Quality and Safety) 519-524 (jointly authored with Jeremy Horder QC);
- 'Better Regulation, Administrative Sanctions and Constitutional Values' (2013) 33: 2 Legal Studies 312-339
- 'Nudge as Fudge' (2012) 75(1) Modern Law Review, 122-148
- 'Regulating Assisted Dying' (2012) 23:2 King’s Law Journal 163-179
- 'Can We Employ Design-Based Regulation While Avoiding Brave New World?' (2011) 3 Journal of Law, Innovation and Technology 1-30
- 'Why is UK medicine no longer a self-regulating profession: The role of scandals involving ‘bad apple’ doctors' (2011) 74:3 Social Science and Medicine, 1-8 (with M Dixon-Woods and C Bosk)
- 'Design-based regulation and patient safety: a regulatory studies perspective' (2010) 71 Social Science and Medicine, 502-509 (with M Dixon-Woods)
- 'Modernising medical regulation: where are we now?' (2010) 24:6 Journal of Health Organization and Management 540-555 (with J Waring and M Dixon-Woods)
- 'Presentational Management and the Pursuit of Regulatory Legitimacy: A Comparative Study of Competition and Consumer Regulators in the UK and Australia' (2008) Public Administration, 274-294;
Chapters in edited books
- K Yeung, 'Blockchain, Transactional Security and the Promise of Automated Law Enforcement: The Withering of Freedom under Law? (2017) in Otto, P and Graffe, E (eds.) 3TH1CS - The reinvention of ethics in the digital age? iRights.Media, Berlin.
- R Brownsword, E Scotford and K Yeung, ‘Law, Regulation and Technology: The field, the frame and the focus.’ (2017) in R Brownsword, E Scotford and K Yeung (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation and Technology. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press
- K Yeung, ‘Are human biomedical interventions legitimate regulatory instruments?’ (2017) in R Brownsword, E Scotford and K Yeung (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation and Technology. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press
- K Yeung, ‘Design for Regulation.; 2015. In Handbook of Ethics, Values and Technological Design, edited by M J van den Hoven, P E Vermaas and I van de Poel. Dordecht: Springer
- K Yeung, ‘The Regulatory State.’ 2011. In The Oxford Handbook of Regulation, edited by R Baldwin, M Cave and M Lodge. New York: Oxford Univ. Press 64-81
- K Yeung, ‘Towards an Understanding of Regulation by Design.’ 2008. In Regulating Technologies: Legal Futures, Regulatory Frames and Technological Fixes, edited by R Brownsword and K Yeung. Oxford: Hart Publishing, Oxford at 79-107
- K Yeung, ‘Regulatory Agencies.’ 2008. In The Oxford Companion to Law, edited by P Cane and J Howse, Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press
Council of Europe
Commenting on first meeting of Europe’s Expert Committee on human rights dimensions of automated data processing and different forms of artificial intelligence (MSI-AUT)
The World Economic Forum: Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
How can regulators assess the risks and mitigate them sensibly without stifling the enormous potential benefits that Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies have to offer? In episode 5 of ‘Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, we examine some of the emerging tools regulators are developing to blunt the horns of this particular dilemma. We are joined by Karen Yeung, Interdisciplinary Chair in the Law School and School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham; Nita Farahany, Professor of Law and Philosophy at Duke University; Dave Guston, Co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University; Wendell Wallach, Chair of Technology and Ethics Studies at the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University; Gillian Hadfield, legal scholar and author of ‘Rules for a Flat World’; Rob Sparrow, ethicist and Professor at Monash University in Melbourne; Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School; and Professor Kyong-Su Yi, Head of the Vehicle Dynamics and Control Lab at Seoul National University.
Podcast interview with Dr John Danaher discussing her concept of ‘hypernudging’ and how it applies to the debate about algorithmic governance.
Gene editing and human reproduction
Editing the embryo: removing harmful gene mutations - Science Weekly podcast
Hannah Devlin explores the science and ethics behind a landmark study that successfully edited the genomes of developing embryos. How did they do it? What did they hope to achieve? And, further down the line, what kind of doors might research like this open?
King’s College London: Law and a Decade of Technological Change
King’s College London: The ethics and implications of regulating robots
In 2017 European lawmakers called for legislation and an ethical framework to regulate robots, rejecting a ‘robot tax’ for owners which would have funded support for or retraining of people put out of their job by robots. In this podcast, Dr Matthew Howard, Informatics, and Professor Karen Yeung, Law, discuss the decision.
King’s College London: What happens to our data? Artificial intelligence and our lives
Professor Yeung is working on trying to understand the consequences of the rise of algorithmic power, which she hopes will ultimately lead to effective and legitimate governance mechanisms to secure algorithmic accountability. Her recently published work on Algorithmic Regulation and, together with colleagues Roger Brownsword and Eloise Scotford, published The Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation and Technology. Devising solutions, however is still in early stages according to Professor Yeung. The challenge is to come up with effective and legitimate mechanisms that will properly govern these systems, whilst allowing us to reap the benefits of our ever-advancing technology. This, she says, must include mechanisms that will extend to the practices and policies of the global corporations who collect and currently govern our data.