Remembering and Forgetting in the Digital Age (Law #38) (Hardcover)
Challenges long-established but questionable principles of data protection law that are unfit for the digital age
Covers topics of remembering and forgetting, data protection and privacy from a holistic, future-oriented and interdisciplinary approach
Analyzes the present legal framework with a view to shaping future legislation, considering how legislators and rule-makers should approach today's data
Prof. Dr. Florent Thouvenin is an Associate Professor of Information and Communications Law at the University of Zurich. He is the co-founder and co-chair of the Executive Committee of the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) at the University of Zurich and the Executive Director of the Swiss Forum of Communication Law (SF-FS). Prof. Dr. Herbert Burkert is a Steering Committee Member of the Digital Asia Hub and President of the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) where he taught public law as well as information and communication law. His research interests include law as Information and its role in regulating information flows in society, information technology as object and driver of regulation, and data protection and access to information regimes.Prof. Dr. Urs Gasser is the Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. He is a visiting professor at KEIO University (Japan) and also teaches at Fudan University School of Management (China). Urs Gasser's research and teaching activities focus on information law, policy, and society issues. Prof. Dr. Peter Hettich is Professor of Public Law at the University of St. Gallen where he also serves as a Director of the Institute of Public Finance, Fiscal Law and Law and Economics. His research interests include constitutional protections of economic freedoms and regulated markets, administrative law, competition law, construction and environmental law, infrastructure regulation and the law of public companies. He acts as Of Counsel to the Swiss law firm VISCHER in Zurich.