Digital Trade, Privacy and Innovation

Date: September 29, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Venue: Room 824, 8/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, the University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Svetlana Yakovleva
(researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IvIR) at the University of Amsterdam)

Abstract: Using privacy and data protection as its maifrn vector, this talk will discuss how and to what extent international trade agreements can accommodate the regulatory flexibility required to implement national public policy objectives beyond trade liberalization, including innovation policies. The discussion will be based on the trade agreements recently proposed or entered into by the United States, the European Union and those now being negotiated in the Asia Pacific region.

About the speaker: Svetlana Yakovleva is a researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IvIR) at the University of Amsterdam, and a lawyer in Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Amsterdam). Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of data privacy and cybersecurity law, human rights and international trade law. Svetlana received a degree in law (cum laude) from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) in 2005. Svetlana also holds an LL.M degree in Law and Economics (EMLE) from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam and the University of Hamburg (2007), and a research master degree in Information law from the IvIR (2016). Between 2007 and 2014, Svetlana worked as a consultant for the Moscow office of Debevoise&Plimpton LLP, independent legal counsel and corporate legal counsel for Allianz Global Assistance Russia. Svetlana also provided legal and methodological advice for the e-Government project of the Russian Government.

All are welcome!