Workshop on Internet Jurisdiction in Vienna


The ELI Intellectual Property Law SIG, together with the Centre for Commercial Law Bond University, organised a Workshop on the topical issue of ‘Internet Jurisdiction’. Esteemed experts gathered in Vienna on 28 November to discuss ways forward and solutions to the paradox of territoriality as a principle ruling ‘borderless’ Internet.

The Workshop was organised around four thematic sessions. The first one about the territorial scope of data privacy law online, aimed at discussing the consequences of the ‘extraterritorial’ reach of data privacy laws introduced by more and more countries.

A second session on cross-border law enforcement online focused on finding a balance between different interests in cases of cybercrime. The future of geolocation and the question whether geo-ocation should be regulated was discussed during the third session.

The last session entailed an analyses of the consequences of online activities – speakers examined whether being exposed to various laws and jurisdictional claims, while engaging in online activities, undermines the rule of law.

You can find more detailed information in the agenda.