4 October 2019

Meet the Author Series: The Internet and the Global Reach of EU Law (Prof Christopher Kuner)

In this debate, the author of a book chapter entitled “The Internet and the Global Reach of EU Law", written by Prof. Christopher Kuner of the VUB, examines the influence that EU law has over the Internet and parties outside the EU’s territorial boundaries that use and are affected by the Internet, with a particular focus on data protection.

The author shows that the EU tends to assert itself as a global regulatory power consciously and deliberately with regard to the Internet. This means that the EU seeks to have its own legal standards adopted by third countries and at the international level, and asserts its regulatory authority towards activities in third countries that affect its interests and those of individuals within its borders.

Finally, EU law has had significant influence on the Internet, but the Internet has also influenced the development of EU law.

  • Hielke Hijmans, Director/President of Litigation Chamber at Belgian Data Protection Authority (Chair)
  • Christopher Kuner, Professor at VUB 
  • Orla Lynskey, Associate Professor of Law at London School of Economics
  • Alessandra Calvi, Researcher at VUB

Time: 12:30 - 14:45 (lunch is included)


12.30-13.00 lunch

13.00-13.15 welcome by the Chair and introduction by the author

13.15-13.45 critical remarks by discussant(s)

13.45-14.00 reaction of the author

14.00-14.45 Q&A and wrap up

Venue: U-Residence, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussel (Access also via Generaal Jacqueslaan 271, 1050 Brussels)

Registration: The event is free to attend, but due to limited capacity, registration is required. Should you encounter difficulties with the online registration, please contact info@brusselsprivacyhub.eu. Having problems accessing the registration form on your mobile device? Use this link


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