9 December 2019

Meet the Author Series with Prof. Dan Svantesson (Bond University, Australia)

New appointment with the Meet the Author Series, this time with Prof. Dan Svantesson (Bond University, Australia), author of the world’s first Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report written for the United Nations Internet Governance Forum.


The Report – launched on 27 November 2019 - is the first-of-its-kind mapping of trends, actors and initiatives with regard to cross-border legal challenges in cyberspace. It is based on an unprecedented collaborative large-scale data collection.

Stakeholders from over 150 entities from the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, including governments, international organizations, companies, academia and civil society from around the world, participated in this global effort.   

The executive summary of the report is available here


  • Prof. Dan Svantesson (Professor at Bond University, Australia) - Author
  • Dr. Hielke Hijmans (Director/President of Litigation Chamber at Belgian Data Protection Authority) - Chair
  • Prof. Christopher Kuner (Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussels) - Discussant
  • Laura Drechsler (Doctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussels / FWO Aspirant) - Discussant

Time: 12:00 - 14:00 (lunch is included)


12.00-12.30 lunch

Welcome by the chair Hielke Hijmans

Introduction by the author Dan Svantesson

Comments by the discussant Laura Drechsler

Comments by the discussant Christopher Kuner

Reactions of the author

Q&A with the audience

14.00 event ends 

Venue: U-Residence, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussel (Access also via Generaal Jacqueslaan 271, 1050 Brussels, next to the VUB tram stop)

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

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