All courses related to Urs Gasser

Comparative Online Privacy - Spring 2016

Online privacy has become a major issue for Internet users, technology companies, online business, researchers, and policy-makers around the world, as more and more personal information is collected, aggregated, shared, and used across a wide variety of contexts. Policy-makers on both sides of the Atlantic -- and globally -- have been responsive to concerns expressed by users, consumer organizations, activists, and academics, and have proposed an important series of new laws, regulations, and other privacy-enhancing instruments at the international and national level.

Comparative Online Privacy – Spring 2015

Online privacy has become a major issue for Internet users, technology companies, online business, researchers, and policy-makers around the world, as more and more personal information is collected, aggregated, shared, and used across a wide variety of contexts. Policy-makers on both sides of the Atlantic - and globally - have been responsive to concerns expressed by users, consumer organizations, activists, and academics, and have proposed an important series of new laws, regulations, and other privacy-enhancing instruments at the international and national level. At the same time, the approaches aimed at regulating the respective information practices on the Internet - targeting social networking sites, online advertising, data aggregators, and the like - as well as the details of the proposed privacy norms are highly controversial.

Online Law and Business in a Globalized Economy - Spring 2014

In this seminar, Urs Gasser will work with a small group of students to gain a deeper understanding of the legal implications of these seismic shifts at the intersection of law, technology, and new business models. The seminar takes a phenomenological approach: Instead of dividing topics along the lines of traditional areas of law (such as, e.g., competition law, privacy, IP, etc.), we will discuss the multi-faceted legal questions in their respective context, based on studies of recent cases and developments.