Regulating digital platforms: comparing the British and French models
25 October 2019 | 13.30 – 18.00Room 5.3 – Lister Learning & Teaching Building – Edinburgh University
About the conference: Digital platforms play a central role in everyday life for people and businesses; from communications to financial transactions, from intellectual property to job markets, the digital transformation reshapes every aspect of society. International academics discuss together current trends and perspectives in the regulation of platforms, and how platforms themselves are becoming the regulators of our digital lives.
Attendance at the event may qualify for 4 hours CPD. The event is accredited with the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland. Advocates in Scotland will be eligible to claim for 4 CPD hours. Solicitors in Scotland self-certify.
This event is free and open to all. Registration is required through Eventbrite: https://regulating-digital-platforms.eventbrite.co.uk
I. Platform regulation
1.40 The effectiveness of platforms’ French legal obligations – Sylvain CHATRY, Senior Lecturer in IP/IT Law, University of Perpignan
2.00 Edge Computing and Demonstrating Accountability through the Databox – Lachlan URQUHART, Lecturer in Technology Law, University of Edinburgh
2.20 Platforms, trademark infringement and trust – Caroline LE GOFFIC, Senior Lecturer in IP Law, University of Paris V and Yann BASIRE, Associate Professor at CEIPI, University of Strasbourg
2.40 Regulating financial platforms on crypto assets – Amélie FAVREAU, Senior Lecturer in IP/IT Law, University of Grenoble
II. Regulation of activities on platforms
3.40 The notion of subordination against platform workers – Stéphanie LE CAM, Lecturer in IP and Labour Law, University of Rennes
4.00 Not just Uber… taxi services, platforms and competition law in Italy: the MyTaxi decisions of the Italian Competition Authority – Arianna ANDREANGELI, Senior Lecturer in European Law, Edinburgh Law School
4.20 Platforms and the fight against fake news: the UK system, Rachael CRAUFURD-SMITH, Reader in Media Law, University of Edinburgh
4.40 Platforms and the fight against fake news: the French system, Nathalie MALLET POUJOL, Research director at CNRS, University of Montpellier
5.00 Digital Platforms and the Rise of Global Regulation of Hate Speech – Paolo CAVALIERE, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Edinburgh