RightsCon 2016: Jurisdiction and Extraterritoriality in a Connected World

March 30, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
This session will explore jurisdiction in an increasingly post-Westphalian paradigm. Ideas of territorial jurisdiction are being tested (and brought into question) in an increasingly connected online world.

We will discuss the issue of global content deletion orders based on one country’s national law. These typically arise when courts order intermediaries to delete content posted by a user ­­often based on legal theories that conflict with other countries' free expression laws. With both the French Data Protection Authority and a Canadian court ordering Google to delete search results globally, the issue is very current. What are the right responses in terms of law and policy?

Bertrand De La Chapelle

Director and Co-Founder of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project


Michael Geist

University of Ottawa

Gwen Hinze

UC Berkeley and EFF


Dan Svantesson

Professor Svantesson is Co-Director of the Centre for Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law, Bond University (Australia), Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University (Czech Republic) and a Researcher at the Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute, Stockholm University (Sweden). He specializes in international aspects of the IT society, a field within which he has published a range of books and articles, and given... Read More →


Mission Bay Conference Center San Francisco, CA
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