The Policy Center at the Leibniz Institute SAFE and the Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance (LawFin) organize and cordially invite you to attend a policy workshop on
4:00 p.m. CET, 7 December 2021, via Zoom
Introduction: Jan Pieter Krahnen (SAFE and Goethe University)
Regulatory Spillovers and Data Governance: Evidence from the GDPR
Stefan Bechtold (ETH Zürich)
Co-authored with Christian Peukert (HEC Lausanne), Tobias Kretschmer (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich), Michail Batikas (ESC Rennes School of Business)
The Missing 'California Effect' in Data Privacy Law
Jens Frankenreiter (Washington University in St. Louis)
Moderation and Closing Remarks: Katja Langenbucher (SAFE and Goethe University)
The „Brussels effect“, just as inter-US the „California effect“, are catchphrases to highlight how an especially strict regulatory standard might be exported globally. The EU General Data Protection Regulation provides one of the paradigm examples in academic debate, often coupled with the claim that the EU regime shapes the world. With the recent Proposal for a Regulation on Artificial Intelligence, the EU Commission, once again, aspires to contribute to global regulation. Against this background, empirical research documenting the existence (or lack) of a Brussels effect is especially interesting.
Our two speakers have each worked on the GDPR, with one of them seeing something of a Brussels effect, the other one more sceptical.
Stefan Bechtold is Professor of Intellectual Property at ETH Zurich. His research interests include intellectual property, Internet, privacy, telecommunications, and antitrust law, law & technology, as well as law & economics. His research has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Comparative Law; Journal of Empirical Legal Studies; Journal of Law, Economics & Organization; Southern California Law Review; Marketing Science; and Communications of the ACM. Stefan Bechtold is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, a board member of the Society for Empirical Legal Studies and an Advisor to the Copyright Project of the American Law Institute. He holds a PhD from the University of Tübingen and a JSM degree from Stanford University. He also was a Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law (2014 & 2022) and the University of Haifa, a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, and spent research visits in Amsterdam, Berkeley, Chicago, Munich, and Singapore.
Jens Frankenreiter is a Visiting Professor at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of business law, contract law, and comparative law. His work draws on methods from economics, statistics, and data science to improve our understanding of contracting, private and public lawmaking, and legal institutions. A particular focus of his work is on the use of large amounts of texts and other forms of big data. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in leading academic journals, among them the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Jens holds a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Before coming to Washington University, he was a Senior Research Fellow at Max Planck Bonn, a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, and a Post-Doc at the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership.