The Governance of Big Data in Trade Agreements (NRP 75)

DURATION OF THE PROJECT:  May 2017 - August 2021

Regulating Big Data across borders poses a dilemma. On the one hand, this type of regulation challenges the sovereignty of states. On the other hand, it may constitute a significant barrier to free trade and impede the growth of the digital economy. Solving this dilemma involves difficult political choices. Decision-makers must have the necessary information and a profound understanding of the big picture to balance the trade-offs. Trade rules form an important part of this picture and the project "The Governance of Big Data in Trade Agreements: Design, Diffusion and Implications" was dedicated to exploring their application.



The project entailed a sucessfully held conference "Big Data and Global Trade Law", which took place on the 16th and 17th of November 2018 in Lucerne.

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Project Leader: Prof. Dr. Mira Burri; Co-Leader: Prof. Dr. Manfred Elsig

Post-doctoral Fellow:  Dr. Rodrigo Polanco

Doctoral Fellow: MLaw Rahel Schär; Sebastian Klotz