Data, Human Groups, and Norms: An Exchange on International Law and the Datasphere

ASIL’s International Law & Technology Interest Group
June 30, 2022

Global, multistakeholder and cross-sectoral debate on data is needed to bring nuance and common understanding to the opportunities and challenges that arise when dealing with our interconnected Datasphere. This roundtable brought together legal practitioners and data policy experts to discuss:

(1) Cross-border data challenges for both personal and non personal data and how the concepts “Data Sovereignty” and “Free Flow of Data” are leading to polarization and lack of trust.

(2) The current data governance ecosystem as presented in the Datasphere Initiative’s first flagship report “The Datasphere Governance Atlas”.

(3) The role that international law can play in generating agile frameworks and regulatory sandboxes to help responsibly unlock the value of data for all and move the international community in the direction of a collaboratively governed Datasphere.

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Tim Davies

Research Director, Connected by Data and Senior Fellow, Datasphere Initiative

Tracy Sinkamba Faustin

International Research & Project Management Coordinator, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

Bertrand de La Chapelle

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and Chief Vision Officer, Datasphere Initiative

Asaf Lubin

Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Carolina Rossini

Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer, Datasphere Initiative

Francesco Vogelezang

Policy Analyst, Open Future

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