Guarini Colloquium: Regulating Global Digital Corporations

Professors Benedict Kingsbury, Thomas Streinz, and J.H.H. Weiler
Fall 2019
Credits: 2

Global digital corporations (e.g. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Twitter) have played leading roles in shaping the transnational digital order, enabled by light regulation and robust liability protection in the US. Their platforms make rules, and their lobbying has influenced both national regulators and international treaty negotiators especially in the ‘electronic commerce’ and ‘digital trade’ chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the new NAFTA between the US, Mexico, and Canada (USMCA). But these US companies are encountering increasing regulatory pushback, especially in the EU with its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and a different approach prevails in China, the home of several world-leading internet companies (e.g. Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent).

Guest Speaker Sessions, 4:10 - 6:00 pm, Furman Hall, Room 212

Please RSVP to if you are interested in attending (space is limited)

  • Monday, 23 September 2019: Eyal Benvenisti, Cambridge University, An AI for an AI, Toward Algorithmic Checks and Balances
  • Monday, 28 October 2019: Winston Ma, NYU School of Law, China's Digital Silk Road
  • Monday, 4 November 2019: Kate Klonick, St John's University, Inventing Global Governance for Online Speech: The Development of Facebook's Oversight Board
  • Monday, 11 November 2019, Pam Samuelson, UC Berkeley, Platform Liability and 'Digitized Property'