Cross-border flow of personal data: globalized Internet and fragmented (inter)national regulations

Cross-border flow of personal data: globalized Internet and fragmented (inter)national regulations Personal data is the fuel of the digital economy. However, in the globalised world of personal data being used over the Internet, there is a lack of harmonized international governance mechanisms. A typical example is the ideological, legal and functional divergence in data regulations …

Private International Law and Intellectual Property: the ILA Kyoto Guidelines

Private International Law and Intellectual Property: the ILA Kyoto Guidelines In 2020, the 79th Conference of the International Law Association passed the Resolution 6/2020 and adopted the Guidelines on Intellectual Property and Private International Law (‘Kyoto Guidelines’). The Guidelines are part of international efforts to establish a cooperative global system for jurisdiction, choice of law, …

Unilateralism in (International) Economic Law: the Case of Special Economic Zones

Unilateralism in (International) Economic Law: the Case of Special Economic Zones The international economic regime has entered a new phase of reassertion of sovereignty by States. This phase is especially prominent amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While States continue to show respect for the values of international (economic) law, the institutionalization of these values has devolved …

Artificial Intelligence and Global Trade Governance: A Pluralist Agenda

Artificial Intelligence and Global Trade Governance: A Pluralist Agenda This article is the first of its kind to map out imminent challenges facing the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the emergence of artificial intelligence. It does so by examining critically AI’s normative implications for four issue areas—robot lawyers, automated driving systems, computer-generated works, and automated …

Digital trade and digital sovereignty: Navigating best practice for cross border data transfers

Digital trade and digital sovereignty: Navigating best practice for cross border data transfers This talk aims to explore the challenges of privacy and security protection when Australian companies outsource personal and commercial data from Australia to technology service providers in India, China and other countries. The traditional jurisdiction rule is based upon geographical domains that …

China-Australia FTA after COVID-19: Tariff to Technology

China-Australia FTA after COVID-19: Tariff to Technology This event focuses on legal issues regarding both the classical and the new model when exporting Australian products to China. Classical trade liberalisation is driven by manufacturers and governments. This is because the existing global value chain is largely based on the comparative advantage of production, and WTO …

National Security Law of Hong Kong: Legal and Social Implications

National Security Law of Hong Kong: Legal and Social Implications Presented by the China Studies Centre in partnership with the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law and the Media@Sydney Seminar Series at the University of Sydney. On July the 1st, 1997, the sovereignty of Hong Kong was reverted to China on the model of “one country, two systems,” guaranteed by …

Beyond the Pandemic: New Frontiers in Asia-Pacific International Dispute Resolution

Beyond the Pandemic: New Frontiers in Asia-Pacific International Dispute Resolution What are the current and potential repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, for international dispute resolution especially in the Asia-Pacific region? What are the impacts on regional supply chains and FDI? Will foreign investors really be able to bring many ISDS claims under investment treaties against …

Privacy, Technology and Crisis Response: Case Studies from Australia, Singapore, Mainland China and Hong Kong

Privacy, Technology and Crisis Response: Case Studies from Australia, Singapore, Mainland China and Hong Kong This event seeks to compare legal perspectives on the experience of technology, privacy, and COVID-19 crisis response in Australia, Singapore, Mainland China and Hong Kong, which are not typically considered together. By comparatively exploring the legal frameworks for the COVIDsafe …

Fintech, Consumer Right, and Cross-Border Regulations in China and Australia

Fintech, Consumer Right, and Cross-Border Regulations in China and Australia   The rapid growth of the Fintech industry, commonly referred as ‘Internet finance’, poses great challenges to financial regulatory authorities in China and Australia. The Chinese government has shifted from a wait-and-see strategy to a whack-a-mole game, imposed strict Internet finance regulation, and enhanced consumer …