Legal Implications of the Platform Economy Workshop II

16 September 2019

The “Legal Implications of the Platform Economy Workshop II” co-hosted by the CUHK Law, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Faculty of Law, and the City University of Hong Kong School of Law was successfully held on 16 September 2019 at CUHK Graduate Law Centre. This workshop was one of the two events on law and the platform economy funded under the Eurasia-Pacific Uninet (EPU) program in Austria. The Workshop I was held in Danube-University Krems Austria on 24 June 2019, followed by the Workshop II at CUHK.

The Workshop II consists of 3 sessions on “EU Copyright Law and the Platform Economy”, “Competition Law, Intellectual Property, and the Platform Economy”, and “FinTech, Consumer and Personal Data Protection”. Speakers include distinguished researchers from Asia and Europe. CUHK Law professors Sandra Marco Colino, Stuart Hargreaves, Robin Huang, Jyh-An Lee, and PhD student Ms. Songyin Bo respectively spoke on market power in the platform economy, crypto assets, China’s E-Commerce Law, etc. After the workshop, the speakers visited the Customs Exhibition Gallery and Electronic Crime Investigation Centre in the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department to learn about the intellectual property (IP) law enforcement from both legal and technological perspectives.

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