Judge Damjan Kukovec of the General Court of the EU formally launches the book at The City Law School.

By City Press Office (City Press Office), Published

735566Professor of Law and Jean Monnet Chair in Law & Transatlantic Relations, Professor Elaine Fahey, celebrated the launch of her recently published monograph ‘The EU as a Global Digital Actor: Institutionalising Global Data Protection, Trade, and Cybersecurity’ at The City Law School on 29th June 2023.

Professor Muttukrishnan Rajarajan (Director, Institute for Cyber Security in the School of Science and Technology), opened the event as Chair after a welcome from Executive School Dean, Professor Richard Ashcroft.

This was followed by a discussion, beginning with reflections and questions from Damjan Kukovec, Judge of the General Court of the EU; law and international relations perspectives from Professor of Law and Emerging Technologies at Newcastle University, Ben Farrand; regulation and political economy reflections from David Henig, Director of UK Trade Project, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) Brussels; privacy policy considerations from Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Vice President for Global Privacy Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Washing ton DC and Brussels; and finally, EU legislative proposals, from the perspective of the European Parliament from Joseph Dunne, Director, European Parliament Liaison Office, Washington DC.

Theoretical and empirical approaches at play

Judge Damjan Kukovec of the General Court of the EU formally launched the book, which examines the advancement of EU global data flows and digital trade through the framework of European institutionalisation.

Drawing on case studies of EU-US, EU-Japan and EU-China relations, it charts the theoretical and empirical approaches at play and illustrates how the EU has pioneered high standards in data flows; the book also demonstrates how it engages in significant digital trade reforms, committed to those standards.

To read more about Professor Fahey’s book, published by Hart Publishing in September 2022, please visit this weblink.