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Law and Change: Smart Cities, Platform Economy and the Vulnerable

Date: 8 March 2022

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 UK time | 10.30 - 12.30 CET

Venue: Online

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Law and Change Series

The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with the Center for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG) of the Singapore Management University on a series of webinars on 'Law and Change'. Law and Change is a series designed by Prof. Eva Lein and Prof. Mark Findlay to discuss how global crises are changing law and how law and legal services can assist in the orderly management of global change.

Event Details

This event will be held jointly with the University of Lausanne  and will be looking at the topic of Smart Cities, Platform Economy and how to protect the vulnerable.

Recently, courts reasserted the much-undermined employer/employee relationship between gig workers and platform providers. The days when disruptive economies challenged the fundamental protections of conventional employment law may be numbered. But where do the platforms not turn to exploit profit? Data produced by service providers and customers, much of which is harvested and marketised without their knowledge, creates wealth for the platforms and headaches for personal data protection. Recently some nation states have advanced laws and regulations to try and limit data re-used to public good. But this has had little impact on the lucrative secondary data trade. Is it time to discuss current developments, but also to rethink data ownership, data rights and sovereignty against new responsible access frames like digital self-determination.

Join in the conversation @BIICL #lawandchange #smartcities #platformeconomy


Prof. Eva Lein, UNIL / Director of the Centre of Comparative Law of BIICL

Prof. Mark Findlay, Director of the CAIDG Singapore Management University


  • Sheryn Omeri, Cloisters Chambers
  • Jacob Turner, Fountain Court Chambers
  • Prof. Mark Findlay, Director of the CAIDG Singapore Management University
  • Mabel Choo, CAIDG Singapore Management University


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