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Back to Back: Unveiling the Global Battle for Digital Regulation and the EU's Influence

Updated: Sep 16, 2023

Workshops with Anu Bradford at The University of Hong Kong

Anu Bradford, a Columbia Law professor, explores the global battle for digital regulation in her books 'Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology' and 'The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World'. In 'Digital Empires'.

In her latest book 'Digital Empires', Bradford probes into the competition between the US, China, and the EU as they race to regulate tech companies and expand their sphere of influence in the digital world. She examines the three competing regulatory approaches of the American market-driven model, the Chinese state-driven model, and the European rights-driven regulatory model, and discusses how governments and tech companies navigate the conflicts that arise.

Meanwhile, in 'The Brussels Effect', Bradford argues that despite the EU's perceived decline, it remains an influential superpower that shapes the world in its image through the promulgation of regulations that elevate standards worldwide and lead to a notable Europeanization of many important aspects of global commerce. Both books shed light on the choices we face as societies and individuals in the midst of these unfolding regulatory battles and their immense stakes for everyone who uses digital technologies.

These back-to-back workshops, hosted by the University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law's Philip K.H. Wong Centre for Chinese Law (黃乾亨中國法研究中心), will be chaired respectively by Kerry Holdings Professor in Law Douglas Arner and Dr. Giuliano Castellano of HKU Law. They will be joined by HKU Professor Haochen Sun, Dr. Jedidiah Kroncke, and Dr. Ying Zhu.

Join them through the links below.

Info - 18 Sep (In-Person at HKU) 'Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology' Workshop
Info - 21 Sep (In-Person at HKU) 'The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World' Workshop


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