Digital Society Initiative
Prof. Dr. Florent Thouvenin
Florent Thouvenin is one of the four directors of the Digital Society Initiative and Associate Professor of Information and Communication Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich.
Florent Thouvenin studied at the University of Zurich, where he also received his doctorate and habilitation. He was a research assistant at the ETH and the University of Zurich, practiced as a lawyer in a Zurich commercial law firm and was subsequently Senior Research Fellow in a research project at the University of Zurich and Assistant Professor at the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
His research focuses on copyright and the protection of privacy in the Digital Society. His research focuses on the fundamental question of whether and how privacy and its protection through law and technology must be rethought in the information society. Other ongoing research projects deal with automated decisions, exclusive rights to and access to data, and the increasing personalization of advertising, contracts, and prices.
Florent Thouvenin is Director of the Digital Society Initiative and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) and Associate Fellow at the Collegium Helveticum.