Internet Platforms, GDPR and Intellectual Property Enforcement

You will find below information on the new edition of the CEIPI advanced training program on “Internet Platforms, GDPR and Intellectual Property Enforcement” The training program has taken place in Strasbourg from 6 to 8 December 2018.

As a lawyer, entrepreneur, or policy maker working at the forefront of Internet and technology industry, you must know how web-based and mobile technologies can be protected, which obligations apply to access providers and communications platforms like Google, Twitter and Facebook, and whether and when they are liable for their users’ online activities. These are critical emerging issues for online businesses and key factors that affect innovation.

This training program has explored legal, policy and ethical issues facing online businesses and intermediaries from a national and international perspective. In this course, the participants have learnt about novel issues of Internet jurisdiction and innovation regulation. The course will discuss the legal framework, case law and enforcement strategies dealing with intermediate liability for copyright, trademark, and privacy infringement, including a broader overview of data protection obligations emerging under the newly enacted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It has provided key notions regarding patentability, protection and business strategies related to web-based and mobile technology. Also, this course has been focused on the role of Internet platforms and service providers in moderating the speech they carry for customers, including obligations and liabilities for defamation, hate and dangerous speech.

The training program has payed great attention to online platforms’ regulation within the GDPR and the upcoming Digital Single Market (DSM) reform package in Europe. It has exposed participants to most recent caselaw from European and other international courts, while providing state-of-the-art understanding of the legal aspects of Internet technology and recent intermediary liability trends online.

This training program would gather together media, creative economies, and high-tech professionals and entrepreneurs, lawyers, policy makers, judges, and students.

For more detailed information regarding the training, please see the program here.

Another session will take place in 2019.

For further information, please contact Ms. Isabelle Mahoudeau for administrative questions/registration imahoudeau@ceipi.edu or Mr. Giancarlo Frosio for questions related to the academic content of the program, gcfrosio@ceipi.edu.

Deadline for enrolment: 16 November 2018.


A new advanced training program “Intellectual Property, Intermediary Liability and Online Platforms’ Regulation”, organized by CEIPI was held in Strasbourg from 7 to 9 December 2017.

As a lawyer, entrepreneur, or policy maker working at the forefront of Internet and technology industry, you must know whether and when access providers and communications platforms like Google, Twitter and Facebook are liable for their users’ online activities. This is one of the most relevant emerging issue for online businesses and a key factor that affects innovation and free speech.

This training program will explore legal, policy and ethical issues facing online intermediaries from a national and international perspective.  In this course, the participants will learn about novel issues of Internet jurisdiction and innovation regulation. The course will discuss the legal framework, case law and enforcement strategies dealing with intermediate liability for copyright, trademark, and privacy (right to be forgotten) infringement. Also, this course focuses on the role of Internet platforms and service providers in moderating the speech they carry for customers, including obligations and liabilities for defamation, hate and dangerous speech.

The training program will pay great attention to online platforms’ regulation within the upcoming Digital Single Market (DSM) reform package in Europe. It will expose participants to most recent caselaw from European and other international courts, while providing state-of-the-art understanding of recent and upcoming intermediary liability trends online.

This training program would gather together media, creative economies, and high-tech professionals and entrepreneurs, lawyers, policy makers, judges, and students.

For more detailed information regarding the training, please click here for the program.