CUHK LAW CLINDS’s 12th Law & Digital Society Seminar – ‘Governance and Digital Society’
21 Sep 2023
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Mixed Mode: Graduate Law Centre 2/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong & Online (Zoom)
Prof. Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization, Columbia Law School
Mr. Danny Kan, Head of Legal and Compliance, Ping An Global Voyager Fund
Ms Stephanie Siu, Director of Strategic Development and Legal Counsel of eBrevia, DFIN
This one-hour round table discussion will consider the important question of governance in digital society. Many of those who have enthusiastically engaged in the digital world have done so because it was often claimed to be outside of centralised control and regulation by governments or international institutions. However, in the wake of concerns about privacy, crime, crypto collapses and geo-political power struggles, the digital world is facing governance from outside and in. Externally, governments and international institutions are promoting regulation of FinTech, artificial intelligence and the crypto world. Internally, digital citizens emphasise peer-to-peer regulation and governance, as evidenced by DAOs (decentralised autonomous organisations) and all blockchain-based ventures. Our participants will discuss the need for governance in digital society- in particular noting the problems that have already arisen in the digital world, the response of governments and digital citizens, and the likely future development of governance internally and externally for digital society.
CPD credits are available upon application and subject to accreditation by the Law Society of Hong Kong (currently pending).