[csaa-forum] Swinburne CTI/Law seminar: Regulating online platforms - Dr Orla Lynskey, LSE - Thurs 18 Feb

Angela Daly angelacdaly at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 15:01:59 ACST 2016

*Date:* Thursday 18 February 2016 *Time:* 5:30PM to 6:30PM *Venue: * Moot
Court, TD120, Hawthorn Campus *Cost:*Free

Discuss the economic case for online platform regulation from AirBNB to
Uber. *Join* Assistant Professor Orla Lynskey from the London School of
Economics in the latest Centre for Transformative Innovation and Law School
Research Seminar held in the Swinburne Moot Court (TD120).
Regulating online platforms: From AirBNB to Uber

Definitions of an online ‘platform’ is the first stumbling block in the
regulation of online platforms. No coherent definition of this concept
The economic case for platform regulation

Orla suggests that the economic evidence to support regulation is
inconclusive. Parallels may be drawn between this debate and previous
discussions on mandated access regimes in network industries.

This seminar will discuss the grounds on which regulatory intervention may
be justified, drawing on internet gatekeeper theory. Orla will present an
assessment about whether online platform issues might be better tackled
through a wider regulatory framework, rather than through technology
specific regulation.
About the speaker

Orla Lynskey is an Assistant Professor of Law at the London School of
Economics. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of data
protection, technology regulation, digital rights and EU law. She holds a
PhD from the University of Cambridge. Orla’s PhD research focused on the
Foundations of EU Data Protection Law, and recently has been published by
OUP. She is an editor of International Data Privacy Law (OUP) and the
European Law Blog, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the European
Data Protection Law Review.
*This research seminar is brought to you by the Law School
and Centre for Transformative Innovation
Join our monthly seminar series usually held on a Thursday, 12pm-1pm, check
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