Current project: Internet Governance (Igov2)
The project examines a set of important issues that arise from recent and
ongoing changes to the way in which the DNS of the internet is governed. The
project has two main prongs of research. The first prong critically examines the
ongoing enlargement of the generic Top-Level Domain namespace. The second
prong assesses the relative utility of respectively (i) contractual mechanisms
and (ii) legislative and treaty-based mechanisms for global governance
structures in Internet governance generally, but with focus particularly on the
management and steering of the DNS.
Further details about the Igov2 project.
The focus of my PhD
research was on legal risk management. The ENFORCE project was funded by the Research Council of
Norway. For details please see the ENFORCE website.
The mission of the TrustCoM project, where I led the legal research, was to provide a trust and contract management
framework enabling the definition and secure enactment of collaborative
business processes within Virtual Organisations that are formed
on-demand, self-managing and evolve dynamically, sharing computation,
data, information and knowledge across enterprise boundaries, in order
- tackle collaborative projects that their participants
could not undertake individually or
- collectively offer services to customers that could not be
provided by the individual enterprises.
Legal-IST was an
EC funded project, under the FP6 IST Programme, aimed to support
research in the IST Priority from a legal point of view by studying the
legal implications of current research initiatives and providing
suggestions for relevant implementation strategy.
In Legal-IST my primary focus was on data protection
implications in relation to identity