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Email

ck429@cam.ac.uk

Affiliated Lecturer

Interests

EU and global data protection law; EU law; fundamental rights law; public international law; private international law

CV / Biography

I live in Brussels, Belgium. I am professor of law and co-chair of the Brussels Privacy Hub at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels. I am also an associate professor in the Law Faculty of the University of Copenhagen, and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Law of the London School of Economics.

I am also Senior Privacy Counsel in the Brussels office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. I previously founded and led the European data protection law practice at Hunton & Williams in Brussels, and also worked at the law firms of Morrison & Foerster (Brussels) and Gleiss Lutz (Stuttgart and Frankfurt).

I am editor-in-chief of the law journal 'International Data Privacy Law' published by Oxford University Press.

I hold a doctorate in law from Tilburg University (the Netherlands), an LL.M. from New York University (NYU), a US law degree (J.D.) from Notre Dame Law School, and a B.A. from Lawrence University. I have been a visiting fellow at the Centre for International Legal Studies and at Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge, and at the Oxford Internet Institute.

In July 2016 I taught a specialized course at the summer school on the law of the European Union of the Academy of European Law at the European University Institute in Florence. The course was entitled "The Future of the Internet and the Global Reach of EU Law in the Context of Online Data Protection and Internet Governance". The text of the course will be published in the Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law.

In July 2015 I taught a special course in the private international law section of the summer session of the Hague Academy of International Law. The course was entitled "Data Protection Law and International Commercial Arbitration", and was presented together with Daniel Cooper. The text of the course will be published in the Recueil des Cours/Collected Courses of the Hague Academy.

I have been active in international organizations such as the Council of Europe, the OECD, and UNCITRAL, and in various expert groups of the European Commission. I was chair for ten years of the Task Force on Privacy and the Protection of Personal Data of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

On 26 June, 2015 I was awarded the "Best Consumer Supporter" award and medal by the Consumer Affairs Agency of the government of Japan. In June 2010 I was awarded the Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing of the Burton Foundation for my article "Onward Transfer of Personal Data Under the U.S. Safe Harbor Framework," Bloomberg BNA's Privacy & Security Law Report, August 17, 2009.

I am also a member of the EU-US Privacy Bridges Group; the Data Privacy Advisory Group of UN Global Pulse; the Advisory Board of BNA's Privacy and Security Law Report; the editorial board of the German legal journal "Multimedia und Recht" (Verlag C.H. Beck); the academic advisory board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit (German Society for Data Protection and Data Security); and the editorial board of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology (Oxford University Press).

Further information is available at my personal web site www.kuner.com.

Publications

 

Books

"Transborder Data Flows and Data Privacy Law" (Oxford University Press)

Editor's Name:
978-0-19-967461-9
Published:
Jan 2013
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

"European Data Protection Law: Corporate Compliance and Regulation" (Oxford University Press) 2nd Edition

Editor's Name:
978-0-19-928385-9
Published:
Jan 2007
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

"European Data Privacy Law and Online Business" (Oxford University Press)

Published:
Jan 2003
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

"Internet Marketplaces: The Law of Auctions and Exchanges Online" (Oxford University Press)

Co-Author/s:
Prof. Christina Ramberg
Published:
Jan 2002
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

"Internet für Juristen" (Verlag C.H. Beck)

Published:
Jan 1996
Publisher:
Verlag C.H. Beck

Articles

"Extraterritoriality and regulation of international data transfers in EU data protection law" (2015) International Data Privacy Law 235

Citation:
(2015) International Data Privacy Law 235
Published:
Jan 2016
DOI:
10.1093/idpl/ipv019

"Google Spain in the EU and international context" 22 Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 158-164 (2015)

Citation:
22 Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 158-164 (2015)
Published:
Apr 2015

"Data nationalism and its discontents" 64 Emory Law Journal Online 2089 (2015)

Citation:
64 Emory Law Journal Online 2089 (2015)
Published:
Mar 2015

"The European Union and the Search for an International Data Protection Framework" vol. 2., no. 2 Groningen Journal of International Law 55 (2014)

Citation:
vol. 2., no. 2 Groningen Journal of International Law 55 (2014)
Published:
Jan 2014

"The Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation Two Years Later" BNA Privacy and Security Law Report (2014) January 6 2014, page 1

Co-Author/s:
Anna Pateraki and Cédric Burton
Citation:
BNA Privacy and Security Law Report (2014) January 6 2014, page 1
Published:
Jan 2014

"The Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation One Year Later: the Albrecht Report" BNA Bloomberg Privacy and Security Law Report (2013) January 21 2013, page 1

Co-Author/s:
Anna Pateraki and Cédric Burton
Citation:
BNA Bloomberg Privacy and Security Law Report (2013) January 21 2013, page 1
Published:
Jan 2013

"The European Commission’s Proposed Data Protection Regulation: A Copernican Revolution in European Data Protection Law" BNA Bloomberg Privacy and Security Law Report (2012) February 6 2012, page 1

Citation:
BNA Bloomberg Privacy and Security Law Report (2012) February 6 2012, page 1
Published:
Jan 2012

"The New EU Standard Contractual Clauses for International Data Transfers to Data Processors" 2010 BNA Privacy & Security Law Reporter, April 19, 2010, p. 1

Citation:
2010 BNA Privacy & Security Law Reporter, April 19, 2010, p. 1
Published:
Jan 2010

"Data Protection Law and International Jurisdiction on the Internet (Part 1)" 18 International Journal of Law and Information Technology (2010) 18(2) 176

Citation:
18 International Journal of Law and Information Technology (2010) 18(2) 176
Published:
Jan 2010

"Data Protection Law and International Jurisdiction on the Internet (Part 2)" 18 International Journal of Law and Information Technology (2010) 18(3) 227

Citation:
18 International Journal of Law and Information Technology (2010) 18(3) 227
Published:
Jan 2010

"Onward Transfers of Personal Data under the US Safe Harbor Framework" 2009 BNA Privacy & Security Law Reporter, August 17, 2009, p. 1

Citation:
2009 BNA Privacy & Security Law Reporter, August 17, 2009, p. 1
Published:
Jan 2009

"Membership in the U.S. Safe Harbor Program by Data Processors" 2008 BNA Privacy & Security Law Reporter, May 12, 2008, p. 723

Citation:
2008 BNA Privacy & Security Law Reporter, May 12, 2008, p. 723
Published:
Jan 2008

"Data Protection and Rights Protection on the Internet: The Promusicae Judgment of the European Court of Justice" 2008 European Intellectual Property Review, p. 199

Citation:
2008 European Intellectual Property Review, p. 199
Published:
Jan 2008

"Proportionality in European Data Protection Law and its Importance for Data Processing by Companies" 2008 BNA Privacy & Security Law Reporter, November 10, 2008, p. 1615

Citation:
2008 BNA Privacy & Security Law Reporter, November 10, 2008, p. 1615
Published:
Jan 2008

"An International Legal Framework for Data Protection: Issues and Prospects" (2009) 25 Computer Law and Security Review, p. 307

Citation:
(2009) 25 Computer Law and Security Review, p. 307
Published:
Jan 2007

"The E.U. Alternative Standard Contractual Clauses for International Data Transfers" BNA World Data Protection Reporter, February 2005, p. 17

Citation:
BNA World Data Protection Reporter, February 2005, p. 17
Published:
Jan 2005

"Privacy, Security and Transparency: Challenges for Data Protection Law in a New Europe" (2005) 16 European Business Law Review, p. 1

Citation:
(2005) 16 European Business Law Review, p. 1
Published:
Jan 2005

"Die alternativen Standardvertragsklauseln der EU für internationale Datenübermittlungen" 2005 Recht der Datenverarbeitung 193

Co-Author/s:
Dr. Jörg Hladjk
Citation:
2005 Recht der Datenverarbeitung 193
Published:
Jan 2005

"Beyond Safe Harbor: European Data Protection Law and Electronic Commerce" 35 International Lawyer 79 (2001)

Citation:
35 International Lawyer 79 (2001)
Published:
Jan 2001

"Written Signature Requirements and Electronic Authentication: A Comparative Perspective" 1999 EDI Law Review 143

Co-Author/s:
Anja Miedbrodt
Citation:
1999 EDI Law Review 143
Published:
Jan 1999

"Dispute Resolution in International Electronic Commerce" 1997 Journal of International Arbitration 5

Co-Author/s:
Michael Schneider
Citation:
1997 Journal of International Arbitration 5
Published:
Jan 1997

"Internationale Zuständigkeitskonflikte im Internet" 1996 Computer und Recht 453

Citation:
1996 Computer und Recht 453
Published:
Jan 1996

"Die neuen WIPO-Schiedsregeln" 1995 Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 965

Citation:
1995 Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 965
Published:
Jan 1995

"The New Arbitration Rules of the China International Economic Trade and Arbitration Commission" 1995 Arbitration International 183

Co-Author/s:
Rong R. Yan
Citation:
1995 Arbitration International 183
Published:
Jan 1995

"Die neuen internationalen Handelsschiedsgesetze der US-amerikanischen Einzelstaaten" 1994 Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 368-370

Citation:
1994 Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 368-370
Published:
Jan 1994

"Securing Claims in the United States under the Uniform Commercial Code: A Guide for Foreign Sellers and Suppliers" 22 International Business Lawyer 444-449 (1994)

Citation:
22 International Business Lawyer 444-449 (1994)
Published:
Jan 1994

"Zur völkerrechtswidrigen Entführung nach US-amerikansichem Recht/Die Alvarez-Machain-Entscheidung des US Supreme Court" 1993 Europäische Grundrechte Zeitschrift 1-5

Citation:
1993 Europäische Grundrechte Zeitschrift 1-5
Published:
Jan 1993

"Fremdwährungsurteile in New York" 1992 Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 473-74

Citation:
1992 Recht der internationalen Wirtschaft 473-74
Published:
Jan 1992

"Personal Jurisdiction Based on the Presence of Property in German Law" 5 Transnational Lawyer 691-723 (1992)

Citation:
5 Transnational Lawyer 691-723 (1992)
Published:
Jan 1992

"Interpretation of Multilingual Treaties: Comparison of Texts versus the Presumption of Similar Meaning" 40 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 953-64 (1991)

Citation:
40 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 953-64 (1991)
Published:
Jan 1991

"The Public Policy Exception to the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in the United States and West Germany under the New York Convention" 7 Journal of International Arbitration 71-91

Citation:
7 Journal of International Arbitration 71-91
Published:
Jan 1990

Book Chapters

"The Court of Justice of the EU Judgment on Data Protection and Internet Search Engines: Current Issues and Future Challenges" in (Ed), Protecting Privacy in Private International and Procedural Law and by Data Protection (Ashgate/Nomos), pp. 19-55

"The Court of Justice of the EU Judgment on Data Protection and Internet Search Engines: Current Issues and Future Challenges" in Hielke Hijmans and Herke Kranenborg, Data Protection Anno 2014: How to Restore Trust? (intersentia) (Ed), pp. 213-224

Publisher:
intersentia
Pages:
213-224
Published Date:
Jan 2014
Co-Author/s:
Hielke Hijmans and Herke Kranenborg

"The Role of Private Lawyers in the Data Protection World" in Serge Gutwirth et al., Data Protection in a Profiled World (Springer) (Ed)

Publisher:
Springer
Published Date:
Jan 2010
Co-Author/s:
Serge Gutwirth et al.

"Commentary on Articles 6, 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23 of the EU Directive on Electronic Commerce" in Alfred Büllesbach, Yves Poullet, and Corien Prins, Concise European IT Law (Kluwer) (Ed)

Publisher:
Kluwer
Published Date:
Jan 2010
Co-Author/s:
Alfred Büllesbach, Yves Poullet, and Corien Prins

"Commentary on Articles 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 of the Convention" in Wolfgang Kilian and Amelia Boss, The UNCITRAL Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (Kluwer) (Ed)

"Recht der Datenverschlüsselung im Internet" in Thomas Hoeren and Ulrich Sieber, Multimediarecht (Verlag C.H. Beck) (Ed)

Publisher:
Verlag C.H. Beck
Published Date:
Jan 1999
Co-Author/s:
Thomas Hoeren and Ulrich Sieber

Book Reviews

Book Review, "Der Vertrag: wie ich über die deutsche Einheit verhandelte" (by Wolfgang Schäuble) 87 American Journal of International Law 188-89 (1993)

Published:
Jan 1993

Reports

Regulation of Transborder Data Flows under Data Protection and Privacy Law: Past, Present, and Future

Published:
Oct 2010
Reference Number:
OECD Digital Economy Papers No. 187
Body / Institution:
OECD

Study on Online Copyright Enforcement and Data Protection in Selected Member States

Co-Author/s:
Cedric Burton, Dr. Joerg Hladjk, Olivier Proust
Published:
Nov 2009
Body / Institution:
DG Internal Market, European Commission

Report on Compliance with, and Enforcement of, Privacy Protection Online

Published:
Feb 2003
Reference Number:
DSTI/ICCP/REG(2002)5/FINAL
Body / Institution:
OECD