Yaniv Benhamou

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, attorney at law
Member of the Board of Directors

yaniv.benhamou [at] unige.ch

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Presentation

Yaniv Benhamou (associate professor of digital law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva) is specialized in data protection, intellectual property, art law, Internet law and technologies (including Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Humanities). He has completed several research stays, including at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (2018), the Centre for Media and Communications Law (CMCL) at Melbourne Law School (2016) and the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich (2006).

Since 2015, he co-organizes with Prof. Jacques de Werra the Intellectual Property Law Day, the WIPO-UNIGE Summer School on Intellectual Property, and the Digital Law Summer School. Since 2018, he has been mandated as an international expert by WIPO for copyright and museums issues, including author of the Report on Copyright Practices and Challenges of Museums, as well as for Big Data and Intellectual Property. He has also co-directed a research project on the Digitization of Museum Collections.

Since 2019, he teaches a course on Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Economy for the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) and is in charge of several institutional missions related to the digital transformation of the University as a member of the Bureau of Digital Transformation (BTN) at the Rectorate. He advises public authorities on cybersecurity and is active in the Swiss Digital Initiative as a member of the Academic Expert Group for the establishment of a label to promote ethics in the digital world (Swiss Digital Trust Label), alongside experts from the EPFL and EPFZ.

Parallel to his academic activities, he is an Of Counsel in a law firm in Geneva and a member of the Commission on Innovations and Modernization of the Bar (CIMBAR). He is also active in the field of culture. In particular, he was assistant curator of the exhibition Controversies: an ethical and legal history of photography organized by the Musée de l'Elysée de Lausanne (Prix Artcurial best contemporary art book 2008), co-founded Artists Rights, pro bono legal advice to artists (i.e. volunteer lawyers for the arts in collaboration with lab-of-arts and rosabrux) and regularly teaches copyright law to museums in the framework of the legal training of AMS (Association of Swiss Museums). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Art Law and a member of the Standing Committee for Legal Affairs of ICOM International (International Council of Museums).

Associated activities

Event
10 December 2021

Les Futurs Fantastiques - BnF

Event
21 September 2021

2021 Creative Commons Summit

Event
16 September 2021

AI Tech & Policy Talks

Education
21 June - 02 July 2021

Digital Law Summer School

Education
23 April - 13 November 2021

CAS Digital Finance Law

Event
8 March 2021

C4DT DIGITAL ID WEEK

Research
1 October 2020

Projet Smart Contract

Related publications

Big Data and the Law: a holistic analysis based on a three-step approach - Mapping property-like rights, their exceptions and...

Yaniv Benhamou, Big Data and the Law: a holistic analysis based on a three-step approach - Mapping property-like rights, their exceptions and licensing practices. In: Revue suisse de droit des affaires et du marché financier, 2020, n° 4, p. 393-418.

Le casse-tête de la modération des réseaux sociaux

Avis du Prof. Yaniv Benhamou dans «Le casse-tête de la modération des réseaux sociaux», par Ophélie Surcouf, Heidi News

Big Data and the Law: a holistic analysis based on a three-step approach - Mapping property-like rights, their exceptions and...

Yaniv Benhamou, Big Data and the Law: a holistic analysis based on a three-step approach - Mapping property-like rights, their exceptions and licensing practices. In: Revue suisse de droit des affaires et du marché financier, 2020, n° 4, p. 393-418.

Le casse-tête de la modération des réseaux sociaux

Avis du Prof. Yaniv Benhamou dans «Le casse-tête de la modération des réseaux sociaux», par Ophélie Surcouf, Heidi News

Souveraineté numérique et altruisme des données (« Data Altruism ») : proposition UE de « Data Governance Act »

Yaniv Benhamou, swissprivacy.law.

Souveraineté numérique et altruisme des données (« Data Altruism ») : proposition UE de « Data Governance Act »

Yaniv Benhamou, swissprivacy.law.