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

Education
20 June - 01 July 2022

Digital Law Summer School Online

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
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

Digitization of GLAM Collections and Copyright: Policy Paper

Yaniv Benhamou / Justine Ferland, Digitization of GLAM Collections and Copyright: Policy Paper, GRUR International, Volume 71, Issue 5, May 2022, Pages 403–421.

Digitization of GLAM Collections and Copyright: Policy Paper

Yaniv Benhamou / Justine Ferland, Digitization of GLAM Collections and Copyright: Policy Paper, GRUR International, Volume 71, Issue 5, May 2022, Pages 403–421.

Procédure de consultation relative à l'obligation de signaler les cyberattaques pour les infrastructures critiques

Yaniv Benhamou / Jacques de Werra / Louise Wang / Digital Law Center - Procédure de consultation relative à l'obligation de signaler les cyberattaques pour les infrastructures critiques - prise de position 

Procédure de consultation relative à l'obligation de signaler les cyberattaques pour les infrastructures critiques

Yaniv Benhamou / Jacques de Werra / Louise Wang / Digital Law Center - Procédure de consultation relative à l'obligation de signaler les cyberattaques pour les infrastructures critiques - prise de position 

Etude sur le statut et la rémunération des artistes et acteurs culturels: analyse juridique et pistes de solutions
  Yaniv Benhamou, Etude sur le statut et la rémunération des artistes et acteurs culturels: analyse juridique et pistes de solutions, dont le portage salarial. 2022
Etude sur le statut et la rémunération des artistes et acteurs culturels: analyse juridique et pistes de solutions
  Yaniv Benhamou, Etude sur le statut et la rémunération des artistes et acteurs culturels: analyse juridique et pistes de solutions, dont le portage salarial. 2022