Jeremy Malcolm: Digital Trade and Democracy

Jeremy Malcolm: Digital Trade and Democracy

Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Noon | UC Davis School of Law, Room 1303 | Lunch Provided

As technology and services have assumed a more important place in modern trade agreements, the emphasis of such agreements has changed from addressing tariffs and quotas to addressing “behind the border” regulatory issues such as data flows. But trade negotiation processes have not kept pace with the public’s expectation that these issues be addressed in a transparent and consultative manner, creating a crisis of legitimacy that casts a shadow over several trade agreements currently under negotiation.

​​Jeremy Malcolm, Senior Global Policy Analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation, works on the international dimensions of issues such as intellectual property, network neutrality, internet governance, and trade. Jeremy received his Ph.D. in Law from Murdoch University in 2008 and is admitted to the bars of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, High Court of Australia, and Appellate Division of New York. He is the founder of Best Bits, a civil society network on internet governance and rights.