21 Jun 2018
Geneva, Switzerland


[Update] A report of the event, prepared by the University of Geneva, is available. Download in PDF format.

The Geneva Cybersecurity Law & Policy Conference will be held on 21 June 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event, organised in the framework of a research project between the University of Geneva and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will be held under the theme 'What civil liability for cyber-attacks'. 

Discussions will revolve around legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity. The programme is built around the following main themes:

  • Civil liability for cyber-attacks: Selected issues and challenges
    • Cybersecurity damages and private law, interactions between civil and criminal liability for crimes, insurance against cyber-attacks, cybersecurity liability, the economics of cybersecurity.
  • Data Protection and cybersecurity breaches: What risks of liability?
    • Swiss, Israeli, and EU perspectives
  • Risk management: What standard of care for victims of cyber-attacks?
    • Risk mitigation and management strategies, standards in the banking and financial industry, regulating autonomous cars, standards in the software industry.
  • The future of cybersecurity: Artificial intelligence and other challenges.

For more information, visit the event webpage.

The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM and the Canton of Geneva

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