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cognitio 2020/1

Chieh-Jan (Simon) Sun

Cambridge Analytica: A Property-Based Solution

The 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed the concern that current privacy regulation is not sufficient to regulate data. In response, this paper proposes a property-based solution, arguing that only by recognizing the property right toward data, a more comprehensive regulatory system can be established. Concerning the current development of the information society, property rights should be granted toward Data Analytical Products and databases. Thus, as a new data regulation covering the two new types of data property will be constructed, the data-driven economy can be regulated and consumer privacy can be protected. 

Philipp Schwarz

Street Photography and the Right to Privacy
The Tension Between Freedom of Artistic Expression and an Individual’s Right to Privacy in the USA

The Right to Privacy was introduced to shield individuals from unduly intrusions of their privacy. Taken at glance value, Street Photography might be construed to constitute such intrusion. However, First Amendment considerations must be read into the Right to Privacy. This article analyzes the tension between the freedom of artistic expression on the one hand and an individual’s Right to Privacy on the other.

Hai Du

Gender as A Spectrum in the Binary – or Ternary – World
A Revisit to the 1629 Hall Case

The separation of sex and gender poses an inherent conflict between the necessity for legislation to not diminish biological sex differences, and the freedom of an individual to self-identify as wherever in the gender spectrum. Gender «X» is a trending compromise of this conflict. This paper revisits an old case in colonial America to illustrate the significances and limits of adding «X» as a third gender option.

cognitio 2019/1

Lubomir Canter

Le conservatisme de la protection des données face à la révolution blockchain

La blockchain est une révolution et possède de domaines d’application multiples. Néanmoins la blockchain pose de grands défis à la protection des données du fait de sa structure même. Ces incompatibilités nuiront-elles au développement de la blockchain? Ou la blockchain échappe-t-elle au champ réglementaire de la protection des données?

cognitio 2018/1

 Sandra Achermann

Verletzt das Erfassen säumiger Prämienzahlender auf «schwarzen Listen» Grundrechte?

Krankenversicherungen können Versicherte, die ihre Krankenkassenprämien oder Kostenbeteiligungen nicht bezahlen, auf «schwarze Listen» setzen (Art. 64a Abs. 7 KVG). Versicherte, die auf einer «schwarzen Liste» erfasst sind, erhalten damit faktisch nur noch medizinische Notfallbehandlungen. Der vorliegende Beitrag befasst sich mit der Frage, ob diese Regelung grundrechtskonform ist. Des Weiteren analysiert die Autorin den Notfallbegriff und fordert eine neue Definition in Art. 64a KVG, die sich am Leistungskatalog der obligatorischen Krankenkasse orientieren soll.

Bhavik Shukla

The Google Books Case
An Insight into the Emerging Trends in Digital Copyright Law

Copyright law across the globe has been severely impacted due to the emergence and the widespread application of the Internet in almost all media. The law in its traditional form has tried to adapt and equip itself with the challenges posed by such contemporary technologies but success still seems far away. This paper seeks to identify the emerging trends in copyright law through the lens of the Google Books Case, in order to ascertain the major changes, which the Internet has summoned.

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