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Yaniv Benhamou

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Law

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Compétence clé en science des données
  • Droit des données


Yaniv Benhamou (Doctor of law, attorney-at-law and lecturer at the University of Geneva) is expert in Intellectual Property, Art Law and Data Protection (incl. Big Data and Artificial Intelligence). He is appointed expert by WIPO for copyright and museums as well as Big Data & IP, executive director of the Internet Law Summer School, Board member of the Art-Law Centre Geneva, member of the Digital Law Center and of the Digital Transformation Office in charge of the transversal course “Understanding Digital“ and Expert Committee Member of the Swiss Digital Initiative.

Besides his academic activities, he is attorney-at-law in a Swiss law firm, where he advises and represents clients before courts with regard to Intellectual Property, Technology Law and Data Protection. In addition to these legal activities, he participates in associative and cultural activities in the field of Art and Music, in particular he founded lab-of-arts and Artists Rights, free legal consultations for Swiss artists (i.e. Swiss volunteering lawyers for the arts).

One of his main areas of research are:  (i) cultural diversity at the digital age, which has led him to initiate “The Law & Digital Cultural Heritage Day“ and to co-lead the Policy Project on Digitization of museum collections (www.digitizationpolicies.com) and the conference “When museums go online“ of 11 December 2020, and (ii) data governance, in particular data-sharing mechanisms, as well as co- and self-regulatory solutions, such as certification and labelling of technologies.