About The Speaker
Professor Burkhard Schafer is Director and Co-founder of the SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP law.
He holds degrees in computer linguistics, philosophy, logic and law from the Universities of Munich, Mainz and Lancaster. His main field of research is the interface between law, computer technology and science from a comparative-legal perspective.
He has been PI or Co-I on research projects from the UK, EU, German and Norwegian funding councils, most recently the RCUK funded large research network on Copyright in the Digital Economy CREATE, where he also served on the management board and the RCUK funded Digital Creativity Project in Edinburgh.
He has published more than 100 papers in the field of law and technology, working closely with research users in the legal service industry and the police.
He is member of the Data Ethics Group of the Alan Turing Institute and member of the European Initiative for AI4Society. He has been consulted as expert by the UK government on the regulation of automated cars, the government of Washington State on the regulation of civilian drones and the Scottish Law Commission on Data Protection law and the right to a fair trial.