Rolf H. WeberRolf H. Weber

Born: 1951Bildschirmfoto 2016-12-14 um 19.37.03

Nationality: Swiss

Education and professional activities:

Professor Dr. Rolf H. Weber studied law at the University of Zurich and at Harvard Law School. In 1979, he received his Doctorate of law (Ph. D. iur.) from the University of Zurich and, in 1986, he received his Habilitation from the same university in the field of Swiss and international civil and economic law. Beginning in 1983, he has taught regularly at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Since 1995, he is a full professor for private, commercial and European law at the University of Zurich and, since 2000, a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong.

Professor Weber has been a lawyer with the law firm, Bratschi, Wiederkehr & Buob (Zurich) since 1982. He is Director of the Centre for Information and Communications Law and of the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich. From 2009 to 2011, he was employed as an expert by the European Council in the domain of Internet Governance and from 2010 to 2012, as an expert on the EU’s Internet of Things Expert Group.
Professor Weber has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) since 2008, and he has won awards for research contributions in numerous conferences. Since 1997, he has also been a member of the Appeal Commission of the SIX Swiss Exchange, where he became president in 2009.

List of publications:

Grenzüberschreitender Datenverkehr, in: Weber/Thürer/Zäch (eds.), Datenschutz im europäischen Umfeld, Zurich 1995.

Datenschutzrecht vor neuen Herausforderungen, ZIK Volume 13, Zurich 2000.

Datenschutz im Finanzdienstleistungsbereich, in: Weber/Hilty/Auf der Maur (eds.), Geschäftsplattform Internet II: Rechtliche und praktische Aspekte, Zurich 2001.

Rechtsprechung zum Datenschutz, digma, p. 76–78, 2003.

Switzerland: Amended Data Protection Act, Computer Law Review International 2006, p. 158–159, 2006.

Switzerland: Data Protection and Download Information, Computer Law Review International 2008, p. 94–95.

Grundrecht auf Vertraulichkeit und Integrität, p. 94–97, 2008.

Switzerland: Data Protection vs. Copyright, Computer Law Review International (CRi), p. 113–114, 2009.

«Was für ’ne Sorte von Geschöpf ist euer Krokodil?» – Zur datenschutzrechtlichen Qualifikation von IP-Adressen (co-authored by O. F. Schnyder), p. 577–589, 2009.

Datenschutz v. Öffentlichkeitsprinzip, Erläuterungen zu den Spannungsfeldern am Beispiel der Zürcher Informations- und Datenschutzgesetzes, ZIK Volume 50, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2010.

Der Ruf nach einem Recht auf Vergessen: Der Ruf nach einem Recht auf Vergessen: Ein neues datenschutzbezogenes Verfassungsrecht im Spannungsfeld zwischen Privatheit und Transparenz? p. 102–105, 2011.

Can Data Protection be improved through Privacy Impact Assessments?, in: Jusletter IT 12th of September 2012.

Data Protection Limitations for Google Street View Service, Computer Law Review International (CRi), p. 125–128, 2012.

Neue Grundrechtskonzeptionen zum Schutz der Privatheit, in: Weber/Thouvenin (eds.), Neuer Regulierungsschub im Datenschutzrecht?, p. 7–29, Zurich 2012.

Datenüberwachung in der Schweiz und den USA (co-authored by D. N. Staiger), in: Jusletter 25th of November 2013.

Big Data: Sprengkörper des Datenschutzrechts?, in: Jusletter IT 11th of December 2013.

Vetragsgestaltung rund um Big Data, in: Weber/Thouvenin (eds.) Big Data und Datenschutz – Gegenseitige Herausforderungen (co-authored by D. N. Staiger), ZIK 59, 2014, p. 151–170, 2014.

Neue Regulierungsaspekte in der EU-Datenschutzreform, in: Weber/Thouvenin (eds.), Neuer Regulierungsschub im Datenschutzrecht?, ZIK Volume 54, p. 7–29, Zurich 2012.

Big Data: Rechtliche Perspektive, in: Weber/Thouvenin (eds.) Big Data und Datenschutz – Gegenseitige Herausforderungen, ZIK 59, p. 17–29, 2014.