Dr. Ursula Widmer
Founding Partner, Dr. Widmer & Partners, Attorneys-At-Law; Berne, Switzerland
Dr. Ursula Widmer, Rechtsanwältin, attorney-at-law, is a member of the Swiss bar and founding partner of the law firm Dr. Widmer & Partners in Berne/Switzerland (www.widmerpartners-lawyers.com) specialising exclusively for more than 25 years in Information Technology, Internet, E-Business and Telecommunications Law.
Dr. Widmer was a member of the academic staff at the Institute of Swiss Private and Comparative Law at the University of Berne; her thesis covered the subject “Liability for software defects”. She is a lecturer in Information Technology and Internet Law at the University of Berne and a lecturer in Information Security Law at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). She has written numerous publications in the field of Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet and E-Business Law.Dr. Widmer is a member of the German Association for Law and Computer Science (DGRI) and of the English Society for Computers & Law (SCL), and is a member of the board of the German Foundation for Law and Computer Science (DSRI). She is a former member of the Swiss Government’s Expert Commission for Cybercrime and a former member of the Swiss Federal Data Protection Commission (federal arbitration and appeal court). Dr. Widmer is widely recognised as a leading expert practitioner in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet and E-Business Law. She is President of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and chairs its International Visiting Associate Program. She is co-chairing ITechLaw’s 2009 European Conference in Brussels, Belgium, ITechLaw’s 6th International Asian Conference 2010 taking place in Bangalore, India and ITechLaw’s 2010 Annual Meeting and World Conference in Boston.