International Visiting Associate Program (IVAP)
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)
specializing exclusively in Information Technology,
Internet, E-Business and Telecommunications Law,
with more than 25 years of experience in advising
companies in Information Technology, Internet and
Telecommunications Law matters.
Ursula 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.
Ursula 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). Ursula Widmer is widely recognized as a leading expert practitioner in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet and E-Business Law. She is President of the International Technology Law Association, co-chairs the ITechLaw Asian Conferences and chairs its International Visiting Associate Program.