Founding Partner, Dr. Widmer & Partners; Berne
Ursula Widmer is widely recognized as a leading expert practitioner in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet and E-Business Law, with more than 25 years of experience advising companies in these areas.
She was a member of the academic staff at the Institute of Swiss Private and Comparative Law at the University of Berne; her thesis was on 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 is the author of numerous publications in the areas of Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet and E-Business Law.
She 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 vice president of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and chairs its International Visiting Associate Program. She is co-chairing ITechLaw’s 2009 European Conference, which will take place in Brussels, and ITechLaw’s Sixth International Asian Conference 2010, taking place in Bangalore.
She is a member of the Swiss Bar.