Mar 2021 22 – 25

The event is organised by the Colloquium of the Centre for Comparative Public Law (CDPC) in partnership with Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, Rio de Janeiro. Dr Anja Kovacs from the Internet Democracy Project is invited to present her research, "Data sovereignty, of whom? Limits and suitability of sovereignty frameworks for data in India".

The Digital State | L’ État Digital is a 4 days long event. It will have an incredibly rich agenda, with 36 speakers from 15 countries exploring national strategies, regulations and governance models, and concrete case studies of what is increasingly refereed to Digital Transformation” of the State. A quite ample range of topic will be explored, including the use of algorithmic and AI tools to automatise public services, digital identity initiatives, cybersecurity strategies, and digital sovereignty and data protection frameworks. Dr Anja Kovacs will be presenting her work on 25 March 2021.



Moderator: Luca Belli, FGV Law School

  • Judicial authority proof against the digital revolution
  • Speaker - Nathan Jourdaine

  • MARLs in administrative matters faced with the challenges of their digitization.
  • Speaker - Camille Bordere, Université de Bordeaux

  • The implementation of digital medias in administrative procedures in the Colombian legal system Speaker — Ciro Güecha Medina, U. Santo Tomás

    Moderator: Luca Belli

  • China’s New Personal Information Protection Law and its Impact
  • Speaker - Wei Wang, University of Hong Kong

  • Data sovereignty, of whom? Limits and suitability of sovereignty frameworks for data in India
  • Speaker - Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project

  • Between Surveillance and Recognition: Rethinking Digital Identity Technologies in Aid | Aaron Martin, Tilburg Law School
  • 16:30 – 16:45 | Closing remarks 

    By - Gilles Guglielmi, Centre de Droit Public Comparé

    The event will be live streamed on YouTube. It can be accessed here once the event goes live.

    Please click here to find the complete agenda.