Sylvia Kierkegaard

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Sylvia Mercado Kierkegaard
Institutions University of Southampton

Sylvia Mercado Kierkegaard is a Philippine jurist specializing in computer law.

Her research covers a wide range of topics, including comparative contract law, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property rights, European Union law, privacy, electronic commerce, cybersecurity, computer law, and data protection. She has authored and edited books and journal articles. She is the president of the International Association of IT Lawyers (IAITL), an association of IT lawyers and legal scholars specializing in computer law, privacy, and security.[1] In 2003, she finished an International Master in European Business and Law at Aarhus University with the highest grade.[2]


Kierkegaard is a professor at the Communications University of China, professor-research fellow at The Institute for Law and the Web (ILAWS; University of Southampton), and adjunct professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University.[3] She is a frequent keynote speaker, invited expert, and panelist of various international workshops organised by international institutions, judiciary, European Union, television, and government bodies.[4][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

Community service[edit]

Kierkegaard serves as chair of the Organizing Committee of the IAITL legal conference series[20][21][22] and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology, International Journal of Private Law, and the International Journal of Public Law and Policy.[23] She serves also as associate editor of the International Journal of Intercultural Information Management,[24] and managing editor of the Journal of Legal Technology Risk and Management,[25] and the International Journal of Innovation in Digital Economy.[26]

Kierkegaard has served as an expert adviser,[27][28][29][30][31] speaker,[32][33] and member of various study groups and committees for the European Union and the Council of Europe,[34] which draft policies and proposals for legislative and regulatory policies on international level,[35][36][37] as well as international associations.[38][39][40]

Other activities includes serving as a member of the Policy and Scientific Committee of the European Privacy Association.[41]

Recent publications[edit]

Recent articles[edit]

  • Kierkegaard, S. and Kierkegaard, P. (2013) Danger to public health: medical devices, toxicity, virus and fraud Computer Law & Security Review: The International Journal of Technology Law and Practice, Vol 29 (1), pp. 13–27, DOI: 10.1016/j.clsr.2012.11.006
  • Kierkegaard, S., Waters, N., Greenleaf, G., Thole,E., Grosheide, W. and DeMarco, JV. (2012) Comments to the CoE Convention 108 draft proposal on data protection. Computer Law & Security Review, Volume 28(3), pp. 368–377
  • Kierkegaard, S., Schulz, W., Mingde, L. and Enders, T. (2011) Impact and Challenges of IPR: Co Reach in IPR 2 Report. Computer Law and Security Review. Oxford-Elsevier Vol. 27 Issue 4
  • Kierkegaard, S. (2011) Postscript – Brown v EMA/ ESA- US Supreme Court decision 27 June 2011, Computer Law and Security Review 27 (4)
  • Kierkegaard, S. (2011) US War on terror: EU SWIFT(ly)signs blank cheque on EU data. Computer Law and Security Review 27 (5)
  • Kierkegaard S. (2011) To Block or Not to Block-European Child Porno Law in Question. Computer Law and Security Review 27 (6)
  • Kierkegaard, S., Ringnalda, A. and Kreutzer, T. (2011) CoReach in IPR in New Media Workshop: CLSR co-hosts policy meeting on ISP Liability. Computer Law and Security Review. Vol. 27 Issue 2
  • Kierkegaard, S. (2011) Postal 2 Plays in US Court: Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association. Computer Law and Security Review Vol. 27, Issue 3


  • Kierkegaard, S. & Grosheide, W. (2012) Copyright Law in the Making: Chinese and European Perspectives, CO-REACH. ISBN 978-87-994854-0-6
  • Kierkegaard, S. (2008) Cyberlaw, Security and Privacy (2008). ISBN 87-991385-3-0
  • Kierkegaard, S. (2007) International Law and Trade: Bridging the East-West Divide, Ankara Bar Press. ISBN 978-87-991385-2-4


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  2. ^ "Pressemeddelelser - Arkiv 2003, Nyhedsbrev nr. 15, 20. januar 2003". Aarhus University. Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Academic Centre of Excellence in Cybersecurity". Academic Centre of Excellence in Cybersecurity. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  4. ^ a b "16th Eurasian Economic Summit". 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  5. ^ "Challenges in Cybersecurity - Risks, Strategies, and Confidence-Building International Conference" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  6. ^ "Advising world leaders on cybercrime | University of Southampton". 2013-09-14. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  7. ^ "1st International Workshop on Trans-Border Commercial Law" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  8. ^ "CYBERLAWS 2010 Committees". Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Council of Europe Forum for the Future of Democracy". Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  10. ^ "The 4th Regional Conference on Cybercrime" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  11. ^ "Participants". CMCS. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "I Conferência Nacional da ILA-Brasil". Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Events – UMCoRS". 27 April 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  14. ^ "Summer School on European Information Law | European Academy of Law and ICT". 5 August 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
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  18. ^ "BIT's 2nd Annual World Congress of Forensics". Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
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  20. ^ "Global IT lawyers meet in Bangkok". Institute for Law and the Web (ILAWS). Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  21. ^ "International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT Law (LSPI), International Law and Trade Conference (ILTC), International Private Law Conference (IPL), International Public Law Conference (IPLC)". LSPI. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  22. ^ "id law partners". id law partners. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  23. ^ "International Journal of Public Law and Policy (IJPLAP)". Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  24. ^ "International Journal of Intercultural Information Management (IJIIM) - Inderscience Publishers". Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  25. ^ "Journal of Legal Technology Risk and Management". Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  26. ^ "International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy (IJIDE) (1947–8305)(1947–8313): Elena Druicã, Ionica Oncioiu: Journals". IGI Global. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  27. ^ "Council of Europe Forum for the Future of Democracy" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  28. ^ "European Commission". Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
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  30. ^ "Technology is Fast Changing and Legislation Can't Keep Up". Türk İnternet. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  31. ^ "Demo-Net Affiliated experts". DEMO-net - the eParticipation Network of Excellence. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  32. ^ "Kierkegaard". 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  33. ^ "Außenministerium Österreich -> Botschaft -> Auslandsösterreicher -> Council of Europe (CAHDE)". Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  34. ^ "Council of Europe: Regulating eDemocracy: What preparations are being made for regulation in Europe?". Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
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  38. ^ "Копирайт пакт: защита на съдържанието онлайн « [Медийно право] [Нели Огнянова]". 24 October 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
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  40. ^ "EICAR Conference". Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  41. ^ "European Privacy Association". European Privacy Association (ABSL). Retrieved 2014-02-27. 

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