Prof. Dr. iur. Alfred Früh

Associate Member

Alfred Früh is a Professor of Private Law with focus on Life Sciences-Law and Intellectual Property Law at the University of Basel. Until 2020, he was  the Managing Director of the Center of Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) at the University of Zurich. Prior to that, he was a Guest Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and worked as an attorney with a major Swiss law firm.

Since late 2019, he is a member of the OECD’s Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board (BEPAB). His research concerns the law of the Digital Society and particularly focuses on data governance, new technologies and legal norms that govern (i.e. promote, allow or limit) transparency in the digital age.

Research Topics

Related Teaching

  • Legal Tech: Was bringt die Blockchain-Revolution?, seminar for master students, Faculty of Law, University of Zurich
  • Module «Legal Tech» in the LL.M. Program International Business Law, University of Zurich
  • Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Data Science, University of St. Gallen (together with T. Busch und K. Stanoevska-Slabeva)
  • CAS Big Data and AI for Managers, Module «Data as Strategic Asset», University of St. Gallen

Related Project

  • OECD BEPAB Membership – Draft of OECD Blockchain Principles and Guidelines