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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 interests:
LegalTech, decentralized registers, transparency, blockchain policy, AI and machine learning, data governance, smart contracs, smart contracs

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