Lee Andrew Bygrave

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Lee A. Bygrave was born in 1963. He was awarded a Doctorate of Laws (dr. juris) at the University of Oslo in 2000. Prior to this, he was awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1985 and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 1989 – both from the Australian National University, Canberra. He is currently Professor at the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo.

Within the Department of Private Law, Bygrave is currently Director of the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law. He is additionally a research associate (formerly founding co-director) of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

His teaching appointments range across numerous institutions, including the universities of Vienna, Stockholm, Tilburg, Tartu, New South Wales and Oslo. At the latter, Bygrave is one of the principal teachers of the LL.M. program in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Law. He is also in charge of teaching English law of contract.

For the past three decades, Bygrave has been deeply involved in research and policy development of ICT regulation. He has functioned as expert advisor on various aspects of ICT regulatory policy for the European Commission, Nordic Council of Ministers, Computer Science and Technology Board of the US National Academies, UK House of Lords Committee on the Constitution, Norwegian Government, Telenor, and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

Bygrave has published particularly extensively within the field of privacy/data protection law where his two principal books on the subject – Data Protection Law: Approaching Its Rationale, Logic and Limits (Kluwer Law International, 2002) and Data Privacy Law: An International Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2014) – are widely acknowledged as standard international texts.

Much of his current research focuses on internet regulation. He is co-author and principle editor of Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions (Oxford University Press, 2009), and he heads a major research project, “Security in Internet Governance and Networks: Analysing the Law”, with funding from the Norwegian Research Council and UNINETT Norid AS. His most recent book – Internet Governance by Contract (Oxford University Press, 2015) – critically examines the contractual frameworks for the development and use of internet infrastructure.

Bygrave serves on the editorial boards of Oslo Law Review, Computer Law & Security Review (Elsevier), Internet Policy Review (Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society) and International Data Privacy Law (Oxford University Press).

Special fields

• Privacy and data protection law
• Internet governance
• Information security
• Computer crime
• Intellectual property law
• Private international law
• Alternative dispute resolution

Tags: China, USA, Brazil, Russia


  • Myhre, Sonja; Kaye, Jane; Bygrave, Lee Andrew; Aanestad, Margunn; Ghanem, Buthaina; Mechael, Patricia & Frøen, Frederik (2016). eRegistries: governance for electronic maternal and child health registries . BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.  ISSN 1471-2393.  16 . doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-1063-0
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2015). Information Concepts in Law: Generic Dreams and Definitional Daylight. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies.  ISSN 0143-6503.  35(1), s 91- 120 . doi: 10.1093/ojls/gqu011
  • Medeiros, Francis Augusto & Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2015). Brazil's Marco Civil da Internet: Does it live up to the hype?. Computer Law and Security Report.  ISSN 0267-3649.  31(1), s 120- 130 . doi: 10.1016/j.clsr.2014.12.001
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). Data Privacy Law and the Internet: Policy Challenges, In Normann Witzleb; David Lindsay; Moira Paterson & Sharon Rodrick (ed.),  Emerging Challenges in Privacy Law: Comparative Perspectives.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107041677.  Chapter 12.  s 259 - 289
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2013). Contract vs. statute in Internet governance, In Ian Brown (ed.),  Research Handbook on Governance of the Internet.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 978 1 84980 502 5.  kapittel 8.  s 168 - 197
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2013). Data Protection vs. Copyright, In Dan Jerker B. Svantesson & Stanley Greenstein (ed.),  Internationalisation of Law in the Digital Information Society: Nordic Yearbook of Law and Informatics 2010–2012.  Ex Tuto Publishing.  ISBN 978-87-92598-22-6.  kapittel 4.  s 55 - 75
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2013). Personvern som lettvekter, I: Marius Stub; Ida Hjort Kraby (red.),  Forsker og formidler. Festskrift til Erik Magnus Boe på 70-årsdagen 17. april 2013.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-02201-7.  kapittel 5.  s 88 - 109
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2013). The Data Difficulty in Database Protection. European intellectual property review.  ISSN 0142-0461.  35(1), s 25- 33
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew & Greenleaf, Graham (2011). Not entirely adequate but far away: Lessons from how Europe sees New Zealand data protection. Privacy Laws & Business International Newsletter.  ISSN 2046-844X.  (111), s 8- 9
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew; Kierkegaard, Sylvia; Waters, Nigel; Greenleaf, Graham; Lloyd, Ian & Saxby, Stephen (2011). 30 Years On: The Review of the Council of Europe Data Protection Convention 108. Computer Law and Security Report.  ISSN 0267-3649.  27(3), s 223- 231
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2010). Captain Surveillance v. Mr. X: An Essay on the Semantics and Politics of ‘Surveillance Society’, In Dag Wiese Schartum (ed.),  Overvåking i en rettsstat.  Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-450-1048-0.  kapittel 2.  s 49 - 61
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2010). Privacy and data protection in an international perspective :. Scandinavian Studies in Law.  ISSN 0085-5944.  56, s 165- 200
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2010). The Body as Data? Biobank Regulation via the ‘Back Door’ of Data Protection Law. Law, Innovation and Technology.  ISSN 1757-9961.  2(1), s 1- 25
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew & Hubbard, Amanda (2009). Internet Governance goes Global, In Lee Andrew Bygrave & Jon Bing (ed.),  Internet Governance -- Infrastructure and Institutions.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-956113-1.  Kapittel 6.  s 213 - 235
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew & Michaelsen, Terje Lundby (2009). Governors of Internet, In Lee Andrew Bygrave & Jon Bing (ed.),  Internet Governance -- Infrastructure and Institutions.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-956113-1.  Kapittel 3.  s 92 - 125
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew & Schartum, Dag Wiese (2009). Consent, Proportionality and Collective Power, In Serge Gutwirth; Yves Poullet; Paul De Hert; Cécile de Terwangne & Sjaak Nouwt (ed.),  Reinventing Data Protection?.  Springer Science+Business Media B.V..  ISBN 978-1-4020-9497-2.  Kapittel 9.  s 157 - 173
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew; Schiavetta, Susan; Thunem, Hilde; Lange, Annebeth B. & Phillips, Edward (2009). The Naming Game: Governance of the Domain Name System, In Lee Andrew Bygrave & Jon Bing (ed.),  Internet Governance -- Infrastructure and Institutions.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-956113-1.  Kapittel 5.  s 147 - 212
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2008). International agreements to protect personal data, In James B. Rule & Graham Greenleaf (ed.),  Global Privacy Protection: The First Generation.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 9781848440630.  Kapittel 1.  s 15 - 49

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  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew & Schartum, Dag Wiese (2016). Personvern i informasjonssamfunnet: En innføring i vern av personopplysninger. Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 9788245020342.  359 s.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2015). Internet Governance by Contract. Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-968734-3.  192 s.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). Data Privacy Law: An International Perspective. Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-967555-5.  233 s.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). Jon Bing: En Hyllest/A Tribute. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag A/S.  ISBN 9788205468504.
  • Schartum, Dag Wiese; Bekken, Anne Gunn Berge & Bygrave, Lee Andrew (red.) (2014). Jon Bing En hyllest///A tribute. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag A/S.  ISBN 9788205468504.  441 s.
  • Schartum, Dag Wiese & Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2011). Personvern i informasjonssamfunnet. En innføring i vern av personopplysninger. 2. utgave. Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-450-0996-5.  311 s.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew & Bing, Jon (ed.) (2009). Internet Governance -- Infrastructure and Institutions. Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-956113-1.  246 s.

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  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2017). Den nye EU forordning om personopplysningsvern: Hovedtrekk og hovedutfordringer for norsk næringsliv.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2017). EUs forordning om personopplysningsvern: En oversikt.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2017). How Does and Will EU Data Protection Law Affect the European Data Economy?.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2017). Innebygd personopplysningsvern: Bakgrunn til og krav etter personvernforordningen artikkel 25.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2017). Nye krav til innebygd personvern etter EUs forordning om personopplysningsvern.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2017). The Impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation on the Internet Domain Name Community.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2016). Articles 22 and 25 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2016). Asian Data Privacy Laws: Trade and Human Rights Perspectives, Graham Greenleaf, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2014). Computer Law and Security Report.  ISSN 0267-3649.  32, s 794- 795 . doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clsr.2016.08.002
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2016). Hardwiring privacy in the European digital space.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2016). Hvem styrer Internett?.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2016). Legal Use and Abuse of Information Concepts.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2016). Legislative Evaluation of Korea's Personal Information Protection Act.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2016). Minding the Machine v 2.0.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2016). The EU General Data Protection Regulation from an International Perspective.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2016). The Future of Privacy Law Scholarship: Some Brief Reflections. European Data Protection Law Review.  ISSN 2364-2831.  2(4), s 459- 460
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2015). A Right to be Forgotten?. Communications of the ACM.  ISSN 0001-0782.  58(1), s 35- 37 . doi: 10.1145/2688491
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2015). Digitalization and Securitization of Cyberspace: Legal Challenges.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2015). Enhancing Privacy and Security in Cyberspace: What Role for Europe?.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2015). Remedying "Multiple Accountabilities Disorder": The Case of ICANN.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2015). Rettslig grunnlag og samtykke sett fra EU.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). Contractual Dominions of the Internet: A Critical Assessment.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). EU Data Protection Reform: Parallels to the Form and Fate of the Mammoth .
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). EUs kommende personvernforordning: Konsekvenser for forskningen.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). Fjerning av Internett-søkeresultater: EU-domstolens dom 13. mai 2014, sak C-131/12, Google Spain SL og Google Inc mot Agencia Española de Protección de datos (AEPD) og Mario Costeja González. Nytt i privatretten : nyhetsbrev for informasjon på det privatret.  ISSN 1501-9594.  (4), s 19- 21
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). Internet Governance by Contract: Its Rationale, Utility and Legitimacy.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). Introductory reflections on the film "Terms and Conditions May Apply".
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). Lex Facebook: A Critical Analysis of Facebook’s Terms of Service and Use.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). The Igov2 project in brief.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). The Impact of Data Privacy Law on Corporate Structures and Business Models.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2014). The Right to be Forgotten? The Recent Judgment of the CJEU.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2013). Det juridiske bakteppe for registerforskning uten samtykke, med særlig fokus på EUs forslag til ny personvernforordning.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2013). Privacy as a Cultural Value.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2013). The Predilection for Contract in Internet Governance: Boon or Bane?.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2013). Transatlantic Tensions on Data Privacy .
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2012). Behandling av genetiske data etter EU sitt forslag til personvernforordning.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2012). Big Data og personvern.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2012). Contractual Aspects of Internet Governance.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2012). Data Protection versus Copyright.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2012). EU Data Protection Law and Third Countries.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2012). Globalt problem -- global regulering?.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2012). Internet Governance by Contract: Its Utility.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2012). Privacy restraints on employers' monitoring of employees' use of confidential information.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2012). Styring av Internettets domenenavnsystem: Utfordringer og utvikling.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2012). The Legal Environment for the Internet in Norway.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2012). The Utility and Legitimacy of Contract in Internet Governance.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2012). Viktige forskjeller mellom EU sitt personverndirektiv og forslaget til personvernforordning.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2011). Governance of Critical Internet Resources.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2011). Legal Use of Information Concepts: A Case of "Garbage In = Garbage Out"?.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2011). Public versus Private Law in Governance of the Domain Name System and the Future Internet.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2011). The Predilection for Contract in Internet Governance: Its Rationale and Limits.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2011). The legal significance of information concepts.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2011). What is "data" in data protection law? Implications for the propertisation debate.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2010). Data Collection Limits and Notice Requirements (Including Anonymity).
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2010). Informational Concepts in Law.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2010). Reflections on the Interplay of Policy, Information and Technology, with the Concept of "iGovernment" as Point of Departure.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2010). The EU's Current Approach to the Adequacy Criterion for Transborder Data Flow.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2009). Bolstering Privacy and Tackling Surveillance in Norway: The Work of the Norwegian Privacy Commission.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2009). "Internet Governance" i et privatrettslig perspektiv.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2009). Legal Aspects of WHOIS Databases.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2009). Lovrevisjonsarbeid på personvernfeltet med fokus på direktiv 95/46/EF og personopplysningsloven: Hva har vi i vente?.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2009). Personal Data Export Restrictions and Jurisdictional Issues in a Web 2.0 World: European and Asian-Pacific Perspectives.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2009). Personopplysningslovens hovedtrekk.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2009). Personvernkommisjonens innstilling.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2009). Personvernkommisjonens innstilling vedrørende samferdselssektor.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2009). The Semantics and Politics of "Surveillance Society".
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2009). The meaning of informational concepts in law.
  • Hannemyr, Gisle; Lunde, Kjellbjørg; Coll, Line Marianne; Ulrichsen, Christine Lie & Bygrave, Lee Andrew (red.) (2009). NOU 2009:1 Individ og integritet. Personvern i det digitale samfunnet .
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2008). How to build privacy protection: A present day view of choices and difficulties.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2008, 25. januar). Personvern på nett . [Internett].  Aftenposten.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2008). The Data Retention Directive in the Norwegian Legal Context.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2008). The Impact of Surveillance on the Relationship between the State and Citizens.
  • Kalsnes, Bente & Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2008, 02. mars). EU tok Norge på sengen - Datalagringsdirektiv skulle opprinnelig ikke omfatter EØS-land.  Mandag Morgen.
  • Kalsnes, Bente & Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2008, 26. juni). Svenskene ser deg . [Internett].  Forskning.no.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2007). Data Privacy Law and the Human Body -- Oil and Water?.
  • Bygrave, Lee Andrew (2007). International Perspectives on Privacy, In James Waldo; Herbert S. Lin & Lynette I. Millett (ed.),  Engaging Privacy and Information Technology in a Digital Age.  The National Academies Press.  ISBN 978-0-309-10392-3.  Appendix B.  s 366 - 399

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