Dodo Chochitaichvili on Cybersecurity and Data Protection in International Arbitration

Dodo Chochitaichvili will speak at the webinar organised by the International Chamber of Commerce in Belgium | ICC Belgium on Thursday 21 October at 3 pm on the topic of "Cybersecurity and Data Protection in International Arbitration", together with Olivier van der Haegen, Stéphanie De Smedt and Lisa de Wilde.

Registration is open here.

The program is as follows:

The use of information technology in international arbitration, whether it is for the exchange of documents and exhibits or to organize virtual hearings, has become unavoidable. Case management tools, document sharing tools, virtual data rooms and videoconferencing tools are available in all shapes and sizes. A short introduction will be given by Mr. Jean-Pierre Fierens, President of the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR.

During this multidisciplinary webinar, we will discuss why it is important for arbitrators to properly audit the IT tools they are using and include practical tips from both a legal and technical perspective. Together with cybersecurity experts, we will guide you through the main pitfalls and recommendations on this topic, as also highlighted in the ICC Commission Report on Information Technology in International Arbitration.

Topics that will be addressed during the webinar:

  • Global cyber risks affecting security and privacy today: data accessibility, data integrity, breaches of confidentiality, etc
  • The framework of virtual hearings (rules on virtual hearings enacted by ICC and other institutions, legal aspects re. parties’ consent, identification of main risks and replies of the arbitration community)
  • Main liability risks and implications of using IT tools in international arbitration (contractual liability, tort, protection of personal data)
  • Practical recommendations for choosing between different IT tools

Focus Points

With a view to have an open eye on the future, we follow up on specific (legal) topics at the heart of modern businesses in transition.