Welcome to the Competence Center in Digital Law

We support Swiss Higher Education Institutions (students, academic and administrative staff) in dealing with legal questions related to the digitalization process and the use of new media and technologies.



DMLawTool guides researchers through the most relevant legal aspects of research data management and proposes possible solution approaches to copyright and data protection issues. It has been developed by the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in collaboration with the University of Neuchâtel (UNINE) within the  P-5 programme “Scientific information” of swissuniversities. More detailed information about the tool can be found here. To access the tool, use the button below.




8.5.2023 – Workshops about Second Publication Right

3 dates in 3 locations for the workshop about the SECOND PUBLICATION RIGHT (OA’s green road), very useful for all researchers who publish scientific articles.

Choose the date and place that suits you best!

28.04.2023 – Video about personal data’s ownership


It’s online the video created with Radiotelevisione svizzera (RSI) within the project MAPAW (Make A Privacy Aware World) about the (non) ownership of personal data! (only in Italian)

Check it out!

14.3.2023 – Webinar über Persönliche Daten und Datenschutz im Schulkontext

Für die Lehrpersonen: LerNetz Schule entwickelt wirkungsvolle Lernangebote für deinen Unterricht. Stöbere in ihren Lehrmitteln, lerne sie in einem Workshop kennen und lass dich inspirieren.

Im Rahmen des Projekts MAPAW (Make A Privacy Aware World) bieten wir mehreren Workshops an.

Melde dich jetzt an!

03.03.2023 – Podcast about AI, Copyright and Data Protection

A podcast in German about the use of personal data and works protected by copyright to train Artificial Intelligence.

Jürg Tschirren from SRF talks about the legal implications from minute 01:55:05. He has gathered several voices of experts in the field, including ours from Ccdigitallaw.

DMLaw Tool

A guiding tool for researchers to address legal aspects in data management

USI (CCdigitallaw) and UNINE ([PI]2 ) have embarked on a new project within swissuniversities’  P-5 programme!

By the end of the year, they will develop a web-based tool that guides researchers working in the fields of humanities and social sciences through the most relevant legal questions related to data management and archiving. 

09.03.2020 – Swiss Copyright Act

The new Swiss Copyright Act, in force from 1st April 2020, can be consulted here.

The CCdigitallaw platform constantly updates its content to ensure the accuracy and quality of the information.

23.06.2020 – Digital Content Creators: What Legal Challenges for Creativity?

Webinar, June 23, 2020 | 17:30 – 18:45

The Digital Law Center (School of Law, University of Genva) is organizing a panel about the legal challenges for creativity. 

The event is free of charge and open to everyone.

Details about the registration (to be done before June 22, 2020) and the panel program can be found here.

30.03.2021 – Legal issues in research data management

Online event, March 30, 2021 | 10:00 – 12:00

How am I supposed to deal with personal data collected during an interview? How can I publish my research data as Open Access? Can I re-use my colleague’s data for my own research? These and other legal questions will be discussed during this online event. The event will be held in English and is free of charge and open to everyone. For more information and to register, please click here.