5th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Resilient Asia – Fighting Global Headwinds

15 Feb - 17 Feb 2017

Session information

The digital economy: impact on people’s lives and legal challenges

Thursday 16 February (1430 - 1600)


Asia Pacific Regional Forum (Lead)


This panel will discuss the burgeoning e-commerce businesses and the social media boom in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Are these business models here to stay?
  • Is social media invading people’s privacy?
  • Is the right to be forgotten relevant in the Asian context?
  • Are brick and mortar companies under threat and can regulatory barriers against digital economy companies be successfully enforced?
  • Is the law able to play catch up with new and evolving modes of digital business such as the shared economy businesses, aggregators/marketplaces, driverless cars, drones, etc? 

The session will also deal with complicated issues of allocation of liability and jurisdictional challenges in enforcement.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Suhail Nathani Economic Laws Practice, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Srinivas Katta IndusLaw, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Talha Salaria Lawyers At Work, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Doil Son Yulchon LLC, Seoul, South Korea; Publications Officer, Technology Law Committee