Ursula Widmer, Rechtsanwältin, Dr. iur, attorney-at-law, is founding partner of the law firm Dr. Widmer & Partners in Berne (Switzerland). She specializes in Information Technology, Internet, E-Business and Telecommunications Law, with more than 30 years of experience in advising companies in Information Technology, Internet, and Telecommunications Law matters.
Ms. Widmer was a member of the academic staff at the Institute of Swiss Private and Comparative Law at the University of Berne; her thesis covered the subject Liability for software defects. She is a lecturer in Information Technology and Internet Law at the University of Berne and a lecturer in Information Security Law at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). She has written numerous publications in the field of Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet, and E-Business Law.
Ms. Widmer is a member of the German Society for Law and Information Technology (DGRI) and of the English Society for Computers & Law (SCL), and is a member of the board of the German Foundation for Law and Information Technology (DSRI). She is a former member of the Swiss Government’s Expert Commission for Cybercrime and a former member of the Swiss Federal Data Protection Commission (federal arbitration and appeal court). Ms. Widmer is widely recognized as a leading expert practitioner in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Internet, and E-Business Law. She is Past President of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and President of the Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS). She is a member of the Swiss bar.