Jens Frankenreiter

Jens Frankenreiter is a Visiting Professor at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. His research and teaching focus on the intersection of the intersection of business law, contract law, and comparative law. A special focus of his work is on the use of large amounts of texts and other forms of big data. His writing has appeared in leading academic journals, among them the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Southern California Law Review. Jens holds a Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

Is there a “California Effect” in Data Privacy Law? Why the EU is Not the World’s Privacy Cop

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No More “Mystery Meat”: Why We Need Better Corporate Governance Data

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