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Beijing Internet Court co-holds forum on judicial governance on the internet

bjinternetcourt.gov.cn | Updated: 2020-11-23


The research center for internet judicial governance, built by the Beijing Internet Court and Beijing Normal University, held a forum on Nov 20 at the sixth China’s internet rule of law conference which started on Nov 19 in Beijing.

The forum, focusing on new challenges of internet judiciary, included topics on new judicial rules for internet platform liability and new judicial ecology for internet platform governance.

As a host of the forum, She Guiqing, vice-president of the Beijing Internet Court, interpreted the theme from the perspectives of the current situation of the industry and the challenges faced by judicial trials.

The new problems and challenges following the development of the platform economy, such as data, algorithms, monopolies, legal and social responsibilities as well as judgment rules and governance models. The fields of theory, industry and judicial judgment have paid a lot of attention the above issues, he said.

He called on forum attendees to express their ideas and to contribute new thoughts to internet platform governance from a more diversified and professional perspective.

In her opening remarks, Zhang Wen, president of the Beijing Internet Court said that in the context of industry digitization and digital industrialization, the platform economy has experienced surge development, which has made the governance in such areas as personal information protection, data property rights and regulation of monopolies harder.

Generating rules from judgments, improving governance with the rules and promoting development with better governance, which is the concept that the court keeps adhering to and under which it tried a series of internet-related cases and could play a guiding role for future trials, said Zhang.

The court has built a communication platform and cooperation mechanism where governments can explore the data value chain, guide the industry's healthy development and promote cyberspace to be co-built, governed and shared, added Zhang.