I&JPN to speak at WTO Simply Services Seminar on Digital Trade and post-COVID success

Published on
June 9, 2021

On June 22, 2021, Lorrayne Porciuncula, Director at the I&JPN Data & Jurisdiction Program and Co-Author of the Report  “We Need to Talk About Data: Framing the Debate Around the Free Flow of Data and Data Sovereignty”, will participate as a speaker in a World Trade Organization Simply Services Seminar: “Connectivity, Competition & Collaboration The 3Cs of Digital Trade: What policies for post-COVID success?”

The Seminar will explore the features of regulatory frameworks that enhance connectivity to communications infrastructures, so as to raise e-readiness and narrow the digital divide. Panelists will consider the cross-border data flow issues present in the digital trade space, the concerns being dealt with at the World Trade Organization and elsewhere within regulatory communities, service sectors, and technical disciplines. 


  • Raul Katz, Director of Business Strategy Research at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information  
  • Shane Greenstein, The Martin Marshall Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Eva Sow Ebion, Director, i4Policy (TBC)
  • Lorrayne Porciuncula, Director, Data & Jurisdiction Program, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
  • Marilia Maciel, Digital Policy Senior Researcher, DiploFoundation


  • Lee Tuthill, Senior Counsellor, WTO