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Peter Seipel

Peter Seipel

Title: Professor Emeritus of Law and Information Technology
Telephone: +46 8 16 32 77
E-mail: peter.seipel@juridicum.su.se


I was awarded my LL.D. degree in 1977, my thesis being entitled ‘Computing Law. Perspectives on a New Legal Discipline’. I work, among other things, with IT-supported legal education, legal information search and legal databases, protection of personal integrity, access to and protection of electronic information possessed by the authorities, and issues regarding security in connection with information processing.

In 1994 I became a member of the board of the Government IT Commission, and have been its deputy chairman since 1998. Concerning the legal work of the Commission, please refer to SOU 2002:112, Law and Information Technology. Swedish Views can be read on the Commission’s website.

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Legal Uses for Computers: Sweden. In: Law and Computer Technology, Vol. 2 (1969) No. 2, 7
  2. Introducing Law Students to Computers. Swedish Experiences. In: Rutgers Journal of computers and the Law.Vol. 1 (1970) No. 1, 88
  3. Computer programming: An Analysis of Constraints and Freedom from the Point of View of Copyright Stockholm: Faculty of Law 1971 (mimeo, dissertation in Swedish)
  4. System Analysis from a Legal Viewpoint
    In: Computer en Recht. Ed. F. de Graaf. Deventer Kluwer 1972
  5. Legal Controls of the Storage and Use of Personal Data. An Appraisal of the Swedish Approach.In DATA 1974, nr. 5, 43  Software Protection and Law. In: DATA 1975, no 6. 43
  6. Harmonization of Data Protection. The Scandinavian Scene. In: DATA 1975, no. 10, 28
  7. The Influence of Informatics on the Centralization/Decentralization of the Administration.
    National Report Sweden.
    Part II. In: Informatics and Administration. Brussels: IIAS 1977.
  8. Computing Law. Perspectives on a New Legal Discipline. Stockholm: Liber 1977 (thesis)
  9. The Freedom of the Press Act, EDP, and official documents. Report to the Swedish Ministry of Justice 1983 (in Swedish)
  10. Introduction to Law and Informatics. Stockholm: Norstedts 1984 (in Swedish)
  11. Access to Computer Recordings. Report to the Committee on Data and Publicity, 1988 (in Swedish, SOU 1988:64)
  12. The Law of Databases. Stockholm: IRI 1990 (in Swedish)
  13. From Data Protection to Knowledge Machines.
    Deventer: Kluwer 1990 (editor) /Introduction/
  14. The Jurist and the Computer.
    Introduction to Law and Informatics. 5th edition. Stockholm: Norstedts 1994 (in Swedish)
  15. Authors’ Rights and Users’ Freedom. On Present Day Concerns in the Copyright Field.
    In: Nordinfo Nordic Conference on Copyright Issues 1994. Helsinki: Nordinfo Publication 30, 1994
  16. Commercialization of Government Information in Sweden. In: Commercialization of Government Information. A comparative symposium 23 September 1993 under the auspices of the Commission of the European Communities. University of Tilburg 1994
    (Conference publication)
  17. Ett gemensamt europeiskt försvar. Visingsöseminarium “Bilder av det goda livet”, 1995
  18. Softwareschutz und Softwareverträge in Schweden. In: Die internationale Softwarevertrag. Red. H Ullrich & E Körner. Heidelberg: Verlag Recht und
    Wirtschaft 1995.
  19. Law and the Bit Business. In: Man and Information Technology. Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences International Symposium. Stockholm: IVA 1995
  20. Collected Essays in Law and Informatics.Stockholm: Faculty of Law Study Materials 1995
  21. Comments on the EC Data Protection Directive: The View from Sweden. In: Journal of Law and Information Technology, Issue One, 31 January 1996 (ISSN 1361-4169, http://elj.warwick.ac.uk/elj/jilt/)
  22. Borderline Technology. Its difficulties in a Swedish Perspective. CITRA Conference on Access to Information 1998
  23. Copyright, information technology and the edifice of knowledge. English translation of an article in the Yearbook of the Swedish Vitterhetsakademien 1998
  24. Upphovsrätten, informationstekniken och kunskapsbygget. I: Vitterhetsakademiens årsbok 1998.
  25. Tajming. Konsten att leva med många tider. Öppen föreläsning vid Stockholms universitet,  mars 1999
  26. Elektroniska affärer ur ett rättsligt perspektiv