The TikTok event has caused great attention in China and in the United States by displaying the intertwining law, politics, and governance. Amid this event, a significant legal issue—the tension between data security and international investment—emerged. While the international investment legal regime aims to protect foreign investment, sovereign states concern over their security, including data security. How to address the tension between data security and international investment? By exploring the saga of TikTok, this lecture elaborates on the issue of data security and international investment and proposes a compensation-based approach to this issue.

Bio:

Ji Ma is a DPhil in Law (PRS) Candidate at Oxford, and he earned his LL.M. from Yale Law School, Juris Doctor and Juris Master from Peking University School of Transnational Law. Following his LL.M. at Yale, he was a resident fellow for the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, and a lead instructor for the Yale Young Global Scholars. His interests are in multinational corporations, international economic law, and national security. His articles have appeared or will appear in the Michigan State International Law Review, Transnational Dispute Management, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and as book chapters published by Springer & Routledge.

 

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