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Qifan Yang joined the project LeADS- European Training Network on Legality Attentive Data Scientists in November 2021 as an Early-Stage Researcher. She will be conducting research activities on the topic of Reciprocal interplay between competition law and privacy in the digital revolution (ESR1) within this framework of the National Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence, under the supervision of Professor Giovanni Comande'. In addition to her research for LeADS, she is a researcher in the LIDER Laboratory at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa and a Ph.D. student in the National Doctorate in Artificial Intelligence. She holds a European Master in Law and Economics (joint degree), a Bachelor of Law, a Bachelor of Economics, and a Chinese legal professional qualification certificate A.


Qifan's key research area is comparative data law and competition law. Her previous work pays more attention to the legal liability framework and regulations of market behaviour with the intervention of digital technologies. She also works on the legal regimes of data protection and modes of data governance, especially the reflections and impacts of data protection regulation on competition dynamics.



Reciprocal interplay between competition law and privacy: The impact of GDPR on the market value of big firms, Conference on Data Sciences and EU Regulations, 06-December, 2022.

Personal Data Wavering between Privacy and Efficiency: Is Propertization a Good Answer?, China Economic Law Annual Conference, 3rd&4th December, 2022.

Data Property Rights and Data Trading System, Symposium on Frontier of Smart Nomocracy, 12th&13th November, 2022.

Reciprocal interplay between competition law and privacy in the digital revolution, 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI2022), 17-June, 2022.