Faye Fangfei Wang



Dr Faye Fangfei Wang is Senior Lecturer in law (2011- ) at Brunel Law School (BLS) and convenor of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Cyberlaw Section (2009- ) in the UK. She is currently the School representative for students’ appeals, complaints and disciplinary cases (2013-14). She was also Director for Undergraduate Studies (2011-12) at the BLS. She has held academic positions such as lecturer, senior lecturer and co-Director for an established IP research centre since 2007 prior to joining the BLS. 

Dr Wang specialises in cyberlaw, most particularly from the private law perspective, covering the topics of contract law, commercial law, private international law, online dispute resolution, privacy, data protection and digital IP Rights. 

Dr Wang is also the author of four monographs:



  1. Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions, Routledge, 2nd Edition, 2014;
  2. Internet Jurisdiction and Choice of Law, Cambridge University Press, 2010;
  3. Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions, Routledge, 2010; and
  4. Online Dispute Resolution, Chandos publishing, 2008.


LLB Law, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS), China
Diploma in Computer Science & Application, GDUFS
LLM Commercial Law, University of Aberdeen
PhD Law, University of Southampton

Research area(s)

  • Cyberlaw
  • Private International Law
  • Online Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • Contract; Intellectual property
  • International trade law
  • Internet law
  • Privacy and data protection

Membership and affiliation


Cyberlaw Section, Society of Legal Scholars UK

External Examiner

Department of Law & Criminology, Aberystwyth University

Legal advisor

Feasibility Study on Statistical Methods on Internet as a Source of Data Gathering (SMART 2010/0030), European Commission


“Regulation of Internet Jurisdiction for B2B Commercial Transactions: EU and US compared”, the 7th Kyushu University Annual Law Conference – Regulatory Hybridization in the Transnational Sphere, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 11-12 February 2012;

"Protecting Information Privacy on the Internet: Legal Framework in the EU”, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Spring Symposium 2010 - Intelligent Information Privacy Management, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA, 22-24 March 2010;

“Error in Electronic Communications: An Update on International Legal Developments”, 2009 ITechLaw Annual Meeting & World Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA, 14-15 May 2009.



Contract Law;
International Commercial Arbitration;
Internet Law;
Tort Law;
European Intellectual Property Law

Research supervision

Dr Wang welcomes applications from prospective doctoral students in the following areas (non-exhaustive)::
; Cyberlaw (Law and Technology from any legal discipline); Private International Law (Jurisdiction and Choice of Law, Comparative Studies); Intellectual Property Law (Trade Marks and Copyrights); Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Mediation); Commercial Law (Sale of Goods)

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Wang, F.   (2015)   'The Incorporation of Terms into Commercial Contracts: A Reassessment in the Digital Age'. Journal of Business Law. pp. 87 - 119. Download publication 

Wang, F.   (2014)   'CJEU Site-blocking Orders: Case Note for UPC Telekabel Wien GmbH v Constantin Film Verleih GmbH and Wega Filmproducktionsgesellschaft mbH (Case C-314/12, 27 March 2014)'. Journal of Intellectual Property Forum. pp. 89 - 94. 

Wang, F.   (2014)   'The ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Ruling for Data Privacy Protection: Case note for Google Spain SL and Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD) and Mario Costeja González (CJEU Case C-131/12, 13 May 2014)'. Journal of Intellectual Property Forum. pp. 96 - 105. 

Wang, F.   (2013)   'Jurisdiction and cloud computing: Further challenges to Internet jurisdiction'. European Business Law Review, 24 (5).  pp. 589 - 616. Download publication 

Wang, F.   (2012)   'IP and Cloud Computing: The Progress of a Digital Agenda for Europe'. Journal of Intellectual Property Forum. pp. 92 - 94. 

Wang, F.   (2012)   'Data Protection, Jurisdiction and Cloud Computing: The Proposal of the General Data Protection Regulation'. Journal of Intellectual Property Forum. pp. 98 - 102. 

Wang, F.   (2012)   'Response to Public Consultation on Procedures for Notifying and Acting on Illegal Content hosted by Online Intermediaries'. Journal of Intellectual Property Forum. pp. 93 - 98. Download publication 

Wang, F.   (2011)   'Liability of Internet Service Providers for the Sale of Counterfeit Goods: Commentaries on L’Oréal and Others v eBay'. Journal of Intellectual Property Forum. pp. 80 - 84. 

Wang, F.   (2011)   'Personal Data Breach Notification System in the European Union: Interpretation of “without undue delay”'. European Business Law Review, 22 (6).  pp. 741 - 757. Download publication 

Wang, F.   (2011)   'Online Copyright Enforcement and Data Privacy Protection'. Journal of Intellectual Property Forum. pp. 97 - 100. 

Wang, F.   (2010)   'Can Lego Brick be registered as a Community Trade Mark?'. Journal of Intellectual Property Forum. pp. 98 - 102. 

Wang, F.  and Griffiths, N.   (2010)   'Protecting Privacy in Automated Transaction Systems: A Legal and Technological Perspective in the EU'. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 24 (2).  pp. 153 - 162. 

Wang, F.   (2008)   'E-Confidence: Offer and Acceptance in Online Contracting'. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 22 (3).  pp. 271 - 278. 

Wang, F.   (2008)   'Obstacles and Solutions to Internet Jurisdiction: A Comparative Analysis of the EU and US Laws'. Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology, 3 (4).  pp. 233 - 241. Download publication 

Wang, F.   (2006)   'Domain Names Management and Legal Protection'. International Journal of Information Management, 26 (2).  pp. 116 - 127. 

Wang, F.   (2004)   'Another Consideration about Legal System of Electronic Authentication (对电子认证法律制度的再思考)'. Forward Position in Economics 经济前沿, 2-3 pp. 105 - 108. 


Wang, F.   (2014) Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions: Contemporary Issues in the EU, US and China, 2nd Edition. Oxford:  Routledge 

Wang, F.   (2010) Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions: Contemporary Issues in the EU, US and China. Oxford:  Routledge 

Wang, F.   (2010) Internet Jurisdiction and Choice of Law: Legal Practices in the EU, US and China. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press 

Wang, F.   (2008) Online Dispute Resolution: Technology, Management and Legal Practice from an International Perspective.  Chandos Publishing 

Book chapters

Wang, F.  (2013)   'Regulation of Internet Jurisdiction for B2B Commercial Transactions: EU and US compared', in Jurčys, P. , Kjaer, P.  and Yatsunami, R. (eds.) Regulatory Hybridization in the Transnational Sphere.  Martinus Nijhoff Publishers / Brill Academic Publishing pp. 99 - 124. 

Wang, F.  (2011)   'Consumer Privacy Protection in the European Union: Legislative Reform driven by Current Technological Challenges', in Yee, G. (ed.) Privacy Protection Measures and Technologies in Business Organizations: Aspects and Standards.  IGI Global pp. 331 - 349. 

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