Valke - Peggy

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Peggy Valcke is full time research professor (BOFZAP) at K.U.Leuven and teaches media law in the advanced master in Intellectual Property Law at H.U.Brussel. She is the current director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI), which she joined in 1996. She is visiting professor at the University of Tilburg and member of the scientific committee of the Florence School of Regulation - Communications and Media. In 2006, she was visiting professor at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and lecturer in the Oxford/Annenberg Summer School. Prof. Valcke obtained her PhD in Law in 2003 with a dissertation on "Pluralism in a digital interactive media environment: Analysis of sector specific regulation and competition law" (published by Larcier, 2004, under the title "Digital Diversity - Convergence of Media, Telecommunications and Competition Law" - in Dutch). She also holds a postgraduate diploma EC Competition Law at King's College in London (2006). Her research interests lie in the study of the impact of digitization and convergence on the regulation of the info-communications sector (both content and transmission aspects), on the one hand, and the interaction between info-communications law and competition law, on the other hand. She has been involved in various research projects in the area of communications law, dealing with, for instance, legal aspects of user-generated content, mobile television, e-publishing and online journalism, public service broadcasting and state aid, co- and self-regulation in the media, privacy in electronic communications and social networks. Prof. Valcke has held several expert positions and has advised both public and private actors in Belgium and abroad, including the German Kommission zur Ermittlung der Konzentration im Medienbereich and the Austrian regulator RTR, on issues such as policy and regulation in the audiovisual and electronic communications sectors. She is a former member of the European Focus Groups for the revision of the Television without Frontiers Directive, of the Belgian Advisory Committee for Telecommunications, the Flemish Media Council and the Expert Committee for the analysis of market 18 by the Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel of the French Community in Belgium. She has worked as a policy advisor for the former Flemish media minister (Geert Bourgeois) and is currently a member of the Belgian Competition Council and the Flemish Media Regulator. Prof. Valcke is recognised as a leading European expert on media and communications law. She has been included in the 2010 Who's Who in the World, is a frequently invited speaker at conferences and expert workshops, and has published widely in national and international journals (in English, French, German and Dutch) on a broad range of topics relating to electronic communications law, media law and competition law. She is a member of the scientific committee of EuroCPR. She edits the International Encyclopaedia of Media Law and is a member of the editorial board of following journals: The Journal of Media Law (Hart Publishing), Computer, Law and Security Review (Elsevier), Journal of Information Policy (Fordham University), Computerrecht (Kluwer, Dutch-Belgian journal on law & informatics, from 2001 until 2010), Auteurs & Media (Larcier, Belgian bilingual journal on media and copyright law), Revue du Droit des Technologies de l’Information (Larcier, Belgian-French journal on law & ICT), TBH/RDC(Larcier, Belgian bilingual journal on commercial and economic law) and e-Competitions (journal, database and newsletter on national antitrust cases). She also participated in OfcomWatch (weblog about communications policy and regulation in the UK and Europe).