Biography

Dr Scott Summers is a Lecturer in Law, and a faculty member of the Centre for Competition Policy, at the UEA Norwich Business School, where he is the module organiser for the following modules: (i) Business and Company Law; (ii) Practical Law for Managers; and (iii) Marketing: Social Responsibility and the Law.

Scott also sits on – and provides guidance and advice to – the UK Data Archive's Information Security Management Group (ISMG), around data protection and other key legislation impacting on the Archive's operations. In addition to these roles, Scott is also helping to advise Studious Digital Education around data protection considerations for their work.

Scott has written numerous pieces around data protection, data sharing and the UK criminal cartel offence. He has also responded to various consultations and has been quoted in the Telegraph.

Scott was formerly a Senior Research Data Services Officer at the UK Data Service where he advised researchers on legal and ethical considerations around depositing and sharing their research data. Whilst in this role Scott was also an Associate Tutor at the UEA Law School and an Occasional Lecturer at the University of Suffolk, where he taught on a diverse range of modules in Law.

His PhD thesis, entitled ‘EU Cartel Enforcement and its Compliance with Procedural Rights: How can its Effectiveness be Enhanced?’ (UEA Law School, 2011-2015), considered whether the European Commission's cartel enforcement policies comply with procedural rights and the rights enshrined within the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). In particular, it assessed the Commission's fining policy, leniency policy and direct settlement policy against the ECHR, procedural rights and the relevant jurisprudence. Further to this, the research considered whether the Commission applies its policies equally to undertakings in practice and how its effectiveness can be enhanced. 

 

You can follow Scott on Twitter at @DrScottSummers.

Scott’s publications can be accessed at https://uea.academia.edu/ScottSummers/.

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