Dr Jiahong Chen

School of Law

Lecturer in Law

Deputy Director of EDI

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Dr Jiahong Chen
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
S3 7ND

I joined the University of Sheffield in June 2021 as a Lecturer in Law. Previously I worked at the University of Nottingham as a Research Fellow in IT Law, and before that, completed my PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

My research focuses on the intersection between law and technology, in particular data protection law, cybersecurity law, law and AI, data ethics and internet regulation. I have recently been working on funded interdisciplinary projects on the privacy and social implications of using personal data in the contexts of smart homes and payment systems. My work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and cited by policymakers.

During my time in Nottingham and Edinburgh I taught a range of LLB and LLM courses, including Information Technology Law, European Data Protection Law, and Consumer and Marketing Law.


PhD, University of Edinburgh; LLM, China University of Political Science and Law; LLB, China University of Political Science and Law

Research interests

Data Protection Law
Cybersecurity Law
Law and AI
Data Ethics
Internet Regulation



Journal articles




  • Li W & Chen J (2023) From Brussels Effect to Gravity Assists: Understanding the Evolution of the GDPR-Inspired Personal Information Protection Law in China. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities


  • Contemporary Issues in Law and Justice
  • Consumer Law


  • Information Technology Law
  • Data Privacy and Governance