Online Mediation, Secure Platforms and Blockchain Based Technology

This is a preview of the lecture that Prof. Luca Dal Pubel will hold in Leipzig on June 26th, 2019  within the European Conference on Mediation in Cross-Border Succession Conflicts:

Dispute resolution professionals have an ethical obligation to protect the confidentiality of the information shared by the parties in mediation, arbitration, and other dispute resolution processes. Hence, the use of free and open tools like email, Skype, and other types of online communication in ADR and ODR is a cause for concern. In fact, such tools do not guarantee effective protection to confidential and private information. With the recent growth and developments of Online Dispute Resolution, there is a need for transparent, secure, and convenient platforms. The first part of this presentation will address issues related to confidentiality and privacy and investigate the risks of using email, mobile phones, video calls and conferencing in Online Mediation. The second part will look at examples of successful and secure platforms for Online Mediation and Arbitration. Finally, it will be claimed that a use of ODR through platforms built on the Blockchain would increase security, transparency and privacy of dispute resolutions processes.

The European Conference on Mediation in Cross-Border Succession Conflicts is a possibility for mediators and jurists to get in contact and exchange experience in the field of succession conflicts. It also provides a venue for giving and receiving constructive feedback on research in progress, networking and discussions for the advancement of mediation across Europe.


For detailed agenda of the conference and registration please click HERE



About the Author:

Prof. Luca Dal Pubel is a Conflict Resolution and Online Dispute Resolution practitioner and researcher. He teaches courses on Mediation, Arbitration, and Alternative Dispute Resolution for the International Security and Conflict Resolution program and Political Science at San Diego State University. He is a PhD Candidate at Open University of Catalunya. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of Digital Justice, Online Dispute Resolution, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Conflict Resolution.