Sean Chen is the former Legal Fellow at the Wikimedia Foundation (Class of 2019 Fall and 2020 Spring, Summer Terms) after receiving his LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law in 2019, where his studies focused on Competition, Innovation, and Information Law. Prior to his graduate study at NYU Law, he obtained his first law degree from the Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan).
He is a licensed attorney in New York State, specializing in data privacy law, information law, intellectual property law, and free speech issues. He currently serves as a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group at the Taiwan Internet Governance Forum. He also participated in the research sprint about digital identity held by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University last October to December to explore digital identity’s ethical, human rights, and societal impacts in times of crisis.
During the time he relocated back to Taiwan in late 2020, he began his research project about the conflict between transparency and privacy in the governance of privacy in online creation communities, advised by Professor Florencia Marotta-Wurgler and Professor Katherine Jo Strandburg (Post LLM Study). He joined Deloitte’s Privacy and Data Protection Team in the Risk Advisory Department from 2021 to 2022, where he worked as a Senior Data Privacy Consultant to audit data protection reviews and draft compliant policy and procedure documents related to local and international privacy laws.