This blog was created by two legal professionals with the aim of exploring key issues in the Law of the Horse – a concept coined by Frank Easterbook in his seminal essay on why the University of Chicago did not offer a course in Internet Law. Essentially, it examines the regulation of technology and how it impacts organisations – including copyright, data protection, artificial intelligence, information technology and particularly internet law (whatever that may mean; we’re looking at you, Easterbrook).


Hernán Romero-Dutschmann

Hernán is a bilingual intelligence and investigations professional with experience in privacy law, corporate investigations and intellectual property. To date he has assumed roles within a variety of corporate and strategic intelligence practices. He has been published in a leading privacy law digest, served as an assistant editor to the corporate and legal journal Data Protection Leader (formerly Data Protection Law & Policy) and conducted numerous investigations into illicit or non-compliant businesses from the perspectives of integrity risk, data management and content protection. Currently, in the day-to-day, his work informs decision-makers usually involved in time-sensitive and contentious matters of criminal and civil copyright infringement.

Hernán holds an LL.B from the University of Edinburgh and an LL.Dip from BPP University in London.


  • OSINT gathering and analysis
  • Scenario planning
  • Enhanced due diligence / political risk
  • Privacy, Corporate and Intellectual Property law

Kaveh Cope-Lahooti

Kaveh is a Data Protection Consultant at Gemserv and is involved in delivering GDPR implementation projects and outsourced data protection officer solutions to several FTSE 250 clients, as well as providing executive risk management support from initial data mapping/data discovery to deploying risk treatment strategies and controls. Kaveh has several years’ experience in the data industry, in roles varying from developing compliance tools to help organisations comply with data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) and breach notification obligations to working with industry and advisory organisations to shape the regulation of communications interception and net neutrality. He is currently working on providing assurance and governance solutions to organisations involved in the deployment of AI and machine-learning systems.

Kaveh holds an LL.B from King’s College London and an LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from the London School of Economics.


  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • E-commerce and Marketing
  • Risk Management
  • Artificial Intelligence

Abhay Soorya

Abhay Soorya is a Technical Consultant in the Connected Devices Team at Gemserv. His experience spans a range of technical skills – software development, quantitative data analysis, and task automation – as well as commercial decision making in technology companies.

After graduating, Abhay built the automated trading infrastructure for a finance start-up and led product management in consumer electronics. In these roles, he secured funding from external investors, researched and built data analyses models, conducted market & consumer research, and informed procurement decisions through data-driven insights. He has also researched scientific issues for a range of organizations – BMW, CERN, Deloitte, RollsRoyce – to improve their commercial efficiencies. At present, he is most interested in the intersection of energy, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT), which in his opinion, will be the next technological revolution!

He holds a Masters in Engineering, Economics & Management (M.Eng) with honours from Oxford University, and is looking forward to using his skills in varied technical and commercial contexts.


  • Technical Device Assurance
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Software Development
  • Data Security

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