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Artificial Intelligence


21 February 2019 – 22 February 2019 | Brussels
Annual Conference on EU Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector 2019

Legal challenges raised by emerging new technologies in the pharmaceutical sector

  • Competition and intellectual property law
  • Medical data and innovative technologies
  • Access to medicines in the context of Brexit

21 March 2019 – 22 March 2019 | Trier
Smart Contracts & Assignment of Claims

  • How do smart contracts function?
  • Are smart contracts legally binding?
  • Interpretation, performance and remedies
  • Property and warranty law issues
  • Hands-on experience: using blockchain technology in the financial sector
  • The position in respect of factoring
  • Rules for syndicated loans
  • Consequences for collateralisation and securitisation

15 April 2019 – 16 April 2019 | Brussels
Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

  • AI and democracy
  • Compliance and responsibility for human rights violations
  • Discrimination in AI
  • Right to privacy
  • Freedom of expression
  • Right to life
  • Right to a fair trial

9 September 2019 – 13 September 2019 | Trier
Summer Course on European Data Protection Law

  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) and e-Privacy Regulation: key new features
  • Protection of citizens’ digital rights in practice and available remedies
  • How to build a compliance strategy on personal data protection?
  • What is the role of Data Protection Officers (DPOs)?
  • Data protection authorities’ new tools for consistent GDPR implementation: One-Stop-Shop, new consistency mechanism, enforcement powers and harmonisation of sanctions, role of the new European Data Protection Board (EDPB)
  • The EU toolkit for international data transfers
  • Social media, big data, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI)

24 October - 25 October 2019 | Rome
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Criminal Justice System
  • What AI is and what judges and lawyers need to know
  • Robots causing harms practical issues for police investigations
  • AI in hospitals and criminal proceedings against nursing staff: case studies
  • Using AI in criminal intelligence
  • AI used to predict crimes
  • AI and the judicial system
  • The 2018 CEPEJ “European Ethical Charter on the Use of AI in Judicial Systems and their environment”

12 December 2019 – 13 December 2019 | Trier
Online Hate Speech: Legal Responses
  • Hate speech regulation and case law developments at international level
  • Assessment of harmful content
  • Clarity and foreseeability of hate speech legislation
  • Accountability for interpreting hate speech law
  • Balancing freedom of expression against other human rights
  • Political discourse v. hate speech
  • Liability exception regime under the e-Commerce Directive
  • Effective remedies and format of complaint procedures
  • Obtaining evidence after content removal
  • The role of trusted flaggers
  • Use of artificial intelligence in tackling hate speech