LAILEC 2024 - Beyond the Rules: Regulatory Frontiers in AI and Data


5 June - DataWeek

On 5 June, the second day of Data Week 2024 will be organised. This meeting’s main topics will gravitate around the legal and ethical aspects of data and AI (incl. automated compliance and ethics in foundation models).

6 June - LAILEC 2024

At LAILEC 2024, we will delve into the multifaceted realm of responsible AI governance and technology regulation, particularly given the EU AI Act's recent approval. Topics will include evaluating the suitability of various methodologies for AI Act compliance, identifying the most appropriate approaches for specific needs, and highlighting leading organizations in implementing responsible AI governance. Additionally, the discussion will explore innovative solutions such as policy prototyping and regulatory sandboxes which can address criticisms regarding the feasibility and adaptability of regulatory requirements. Furthermore, global perspectives on AI policy initiatives outside the EU, including those in the UK, US, China, and beyond, will be examined to assess potential impacts and lessons for EU AI policy, aiming to provide insights into international trends and the potential for regulatory convergence or divergence.

Given the growing importance of the role of data in the modern economy, recent years have witnessed a landmark transformation in the regulation of data sharing and re-use. Despite its complexity, the new regulatory data landscape is evolving primarily around building a trusted framework for both data subjects/data holders and data users to share data. During LAILEC 2024, we will take a critical look at the key regulations that constitute the foundation of data policy in the EU, with a specific emphasis on addressing the new challenges posed by the GDPR, Data Act, and Data Governance Act, and their implications for data contracts. A key focus of our discussions will be the exploration of common European data spaces. These infrastructures are designed to facilitate the secure and trustworthy sharing of data from across the EU, catering to various use cases, including the development of AI systems. Our exploration will extend further to scrutinize newly recognised actors in the evolving data sharing ecosystem, such as Data Intermediation Service Providers and Data Altruism Organisations.

Join us in Leuven on 6 June 2024 as we unravel the intricacies of these new regulations and their profound implications and collectively contribute to shaping the future landscape of AI and data governance in the European Union.

7 June - Legal Labs (incl. Ethical Policy Toolbox) and Research Colloquium

On 7 June, we will organize several legal labs on various topics. These labs will be primarily aimed at (legal) professionals and practitioners. The purpose of these labs is to share practical experience and expertise regarding specific legal and ethical challenges through smaller, interactive sessions. Registration will be necessary. One of the labs organised will be based on Ally.

Please note that a separate registration for the Ethical Policy Toolbox workshop is required!

The Research Colloquium on Law and Emerging Technologies 2024 will be taking place simultaneously in the same venue.

Park Inn by Radisson Leuven, Martelarenlaan 36, 3010 Leuven

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