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ILPC Annual Conference 2023 Human in the Machine: Digital Rights and AI


23 November 2023, 10.15-18:00 (in-person)
24 November 2023, 9.00-12:45 (online)

The ILPC’s 8th Annual Conference will explore the impact of policymaking on systems concerning human-data interaction, automated and self-learning systems, including generative AI, that are increasingly used across society. Particularly the implications of these systems for the rights and responsibilities of individuals and organisations. All panels will address the development and future of these developments for regulation, policymaking, and governance within the UK, Europe, and internationally. 

Keynote speakers include:

• Kingsley Abbott  Leading Human Rights Barrister and Director (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)
• Jeremias Adams-Prassl  Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Research (University of Oxford)
• Natalie Byrom  Director of Justice Lab
• Fanny Coudert  Sector Head of Area of Freedom, Justice & Security (European Data Protection Supervisor) 
• Kashmir Hill Technology Reporter, New York Times   
• Christopher Millard   Professor of Privacy and Information Law (Queen Mary University of London)
• Graham Smith   Of Counsel (Bird and Bird)
• Steve Woods    Former Deputy Information Commissioner, ICO

Topics to be covered:

• AI technologies and innovation
• Biometric identification and surveillance
• End-to-end encryption and data security
• UK Data Protection and Digital Information Bill
• EU AI Act
• Algorithmic bias and human oversight
• AI and predictive policing

The ILPC Annual Conference will also include the ILPC Annual Lecture 2023 and the ILPC is delighted to announce that Robert Spano, former President of the European Court of Human Rights, will be delivering this year’s Annual Lecture. Robert is Partner in the London office of Gibson Dunn. He is a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Oxford and a tenured Professor of Law, University of Iceland. Robert is an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple and has published extensively in the areas of international dispute resolution, public international law, digital rights, and human rights law. During his time at the Strasbourg Court, he took part in deciding some of the leading landmark cases examining digital rights, mass surveillance, national security, online content moderation and freedom of expression, such as Delfi v Estonia (2015) and Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom (2021).

Attendance (in-person and online) will be free thanks to the support of the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) and our sponsors. 

Download Draft Programme here (pdf)

More details on previous related events can be found on the Information Law & Policy Centre blog here.

All welcome: This event is free, but booking is required. Details about how to join the virtual event (24 November) will be circulated via email to registered attendees closer to the event date.