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2021 World Technology Law Conference

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

09:00 to 10:00 UTC

Substantive Legal Conversation: CyberCrime Committee

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15:00 to 16:00 UTC

Substantive Legal Conversation: Technology Sourcing Committee

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16:00 to 17:00 UTC

Substantive Legal Conversation: Young Lawyers Committee

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20:00 to 21:00 UTC

Substantive Legal Conversation: Artificial Intelligence Committee

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

14:00 to 15:00 UTC

Substantive Legal Conversation: Tech Mergers & Acquisitions Committee

Online (Zoom)

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16:00 to 17:00 UTC

Substantive Legal Conversation: Startup Committee

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21:00 to 22:00 UTC

Substantive Legal Conversation: Data Protection Committee

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Friday, June 4, 2021

14:00 to 15:00 UTC

Substantive Legal Conversation: Interactive Entertainment & Media Committee

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15:00 to 16:00 UTC

Substantive Legal Conversation: Dispute Resolution Committee

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

09:00 to 09:30 UTC

Networking Free Time - Get to know the virtual conference platform and talk with your colleagues!

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09:30 to 09:45 UTC

Presidential Welcome (Day 1)

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09:45 to 10:05 UTC

Keynote Speaker (Day 1)

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10:05 to 10:35 UTC

Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework 2021 Update

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In May 2019, ITechLaw published Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework, which is an in-depth review of eight policy principles related to ethical guideposts that encourage the responsible development, deployment, and use of artificial intelligence. The policy framework has garnered comments and questions, based on which we have made available a revised framework. Our panelists will discuss the most relevant updates of the Policy Framework including updates on:

  • Ethical Purpose and Societal Benefit (Principle 1)
  • Transparency and Explainability (Principle 3)
  • Open Data and Fair Competition (Principle 6).

To fully engage in the conversation, we suggest reviewing the updated framework which is available online for free at www.itechlaw.org/ResponsibleAI.

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10:35 to 10:50 UTC

Networking Break

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10:50 to 12:00 UTC

Session 1: Using AI to Identify

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The use of AI has been driven into the spotlight due to events at the United States Capitol, protests around the world, and general use by authorities giving rise to many legal and ethical concerns. This panel will focus on how AI and other technology-driven data such as biometric scanning and social media transactions are used in connection with surveillance and identification of individuals the legal limitations implemented by various jurisdictions including the United States and Europe.

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12:00 to 12:15 UTC

Networking Break

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12:15 to 13:25 UTC

Session 2: Platform Liability: Free Speech vs. Managed Censorship, and the Future of the Internet

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The current protections afforded to platform providers like Twitter and Facebook date back to the 1990s and shaped the Internet. Section 230 in the U.S., and similar provisions throughout much of the world, freed up platform providers to make content widely available without fear of (meaningful) liability - creating history’s largest public square for exchanging ideas. But in light of recent history, do we think the broad protection afforded to platform providers is: (i) responsible for everything that is wrong with the Internet; or (ii) all that stands between us and a much-diminished version of the Internet? Among other things, our expert panelists will discuss:

* support for and the backlash against these protections;
* legislative responses in the U.S., E.U. and elsewhere; and
* the future of the Internet.

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13:25 to 13:35 UTC

Networking Break

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13:35 to 14:35 UTC

Session 3: Schrems II Roundtable Discussion – Almost One Year Later, Let’s be Practical

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Sponsored by the ITechLaw In-House Counsel and Data Protection Committees

It has been almost a year since the Schrems II decision made global headlines by invalidating the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield program and calling into question other mechanisms that validate international data transfers from the EU. Since that time, the panel, composed of experts on applicable European Union, United Kingdom, and United States data protection laws and regulations, has dissected the decision and analyzed the subsequent steps that governments, regulators, and clients have taken to address compliance. Drawing on this experience, the panelists will, in a highly interactive informal session, discuss the advice they have been providing clients and share their respective opinions on how ITechLaw members might continue to counsel their own clients.

 

Speakers

Eugene Weitz, DXC Technology Managed Legal Solutions, United States, Moderator
Eugene Weitz is currently Managing Counsel with DXC Technology’s Managed Legal Solutions providing strategic guidance regarding global cybersecurity and digital transformation.  Prior to DXC, Eugene provided legal guidance on all aspects of Data Protection at DLA Piper as an independent attorney. Eugene also has served as General Counsel, Americas at SAI Global, Deputy General Counsel at Computer Sciences Corporation, Alcatel Lucent and Atos as General Counsel, responsible for North American and Asia-Pacific.

 

 

 

 

Ian De Freitas, Farrer & Co, United Kingdom
Ian De Freitas is a Partner with Farrer & Co. He has advised on a wide range of data privacy matters from compliance, regulatory investigations, and litigation perspectives. Ian has led projects establishing international data transfer mechanisms, in particular for clients in the technology, financial services, and professional services sectors.  He represented a client involved in one of the leading UK cases on unlawful sharing of personal data which encompassed dealing with an investigation by the Information Commissioner, appearing at a  Parliamentary Inquiry and defending Group litigation by the affected individuals.  

 

 

 

Miriam Farhi, Perkins Coie LLP, Italy
Miriam Farhi is a Partner at Perkins Coie LLP. She advises clients on issues relating to privacy and data security and regularly assists companies in developing data governance programs that comply with US and international privacy laws, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Miriam also has extensive experience negotiating commercial agreements that involve the transfer of personal data.

 

 

 

Leo Moore, William Fry, Ireland
Leo Moore is a partner at William Fry. For nearly 2 decades he has advised domestic and multi-national companies including leading technology companies, across the full spectrum of data protection and cybersecurity matters. He has extensive experience in advising on GDPR readiness and strategic governance programs, defence of prosecutions by the Data Protection Commission, and advising on data protection in commercial, technology, and outsourcing contracts.

 

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14:35 to 15:00 UTC

Platform Open for Networking

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16:00 to 16:15 UTC

Welcome to the Rebroadcast (Day 1)

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Thank you for joining the rebroadcast. Any sessions labeled "Chew and View" are a second viewing of the panel discussions from earlier in the conference to allow as many regions of the world to view the presentation. "Chew and View" sessions will incorporate live Q&A and speakers at the end of their session. All other sessions are being presented LIVE.

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16:15 to 17:45 UTC

"Chew and View" - Rebroadcast of Keynote and Session 1: Using AI to Identify

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Join ITechLaw as we rebroadcast a panel from earlier in the day for a wider audience! Although the session is recorded, speakers will be available live for additional Q&A and time will be provided for participants to discuss the topics in live breakout discussions. So bring your favorite food or beverage, and view the session with other attendees while discussing the program live.

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17:45 to 18:00 UTC

Networking Break

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18:00 to 19:00 UTC

Session 4: Tips & Tricks for successfully negotiating your ERP contract

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Your company has decided to adopt a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. It is now time to select the right vendor and negotiate the contract that will drive your business process improvements for the next 10 years. What is supposed to be a successful turning point, if not properly managed can cause serious problems. This workshop will address key contractual provisions, common vendor tactics, and strategies for negotiating a contract that increases the likelihood of implementation success, minimizes risk while preserving your ability to use the software with greater flexibility.

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19:00 to 19:15 UTC

Networking Break

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19:15 to 20:25 UTC

"Chew and View" - Rebroadcast of Session 2: Platform Liability: Free Speech vs. Managed Censorship, and the Future of the Internet

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Join ITechLaw as we rebroadcast a panel from earlier in the day for a wider audience! Although the session is recorded, speakers will be available live for additional Q&A and time will be provided for participants to discuss the topics in live breakout discussions. So bring your favorite food or beverage, and view the session with other attendees while discussing the program live.

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20:25 to 21:00 UTC

Platform Open for Networking

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

10:00 to 11:00 UTC

Session 5: A New Era of Regulating Social Media – A continued discussion

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Over the last year, most of our personal and professional interactions have been over some form of social media or the other. It is not surprising then that social media platforms have had a huge impact on polarizing viewpoints and regulating information flows around events like the COVID-19 crisis and elections around the world. Governments worldwide are taking note of the influence of social media and legislating to limit the extent of this influence. During the ITechLaw 2021 International India Summit, a panel of experts discussed this new regulation, including the recent rules introduced in India, Germany, and the U.S. In Part 2 of that program, panelists will continue to discuss the question: Are we going too far or not far enough?

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11:00 to 12:00 UTC

Networking Reception for Asia/Europe Time Zone

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One of three receptions available during the conference to ensure all attendees can informally network together! Feel free to join no matter what time it is where you are located!

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12:00 to 13:00 UTC

In-House Counsel Meeting

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13:00 to 14:00 UTC

I-WIN Meeting: Unconscious Bias Related to AI – Challenges for lawyers and specialists

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14:00 to 14:30 UTC

Networking Break

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14:30 to 14:40 UTC

Welcome Remarks (Day 2)

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14:40 to 15:00 UTC

Keynote Speaker (Day 2)

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15:00 to 16:10 UTC

Session 6: Big Tech Under the Anti-Trust/Competition Microscope

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In several countries, Big Tech has been under serious investigation by anti-trust/competition authorities. Most recently, legal action has been taken against several global Big Tech enterprises, with the possibility of their being broken up, subject to regulatory restrictions or having to pay large penalties. This highly experienced panel will address what technology law practitioners need to know for their day-to-day work about recent anti-trust/competition law developments.

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16:10 to 16:25 UTC

Networking Break

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16:25 to 17:35 UTC

Session 7: Think Global - Process Local: Is Data Localization the New Normal?

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With new privacy laws implemented around the globe, data localization requirements, extended territorial outreach, and often substantial restrictions on international data transfers are on the rise. Can companies provide or use international data services in this increasingly national privacy environment? Are territorial cluster solutions the consequence of these developments or is there still room for international (cloud) solutions? An international expert panel will provide overviews of the situation in particular in Europe and Asia-Pacific and discuss the impact of data localization requirements on international privacy strategies

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17:35 to 17:50 UTC

Networking Break

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17:50 to 18:50 UTC

Session 8: Privacy Claims / Litigating Regulatory Fines

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18:50 to 20:00 UTC

Networking Reception for Europe/Americas Time Zone

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One of three receptions available during the conference to ensure all attendees can informally network together! Feel free to join no matter what time it is where you are located!

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22:00 to 23:00 UTC

Networking Reception for Americas/Asia Time Zone

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One of three receptions available during the conference to ensure all attendees can informally network together! Feel free to join no matter what time it is where you are located!

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23:00 to 23:10 UTC

Welcome Remarks (Day 3)

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 to Thursday, June 10, 2021

23:10 to 00:20 UTC

"Chew and View" - Rebroadcast of Session 7: Think Global - Process Local: Is data Localization the New Normal?

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Join ITechLaw as we rebroadcast a panel from earlier in the day for a wider audience! Although the session is recorded, speakers will be available live for additional Q&A and time will be provided for participants to discuss the topics in live breakout discussions. So bring your favorite food or beverage, and view the session with other attendees while discussing the program live.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

00:20 to 00:30 UTC

Networking Break

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00:30 to 01:40 UTC

Session 9: Beyond Cryptocurrency - Legal Issues with NFTs and the Commercialization of Blockchain Technology

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Now that the ICO craze has died down, blockchain companies are focusing on deploying commercial applications including the rapid rise of NFTs.  This panel will provide an update on the new blockchain technologies that have been developed including new consensus protocols and oracle technologies, provide an overview of NFTs, smart contracts, and other commercial developments in the space, and cover the key legal issues relevant to commercializing these technologies.

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09:00 to 10:00 UTC

Session 10: A Deep Dive into a Trial Judge’s Ruling About a Failed Technology Implementation

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In 2021, The UK’s Technology and Construction Court issued a lengthy decision arising from the termination of a contract for a new information technology system. This panel will address what a judge thought about contractual provisions common to many technology agreements, the parties’ maneuverings once project problems arose and how a court synthesizes the words on a page with the project implementation actions of human beings.

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12:20 to 12:30 UTC

Welcome to the Rebroadcast (Day 3)

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Thank you for joining the rebroadcast. Any sessions labeled "Chew and View" are a second viewing of the panel discussions from earlier in the conference to allow as many regions of the world to view the presentation. "Chew and View" sessions will incorporate live Q&A and speakers at the end of their session. All other sessions are being presented LIVE.

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13:30 to 13:45 UTC

Networking Break

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13:45 to 14:55 UTC

Session 11: Big Data and Healthcare Technology

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Digital transformation is revolutionizing the collection and commercialization of healthcare data, driving new business models, and accelerating the development of eye-opening new treatments.  This session will explore how healthcare data is increasingly multi-sourced, developed and enhanced, by means of AI and otherwise; and examine the cutting-edge commercial models and novel application of legal principles that have grown around the trend.

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14:55 to 15:10 UTC

Networking Break

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15:10 to 16:10 UTC

Session 12: A Deep Dive into a Trial Judge’s Ruling About a Failed Technology Implementation

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In 2021, The UK’s Technology and Construction Court issued a lengthy decision arising from the termination of a contract for a new information technology system. This panel will address what a judge thought about contractual provisions common to many technology agreements, the parties’ maneuverings once project problems arose and how a court synthesizes the words on a page with the project implementation actions of human beings.

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16:10 to 16:20 UTC

Networking Break

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16:20 to 17:20 UTC

Session 13: A European Approach to Regulating AI: The Next GDPR?

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The European Commission has recently released a “Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonized rules on artificial intelligence”, being the first attempt to define a comprehensive regulatory framework for AI, dealing with essential aspects such as the definition of high-risk applications, regulatory obligations for providers of AI systems, fines, the post-market monitoring, and the possible creation of a new AI Board. This workshop will explore the first impression on the substance of the proposed regulation, its risk-based approach, possible fines, extraterritorial approach, and whether this could trigger more or less innovation around AI.

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17:20 to 17:30 UTC

Networking Break

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17:30 to 18:30 UTC

Session 14: Tech Subject Matter Expert  

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“I’ve got a new deal, can you help?” This workshop will address trends in tech-focused mergers and acquisitions and finding solutions for intellectual property issues often encountered in general corporate transactions.

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18:40 to 19:30 UTC

Closing Reception / Remarks

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