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DDfV scientific director Jeroen van den Hoven gave the keynote remarks at the sixth annual Justice Stephen Breyer Lecture on International Law of the Brookings Institute. Topic was ‘Digital technology in the age of artificial intelligence: A comparative perspective’. His lecture was followed by a panel discussion on transparency, data protection, privacy, and consumers’ rights, drawing from Europe’s experiences implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Digital technology in the age of artificial intelligence: A comparative perspective
The sixth annual Justice Stephen Breyer Lecture on International Law

Policymakers around the world are grappling with how to manage the effects of current and future digital technologies on society, particularly in the areas of privacy, free expression, and other fundamental freedoms. The experience to date with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has generated questions on how greater transparency and notice to internet users can effectively protect privacy. Meanwhile, U.S. regulators and Congress are actively considering similar steps to strengthen data protection and penalize social media companies for transgressing consumers’ rights.

Hosted by the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, the sixth annual Justice Stephen Breyer Lecture on International Law examined these issues at the intersection of comparative law, technology, ethics, and human rights. Jeroen van den Hoven, professor of ethics and technology at Delft University of Technology and scientific director of the DDfV Institute, gave keynote remarks.

He was then be joined for a panel discussion by Cameron Kerry, former general counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce and distinguished fellow at Brookings, and Bilyana Petkova, assistant professor of international and European law at Maastricht University and fellow-in-residence at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Nicol Turner Lee, fellow in the Brookings Center for Technology Innovation, moderated the discussion. After the program, the speakers answered questions from the audience.

Program

Introduction

  • Ted Piccone, Senior Fellow and Charles W. Robinson Chair, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution
  • Saskia Bruines, Deputy Mayor, The Hague, The Netherlands

Keynote remarks

  • Jeroen van den Hoven, Professor of Ethics and Technology, Delft University of Technology

Panel

  • Cameron Kerry, Ann R. and Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
  • Bilyana Petkova, Fellow-in-Residence, Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Moderator: Nicol Turner Lee, Fellow, Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution

Source of this news item: website Brookings Institute