Technology & the Law - 2024 Virtual Conference

Technology & the Law - 2024 Virtual Conference

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5 hours
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Chaired by Robert Bond, this live broadcast conference with a panel of leading experts offers a comprehensive update as to the current hot topics in this fast-moving area.

Each session will provide a full opportunity for questions and answers.

Conference Agenda

This live and interactive 5-hour conference will cover the following:

10am-11am: Data Protection for the Technology Sector

Chair: Robert Bond

This session will review the impact of data protection on the technology sector and will include:

  • Current and future UK law
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Duties of Controllers and Processors
  • Data subject rights
  • Compliance & risk assessments
  • International data transfers

Morning Break

11:10am-12:10pm: The Regulation of Artificial Intelligence

Jacob Turner, Fountain Court Chambers

This session will cover the regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI), covering the following areas:

  • Unique challenges raised by AI
  • AI and Intellectual Property
  • Developing international regulation, including the UK AI regulatory plan and the EU’s draft AI Act
  • Case study on explainable AI
  • Establishing AI ethics governance within an organisation

12:10pm-1:10pm: Quantum Computing

Rebecca Keating, 4 Pump Court

In this session, we will be exploring why should lawyers care about quantum computing.

  • What is a ‘quantum computer’?
  • Where we are now with quantum computing?
  • A legal perspective on errors, ‘uncrackable’ codes, blockchain and issues that could be a threat to the future
  • Current legal advice on IP issues, confidentiality issues and M&A advice

Break for lunch

2-3pm: Crypto Law - Regulation & Fraud

Karl Foster, Spencer West LLP

This session will provide a summary of recent regulatory and legislative developments within the crypto currency market and will cover the following:

  • Crystallization of risks
  • Fraud
    • Increasing transparency (5AMLD/US IIJA/OECD CARF/MICA)
    • Regulatory hostility towards exchanges
  • Government and regulator stance
    • Regulation, control and consumer protection
    • Regulatory action
    • Measures to increase adoption
  • Trends
    • Forum shopping
    • Self-custody

Afternoon break

3:15-4:15pm: Supply Chain and Vendor Management

Robert Bond

The reliance upon technology in so many products and services places obligations to ensure safety and security in goods and services. This session will consider:

  • EU Cyber Resilience Act
  • UK Product Security & Telecoms Infrastructure Bill
  • UK Online Safety Act
  • EU Digital Services Act
  • EU Digital Operational Resilience Act
  • GDPR requirements

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.