4th International Research Forum on Law and ICT/IP, Nov 5-6, 2015

The 4th Göttingen International Research Forum on Law and ICT/IP is funded by “Klaus-Imhülsen-Stiftung“  and will take place on November 5-6, 2015. The idea of the colloquium is to give young researchers in the field of intellectual property law as well as ICT law the opportunity to present the results of their scientific work and research to other young researchers as well as senior researchers in the field in order to discuss their topics and obtain valuable feedback for their further research work. View program.

Bridging the Digital Divide, Jan 19, 2016

Bridging the Digital Divide: Ensuring High-Speed and Quality Internet in Europe Beyond 2020 will take place on Tuesday 19th January, 2016 at Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre.

In the era of fast and ultra-fast internet, the European Union has set ambitious objectives in order to keep pace with world leaders such as South Korea and Japan. As part of the Europe 2020 strategy, the Digital Agenda drafted by the European Commission aims at providing download rates of at least 30 Mbps for all its citizens across Europe as well as to reach a target of 50% of European households subscribing to internet connections above 100 Mbps by 2020. The Commission’s Communication on a Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe (May 2015) reinforces the role of high-speed, secure and affordable digital networks as the main driver for digital products and services to flourish.

Source: Publicpolicyexchange.co.uk

SCAI 2015, Nov 5-6, 2015

SCAI 2015 is the 13th Scandinavian AI conference and it will be held at the Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden, on the 5th and 6th of November, 2015.

The first SCAI conference was held in 1988 in Tromsø, Norway. It has since then been held in Nordic countries. Although its primary function is to assemble researchers from the Nordic countries, it has constantly attracted a rather international participation.

Source: CAI 2015 – Högskolan i Halmstad

Conference on Responsible Use of Open Data in Government and the Private Sector, Nov 19-20, 2015

The Conference on Responsible Use of Open Data: Government and the Private Sector, to be held at New York University on November 19-20, 2015 is co-organized by BCLT and NYU’s Information Law Institute and Department of Media, Culture and Communication. The event continues and expands the issues addressed by the April 2015 BCLT event Open Data: Addressing Privacy, Security, and Civil Rights Challenges Symposium. We are delighted that Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki, the City of New York Chief Analytics Officer and in charge of the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics has agreed to open the conference in the afternoon of November 19th.

Source: www.law.berkeley.edu/centers/bclt/upcoming-events/november-2015-open-data-toward-responsible-uses

Liane Colonna’s Final Seminar, Dec 11, 2015

IRI’s Doctoral student Liane Colonna will hold her final seminar “Legal Implications of Data Mining: Assessing the European Union’s Data Protection Principles in Light of the United States Government’s National Intelligence Data Mining Practices”, on December 11, 2015, at 10-12 in the Faculty Room, Stockhom University.

Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg i Fores vetenskapliga råd för Digitala Samhället

Tankesmedjan Fores tillsätter ett vetenskapligt råd för Digitala Samhället-programmet. Rådet ska bidra till att utveckla den vetenskapliga förankringen och programmets huvudinriktning. Fores kommer att stämma av projektidéer, tilltänkta författare och liknande med rådet, vars första sammanträde är i oktober. En av rådets ledamöter är Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, professor i rättsinformatik vid Stockholms universitet.

– Med ett vetenskapligt och ämnesöverskridande råd som kopplar samman digitaliseringen med samhällsutveckling höjer vi kvaliteten på arbetet ytterligare. Detta råd blir ett värdefullt stöd som bidrar till mer relevant forskning och utvecklar debatten om digitaliseringen i Sverige, säger Rikard Linde som leder Fores program för det Digitala samhället.
Under 2015 handlar Digitala Samhället-programmets verksamhet främst om integritetsfrågor, öppna data samt transparens.

Fores har nu tillsatt råd för alla fyra program: Ekonomiska reformer och Entreprenörskap, Klimat och Miljö, Migration och Integration samt nu Digitala Samhället. Råden fattar inte beslut och tar inte på sig ansvar för Fores verksamhet eller publikationer. Tillsättningen av ledamöter görs på vetenskaplig grund med fokus på ämnesexpertis.

Rådet består av:
  • Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, Professor i rättsinformatik, Ämnesföreståndare, Institutet för rättsinformatik vid Stockholms Universitet
  • Marcin de Kaminski, Ämnesföreträdare yttrandefrihet och ICT på Sida, doktorand i rättssociologi vid Lunds Universitet
  • Pär Lannerö, styrelseledamot i Internet Society – Sweden chapter (ISOC-SE), konsult digital hållbarhet på Metamatrix
  • Markus Bylund, doktor i datalogi, forskningsledare SICS Swedish ICT
  • Jonas Andersson Schwarz, doktor i medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap, Södertörns högskola

The Fourth PI.lab Congress, Dec 11, 2015

The fourth PI.lab congress will take place on December 11, 2015. This year’s theme is “Privacy as Opportunity”. We are extremely happy tohave Joe Cannataci, UN’s Special Rapporteur on Privacy, as our keynotespeaker this year. Renowned speakers and two panels will further addressthe theme from the scientific and societal perspective.

Source: PI.lab

2016 Annual Conference, Harvard Law School, May 6

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School has announced plans for its 2016 annual conference, entitled: “Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics.”  The conference is organized in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and the Health Ethics and Policy Lab, University of Zurich.

The conference will be held on May 6, 2016, at Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Source: the 2016 Annual Conference: Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics

Seminarium: Skärpta krav på informationssäkerhet

Det finns över 300 statliga myndigheter som alla måste kunna skydda den information som anförtros dem från att till exempel förstöras eller komma i orätta hander. Regeringens utredare Erik O. Wennerström presenterar sitt betänkande Informations- och cybersäkerhet i Sverige med förslag om en strategi och en rad åtgärder för säker information i staten.

Läs mer på Svenska föreningen för IT & juridik | ADBJ

Nordic Conference on Legal Informatics, Nov 18-20, 2015

The traditional Nordic Conference is going to take place in Arktikum, Rovaniemi, on November 18- 20 2015. The conference has been regurarly held since 1980’s and this year’s theme will be Digitalization: Our Door to the Future – The Legislative and Scientific Challenges.

Source: The Nordic Conference on Legal Informatics 2015.

Will Artificial Intelligence Favor Conservative Legal Theorists? | Big Law Business

If computers replace human lawyers anytime soon, it is more likely to benefit politically conservative legal philosophies, such as the one embraced by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, than liberal philosophies – purely due to idiosyncrasies in the way the dominant technology works, a new paper argues.

Source: Will Artificial Intelligence Favor Conservative Legal Theorists? | Big Law Business

Jonas Ekfeldt in Dagens Juridik

Doctoral student Jonas Ekfeldt talks about digital evidence in a show (Swedish) in Dagens Juridik.

Vår vardag är mer digitaliserad än vad många förstår. Vad vi än gör så lämnar vi digitala spår efter oss – spår som kan användas som bevisning inom inte bara straffrätten utan också civilrätten. Men vad kan man göra, vad får man göra – och vilket bevisvärde har det?

View the show.

 

Seminar on ICT and Integrity at Almedalen

Doctoral student Daniel Westman speaks at a seminar on ICT and integrity at Almedalen, Gotland. In the year 2030, people won’t use mobile phones  anymore. Instead our bodies will be digitally connected to integrated communication systems all the time. People can reach information and be reached whenever and wherever. Read more (Swedish only) on http://www.ey.com/SE/sv/Newsroom/PR-activities/Almedalen-2015-program—Kommunikation.

 

Reduced and Simplified Reporting Requirments on Businesses

Professor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, IRI’s Board Member and Inquiry Chair, presented a final report on Reduced and Simplified Reporting Requirments on Businesses to the Swedish government on March 30. The report has already resulted in e-government services.

More information on Government Offices of Sweden and Reduced and Simplified Reporting Requirments on Businesses.

Reduced and Simplified Reporting Requirements on Businesses

Prof. Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, IRI’s Board Member and Inquiry Chair, presented a final report  on Reduced and Simplified Reporting Requirments on Businesses to the Swedish government on March 30. The report has already resulted in e-government services. More information.

Crowdsourcing Legislation Conference successfully completed

IRI and the International Association of Legislation (IAL) hosted a conference on March 12 at Stockholm University on the theme Crowdsourcing Legislation: New Ways of Engaging the Public. Special thanks to all speakers and commentators for contributing to a successful conference. The conference will be followed up with a special issue in the journal The Theory and Practice of Legislation.