PhD Candidate in Law with a focus on IT Law with the theme of AI

The Department of Law, Stockholm University, announces a position as a doctoral candidate (employed by the Department) in Law with a focus on Law and Informatics with special emphasis on artificial intelligence. The Department of Law is one of the largest departments at Stockholm University with about 200 employees and 6,500 students. More than 100 teachers are engaged full time to teach and to carry out the research on which the teaching is founded. The Faculty employs above 30 professors in different areas. As a doctoral candidate at Juridicum, you will be part of a dynamic environment with high prestige research and a strong international character.

The employment is part of the initiative “The Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS).

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AI and Climate Change Report Launch: Benchmarking Sweden internationally, Feb 10, 2021

Climate change is one of the biggest issues of our generation – and AI one of our most powerful tools for societal change. What happens when you combine the two?

AI Sweden together with RISE and Stockholm Resilience Center will reveal the key findings of the report AI in the service of the climate during this webinar. We will share insights on Sweden’s potential to lead the development in AI and climate internationally. The report reveals both where we are today and what the next step will be in order to make the urgent progress needed.

When? 10th of February 2021, 08:30 to 09:30
Where? Online, a link will be sent out one day before the event

The 18th International Conference on Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence, Sep 27-30, 2021

In MDAI (Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence) we are particularly interested in the different facets of decision processes in a broad sense. This includes model building and all kind of mathematical tools for data aggregation, information fusion, and decision making; tools to help decision in data science problems (including e.g., statistical and machine learning algorithms as well as data visualization tools); and algorithms for data privacy and transparency-aware methods so that data processing processes and decisions made from them are fair, transparent, explainable and avoid unnecessary disclosure of sensitive information.

The MDAI conference includes tracks on the topics of (i) data science, (ii) machine learning, (iii) data privacy, (iv) aggregation funcions, (v) human decision making, and (vi) graphs and (social) networks. The conference has been since 2004 a forum for researchers to discuss last results into these areas of research. MDAI 2021 is the 18th MDAI conference.

Time : September 27-30, 2021
Place: On-line (+, if possible, hybrid Umeå, Sweden)

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AI-agendan för Sverige – digital lansering, 23 februari 2021

Sverige ska bli bäst i världen på att dra nytta av de möjligheter digitaliseringen ger. AI och automatisering ger vår tids problemlösare bättre förutsättningar att hantera viktiga samhällsutmaningar. För att skapa maximal rörelse i en gemensam riktning har ett 50-tal aktörer från näringsliv, akademi och offentlig sektor tagit fram en AI-agenda för Sverige.

AI-agendan innehåller rekommendationer gällande bland annat investeringsbehov och policyutveckling inom en rad områden, formulerade som 23 konkreta förslag. När det nu är dags för nästa steg bjuder vi in dig att vara med på denna viktiga resa för Sverige.

Tid: Tisdagen den 23 februari kl. 09:00-10:30
Plats: Online

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Reflektion av AI året som gått och lite om framtiden, 5 feb 2021

Den 1:a januari 2021 publicerade addAI en reflektion av AI året som gått och lite om framtiden.

Under våren arrangeras tre online möten med djupare genomgång av olika områden koppat till en framtid med alltmer avancerade algoritmer. Arrangören kommer både presentera, diskutera och bjuda in gäster och involvera publiken i samtal. Det första mötet är kl. 9 den 5:e februari.

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IRI will present a panel at the 14th International Conference Computers, Privacy and Data Protection – CPDP 2021, Jan 27

IRI will present a panel at the 14th International Conference Computers, Privacy and Data Protection – CPDP 2021 Enforcing Rights in a Changing World — Wednesday 27 January 2021 (11.45am) 

Organised by The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI)


  • Moderator Liane Colonna, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), Stockholm University (SE) 
  • Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), Stockholm University (SE); 
  • Athena Bourka, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) (EU);  
  • Achim Klabunde, Advisor to the Supervisor on Data Protection and Technology (EPDS) (EU)
  • Jade Bui, Norwegian Data Protection Authority (NO)

Data Protection by Design and by Default (DPbDD) refers to the design and existence of embedded measures and safeguards and mechanisms that effectively protect thepersonal data protections principles, the rights and the freedoms of the data subject to data protection throughout the processing lifecycle of an application, service or product. In many ways, DPbDD can be seen as the sleeping giant of the GDPR: the entire burden of compliance hinges on this article where the data controller must design appropriate technological and organizational measures to address not just the core data protection principles listed in Article 5 but also the rights and the freedoms of the data subject and the requirements of the GDPR in general. This panel will consider the scope and enforcement of Article 25, particularly in the context of the pandemic and in the post-pandemic context. The discussion will cover issues including:  

  • What are the specific roles, responsibilities and liabilities of controllers, processors, hardware and software providers etc. when it comes to implementing this legal requirement? 
  • What does the concept of “the state of the art” mean and, who should be responsible for driving it? 
  • How should controllers demonstrate the effectiveness of a safeguard or measure? 
  • What is the relationship between AI and DPbDD?

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Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg är ny ledamot i Kungliga Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien (IVA)

Den 10 december presenterade Kungliga Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien (IVA) 42 nya ledamöter, varav två är från Stockholms universitet. De nyinvalda från Stockholms universitet är Örjan Gustafsson, professor i biogeokemi vid Institutionen för miljövetenskap samt Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, professor i rättsinformatik vid Juridiska institutionen.

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Open position in Legal Informatics with a focus on AI and law at the Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute (IRI)

Open position in Legal Informatics with a focus on artificial intelligence and law (AI and Law) at the Swedish Law & Informatics Research Institute (IRI). The position as associate senior lecturer is part of the initiative ‘The Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society’ (WASP-HS).

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AI Sweden Partner Week, Dec 1-3, 2020

It is time for the second edition of the AI Sweden Partner Week. AI Sweden Partner Week is a three-day online conference on the theme: Value creation through AI. The event will be broadcasted live during three morning shows on 1-3 December, between 8-9.30.

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Sweden Innovation Days, Now 17-19, 2020

Innovation plays an important role in how competitive a nation remains over time and Sweden is considered one of the most innovative countries in the world. Sweden Innovation Days allows participants from over 50 countries to learn more about Sweden as an innovation country. There is also an opportunity to create new international innovation collaborations in AI. International experts from leading AI countries such as Japan and Canada will give their views on developments in various fields.

Sweden Innovation Days is arranged by Vinnova together with AI Innovation of Sweden, Ignite Sweden, Swedish Incubators and Science Parks (SISP) and the Swedish Energy Agency.

Join this global experience on 17-19 November!

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Stockholm University’s research group “AI and Law” gets support within the Wallenberg AI program WASP-HS

Stockholm University’s research group “AI and Law” is one of eleven new research groups that gets support within The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS). The program now expands its contribution to the humanities and social sciences research for studies on the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems.

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AI Sweden | The Data Factory Series – Demystifying Cloud Act, Oct 22, 2020

There is a lot of talk about Cloud Act and its implications. AI Sweden will, together with Google, Peltarion and MAQS Law Firm, try to straighten out some questions and misconceptions related to the regulation during a webinar on October 22, 2020. The webinar is part of the Data Factory Series and, in this episode, with a legal focus. Welcome to take part of a presentation by Ted Schönbeck, Head of Cloud Technology Google Cloud, Sweden, followed by a panel discussion focusing on the legal implications of Cloud Act.

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Liane Colonna has been appointed to be the Action Vice Chair in the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action

Post-Doctoral Fellow Liane Colonna has been appointed to be the Action Vice Chair in the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action entitled Network on Privacy-Aware Audio- and Video-Based Applications for Active and Assisted Living (“GoodBrother”).

The aim of GoodBrother is to increase the awareness on the ethical, legal, and privacy issues associated to audio- and video-based monitoring and to propose privacy-aware working solutions for assisted living, by creating an interdisciplinary community of researchers and industrial partners from different fields (computing, engineering, healthcare, law, sociology) and other stakeholders (users, policy makers, public services), stimulating new research and innovation. GoodBrother will offset the “Big Brother” sense of continuous monitoring by increasing user acceptance, exploiting these new solutions, and improving market reach.

ICISSP 2021: 7th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, Feb 11-13, 2021

The International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy provides a meeting point for researchers and practitioners, addressing the security and privacy challenges of information systems from both technological and social perspectives. The conference welcomes papers of either practical or theoretical nature, and is interested in research or applications addressing all aspects of security and privacy, and encompassing issue of concern for organizations, individuals and society at large.

Position/Regular paper submission deadline: October 29, 2020
Exceptionally, due to COVID-19, regular paper submissions are accepted until the deadline defined for position papers.

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The XXXV Nordic Conference in Law and IT, Nov 11-12, 2020

The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI), the Swedish Association for IT and Law (SIJU) and the Swedish Trust for Legal Information arrange the XXXV Nordic Conference in Law and IT. The Conference is held in Stockholm on November 11-12, 2020. The theme this year is Law in the era of AI.

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Digital Law Center Webinar | Fighting Against Online Hate Speech: What to Expect from Social Media Platforms?, Sep 24, 2020

Calls for changes to the regulatory paradigm for content moderation on social media platforms have been growing recently. One such proposal comes from the 2019 Israel Democracy Institute (IDI)/Yad Vashem Recommendations for Reducing Online Hate Speech, which consists of a list of measures formulated by an international team of researchers working under the guidance of senior human rights experts (including serving U.N. rapporteurs and past and present U.N. treaty body members) and under the coordination of Prof. Yuval Shany who coordinated the process of formulating the recommendations on behalf of IDI. The webinar will present the recommendations and discuss more generally about the challenges of online hate speech and social media platforms. The event will be held on September 24, 2020, and is free of charge (upon online registration).

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AI Innovation of Sweden byter namn till AI Sweden

Den 3 september byter AI Innovation of Sweden namn till AI Sweden. AI Sweden är Sveriges nationella center för tillämpning av artificiell intelligens. AI Sweden stöds av svenska staten samt näringsliv och offentlig sektor över hela landet. Kärnan i arbetet är att öka användningen av AI i Sverige med målet att stärka svenska samhällsfunktioner, vår konkurrenskraft och förbättra livet för människor som lever i Sverige.

IRI är founding partner AI Sweden. IRIs representant i styrgruppen är Professor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg.

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