Tech Academy – ett tvådagarsprogram om samverkan mellan juridik och teknik

Tech Academy är ett tvådagarsprogram för juriststudenter vid Lunds universitet med fokus på samverkan mellan juridik och teknik. Linn Alfredsson, initiativtagare och projektledare för Tech Academy, berättar i en intervjun för att programmet i stora drag går ut på att informera om och diskutera vilka verktyg juristen 2.0 behöver i det digitala samhället.

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ITLL Summer School, Jun 17-21, 2019

The Innovation and Technology Law  Summer School, organized by ITLL (Innovation and Technology Law Lab), addresses emerging issues in the field of technology law, namely exploring the interface between computer science and law and the significant role that law plays in promoting innovation.

The Summer School provide participants the opportunity to attend one of Europe’s oldest universities, exchange ideas related to law, technology and innovation in an international environment, and experience cultural outings in a small group setting in Padova and nearby Venice.

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The Geneva Internet Law Summer School, Jun 17-28, 2019

The Geneva Internet Law Summer School, organized by the University of Geneva, will take place from June 17 to June 28, 2019.

The summer school offers a unique opportunity to discuss cutting edge Internet law and policy issues with leading academics, practitioners, representatives of international organizations and other leading global digital policy actors, including the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP).

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Nytt projekt beviljat om konsekvenserna av GDPR för etikprövning av forskning om smarta hus

KTH Live-In Lab har beviljats medel för forskning om konsekvenserna av GDPR för etikprövning av forskning om smarta hus. Projektet är en fortsättning på en tidigare beviljad ansökan som hade fokus på en generell beskrivning av den nya problematik som uppstår i samband med smarta hus, insamling av användardata och GDPR:s införande. Med i projektet är bl.a. professor Sven-Ove Hansson, expert på etikprövning; professor Peter Wahlgren, en av Sveriges främsta experter på rättsinformatik; samt professor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, som lett många av de utredningar som föreslår reglering av forskning utifrån GDPR.

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Ny IVA-rapport: Detta krävs för att öka konkurrenskraften när Sverige digitaliseras

Allt fler av Sveriges centrala samhällsfunktioner använder internet. Därmed ställs helt nya krav på den digitala infrastrukturens kapacitet och säkerhet för att klara konkurrenskraften. Vi måste också bygga starka industriella plattformar och öka kompetensen. För att lyckas krävs ökad samordning och samverkan. Det menar Kungl. Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien i en ny rapport som presenteras den 4 mars.

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Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA IF) 2019 | Consumer Protection and Regulation of Digital Networks

Professor Mireia Artigot, established at the Department of Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), is interested in receiving expressions of Interest of potential candidates for the Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA IF) 2019 call. Prof. Artigot research interests focus on digital networks, market regulation, consumer contracts and consumer protection.

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Public vote for determining the winner of the prestigious Sophiastipendet

At present there is a public vote for determining the winner of the prestigious Sophiastipendet on the future of AI. Please join the vote to support IRI’s Professor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg and the addAI team at



IRI founding partner of AI Innovation of Sweden

AI Innovation of Sweden was opened today at Lindholmen Science Park, together with more than 40 partners that have been confirmed to date. The Minister for Energy and Digitalisation, Anders Ygeman, was there to open the national centre, which will use cooperation and co-location to accelerate innovation and research in practical applied Artificial Intelligence – AI.

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The Montreal Declaration for a Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence 2018

The Montreal Declaration is addressed to any person, organization and company that wishes to take part in the responsible development of artificial intelligence, whether it’s to contribute scientifically or technologically, to develop social projects, to elaborate rules (regulations, codes) that apply to it, to be able to Contest bad or unwise approaches, or to be able to alert public opinion when necessary.

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Twentyforty | Essay Competition – Utopias for a Digital Society

The European Hub of the NoC and the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin invite submissions for the essay competition twentyforty – utopias for a digital society. They are looking for radical and thought-provoking visions on what society will look like in 2040.

You can submit your idea here until 4 March, 2019.

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AI Innovation of Sweden | Two sides of AI – Speed & Responsibility, Feb 6, 2019

AI Innovation of Sweden is organizing a seminar with groundbreaking entrepreneurs that are using AI to achieve their objectives. Björn Stansvik & Elgin Beloy, Cohereum, will open our eyes to the incredible possibilities and speed that AI enables, and Philip Chow, Co-Founder and CEO of, will discuss the importance and the opportunities of using AI for good.

Time: February 6, 12.00-13.00
Place: Lindholmen Conference Center (Pascal), Gothenburg

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AI Innovation of Sweden, Feb 6, 2019

Welcome to the official opening of AI Innovation of Sweden. Meet partners, colleagues and organisations involved in the Swedish ecosystem, and enjoy music, snacks and beverages at the new co-location site of AI Innovation of Sweden on February 6, 2019.

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2nd International PhD Colloquium on the Regulation of New Technologies, Jun 20, 2019

The Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) is organizing the second edition of the PhD Colloquium on “The Regulation of New Technologies” which will take place at Tilburg University on 20 June 2019.

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AISB2019 Convention | Explainable Artificial Intelligence Symposium, Apr 16-18, 2019

AISB2019’s Explainable Artificial Intelligence Symposium will be held in Falmouth, UK, between the 16th and 18th of April 2019. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers from all aspects of XAI (AI systems that behave or provide the necessary information so that their working becomes comprehensible to the human user), and to foster an exchange of the current state of the art while facilitating the development of connections between different subfields of XAI.


Syddansk Universitet | Konferencen i Nordisk Forvaltningsret, Aug 20-22, 2019

Juridisk Institut på Syddansk Universitet er i år vært for Konferencen i Nordisk Forvaltningsret under temaet Digital Forvaltning. Konferencen afholdes i Odense Adelige Jomfrukloster 20-22 august 2019.

Source: Nordisk forvaltningsretlig konference_call for papers.pdf

DGS | 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, Jun 18-20, 2019

The Digital Government Society (DGS) will hold the 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o 2019) on 18-20 June, 2019, at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The conference will feature the main theme of “Governance in the Age of Artificial Intelligence“. The growing applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are triggering numerous opportunities – as well as challenges and dilemmas – for governments worldwide.

Dg.o conferences are an established forum for presentation, discussion, and demonstration of interdisciplinary research on digital government, political participation, civic engagement, technology innovation, applications, and practice. Each year the conference brings together scholars recognized for the interdisciplinary and innovative nature of their work, their contributions to theory (rigor) and practice (relevance), their focus on important and timely topics and the quality of their writing.

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50 Years of Law and IT

The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute 1968-2018

In November 2018, IRI celebrated its 50th anniversary. To highlight this, a new volume in the series Scandinavian Studies in Law has been published. 50 Years of Law and IT presents 24 newly written articles by Scandinavian authors contributing their expertise on specific topics related to Law and IT. The articles are arranged under the subheadings Regulatory Techniques, Data Protection, Administration, Automation and Intellectual Property. The contributions do not exclusively address single issues. In line with the understanding of legal informatics as an interdisciplinary field of research, both regulative and substantive IT-related matters come to the fore. The table of content is available here

50 Years of Law and IT (Scandinavian Studies in Law Volume 65, Stockholm, 2018, 444 pages) can be ordered from:
Jure Bokhandel
Address: Artillerigatan 67, SE-114 45 Stockholm, Sweden


TILT | Governance of Big Data and AI, Jun 6-7, 2019

The Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) and the Governance and Regulation Chair (GovReg) at University Paris-Dauphine | PSL Research University announce the 5th Economic Governance workshop, “Governance of Big Data and AI” which will take place at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, on June 6-7, 2019.

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The Stefano Rodotà Award

The Committee of Convention 108 announces the launch of the first edition of the Stefano Rodotà award, which aims to highlight innovative and original academic research projects in the field of data protection.

The aim of this initiative is to advance the thinking on data protection and to develop related policies, while giving increased visibility to creative and quality projects from the academic sector. This prize will be awarded in honor and memory of the Italian Professor and politician Stefano Rodotà.

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Pompeu Fabra University | Postdoctoral tenure-track position in Cyberlaw and Cyber rights

The Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona is offering a postdoctoral tenure-track position in Cyberlaw and Cyber rights as part of the Law Department strategy to recruit talented researchers in high priority research disciplines. The candidate is expected to join the academic staff at UPF Law Department, to teach and research in Cyberlaw and Cyber rights, to take part in the Department’s research activities and to hold management positions.

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