The XXXV Nordic Conference on Law & IT / Program


Introduction | Program | Speakers | Venues | Registration | Accomodation | Doctoral Workshop | Documentation | Sponsors


November 10 / Doctoral Workshop

Venue: Stockholm University, Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law (Library building, level 6)
12:00-17:15 Program doctoral workshop

Venue: Brunkbergstorg 2
Welcome Reception hosted by Roschier Cancelled due to new Covid-19 restrictions

November 11 / Main Conference day 1

Venue: Näringslivets hus
08:30-09:20  Registration

Session I / Data protection
09:20-09:30  Introduction:
Moderator Liane Colonna, LL.D. in Law and IT, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute, Stockholm University
09:30-10:30  Speakers:
A computer-science perspective on AI privacy
Sonja Buchegger, Professor of Computer Science, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Power and the Allure of Privacy-Preserving Algorithmic Systems
Michael Veale, Assistant Professor of Law and IT, The University College London

10:30-11:00  Coffee and sandwich/cake/fruit
11:00-11:40  Speakers:A conceptual approach to AI and data protection?
Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg, Professor of Law and IT, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute, Stockholm University

Stanislaw Lem, Intelectronics and the free will to make slightly worse decisions
Nicklas Berild Lundblad, Ph.D. in Applied Information Technology, Policy Manager at Google

11:40-12:00 Panel discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch

Session II / Transparency
13:00-13:05  Introduction:
Moderator Katarina Fast Lappalainen, Assistant Professor in Law and Technology and Jurisprudence, Stockholm University, Sweden
13:05-14:05  Speakers:
Regulating explainable AI in the European Union. An overview of the current legal framework(s)
Martin Ebers,
Associate Professor of IT Law, University of Tartu (Estonia), Permanent Research Fellow (Privatdozent) at the Humboldt University of Berlin

How to open an algorithmic black box? The multiple ways of making transparency: from source code to counterfactual examples
Katja de Vries, Assistant Professor in Public Law, Uppsala University

14:05-14:35  Coffee and cake/fruit
14:35-15:40  Speakers:
Suing the algorithm: the mundanization of automated decision-making in public services through litigation
Anne Kaun, Associate Professor in Media and Communication, Södertörn University

Transparency in automated algorithmic decision making  – perspectives from the fields of intellectual property and trade secrets law
Johan Axhamn, Assistant Professor in Business Law, Lund University

15:40-16:00 Panel discussion
19:00-23:00 Dinner

November 12 / Main Conference day 2

Venue: Näringslivets hus

Session III / Liability
09:00-09:05  Introduction:
Moderator Jussi Karlgren, Adjoint Professor of Language Technology at Helsinki University and KTH, Principal Research Scientist at Spotify
09:05-10:00  Speakers:
Law in the era of approximation
Stanley Greenstein,
LL.D. in Law and IT, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute, Stockholm University

Liability under contracts when “things don’t go as planned”? How to allocate responsibility and liability in contracts in the era of AI 
Caroline Sundberg, LL.M and Member of the Swedish Bar Association, Attorney at Hannes Snellman 

10:00-10:30  Coffee and sandwich/cake/fruit
10:30-11:30  Speakers:
Regulating AI Risk
Tobias Mahler, Professor, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL),
University of Oslo

Responsibility and accountability – rule of law and AI
Richard Sannerholm, Jur.Dr. Director, International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC). Former investigator at Expert Group for Aid Studies and co-chair of the Freedom Online Coalition working group on rule of law and internet governance

11:30-12:00 Panel discussion
12:00-13:00  Lunch

Session IV / How to Regulate?
13:00-13:15  Introduction:
Moderator Jenny Eriksson Lundström, Senior Lecturer, Head of the Department at the Department of lnformatics and Media, Uppsala University
13:15-14:15  Speakers:
On the regulation of AI
Ubena John, LL.D. in Law and IT, Senior Lecturer & Dean at The Faculty of Law, Mzumbe University

Regulation of AI, options and problems
Håkan Hydén, Senior Professor in Sociology of Law, Lund University

14:15-14:45  Coffee and cake/fruit
14:45-16:00  Speakers:
Non-Asimov explanations – regulating AI transparency?
Chris Reed, Professor of Electronic Commerce Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

Towards a robotic law algorithm?
Peter Wahlgren, Professor of Law and IT, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute, Stockholm University

16:00-16:30 Discussion