The XXXV Nordic Conference on Law & IT / Speakers


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Johan Axhamn
Assistant Professor in Business Law, Lund University
Johan Axhamn an Assistant Professor in Business Law at Lund University. He obtained his LL.D. at the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University, in 2017, and also holds an LL.M. and a M.Sc. in Business and Economics from Lund University. Axhamn specializes in IT Law, Media Law, Market Law and Intellectual Property Law and related subjects. He has been a visiting scholar, inter alia, at Columbia University (New York), the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Oslo. Axhamn is Head of Unit at Lund University Centre for Business Law. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Nordic Intellectual Property Law Review (NIR). Since 2012, Axhamn has served as a special adviser to the Swedish Government on intellectual property issues.
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Nicklas Berild Lundblad
Ph.D. in Applied Information Technology, Policy Manager at Google
Nicklas Berild Lundblad is an interdisciplinary scholar who merges tech, society and future studies in his work at Google. He has been with Google since 2007, working for the company in a number of roles. Since 2019 he is building a policy planning group, focused on scenario work, planning and political analysis at the company. He holds a PhD in informatics, and a Swedish law degree, as well as a BA in philosophy. He is a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers, writing about cognitive science, law, future studies, artificial intelligence and philosophy.
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Martin Ebers
Associate Professor of IT Law at the University of Tartu, Permanent Research Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin
Martin Ebers is Associate Professor of IT Law at the University of Tartu, Estonia, and permanent research fellow at the Humboldt University of Berli, Germany. He is co-founder and president of the Robotics & AI Law Society (RAILS). In addition to research and teaching, he has been active in the field of legal consulting for many years. His main areas of expertise and research are IT law, liability and insurance law, and European and comparative law. In 2016, he published the monograph Rights, Remedies and Sanctions in EU Private Law. Most recently, he published the books Algorithms and Law and the Rechtshandbuch Künstliche Intelligenz und Robotik.
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Stanley Greenstein
LL.D. in Law and IT, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute, Department of Law, Stockholm University
Stanley Greenstein (LL.D.) is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Law and Information Technology at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. He is also a co-worker at the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute. Stanley’s main area of interest is the interaction between technology and society. In this regard, his teaching, research and practical participation in project work has centred on the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and its ethical and societal implications, of which privacy, data protection, information security and cyber security considerations are central. Stanley is also Course Director for the optional advanced course Cyberlaw. A South African trained lawyer, Stanley has experience of working in a mixed legal jurisdiction made up of both the civil law and common law legal traditions.
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Håkan Hydén
Senior Professor in Sociology of Law, Lund University
Håkan Hydén is a Senior Professor in Sociology of Law at Lund University. Before that he was senior lecturer at the Department of Business Law and Docent in Private Law at the Law Faculty, Lund University. Håkan had the Chair in Sociology of Law between 1988 and 2012, and was appointed Samuel Pufendorf Professor 2008 until 2012. He is a fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2009, and fellow of Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies since 2016. Håkan has been engaged in Sociology of Law on an international level by being for instance member of the governing board of the International Institute for Sociology of Law in Onati, Spain, and Vice President in the governing board of the Research Committee for Sociology of Law. He has served as a panel member in the European Research Council evaluating application for Consolidator Grants between 2016 and 2018. His main academic ambition is to consolidate the subject Sociology of Law as a Norm Science. His research interest is about how the technology affects society and law, how digital technology via AI in general and algorithms in particular form normativity in society.
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Jussi Karlgren
Adjoint Professor of Language Technology at Helsinki University and KTH, Principal Research Scientist at Spotify
Jussi Karlgren is Adjoint Professor of Language Technology at Helsinki University and
KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm). He is also Principal Research Scientist at Spotify. Jussi has worked in AI-related fields with questions related to representing and learning from human language and other human-generated data since the late 1980’s and has survived several AI booms and busts.
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Anne Kaun
Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies, Södertörn University
Anne Kaun is associate professor in Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University, Sweden. Her research is concerned with media and political activism and the role of technology for political participation in the current media ecology and from a historical perspective. She is currently studying the consequences of automation in public service institutions. Her research has appeared in among others the International Journal of Communication, New Media & Society, Media, Culture & Society and Time & Society. In 2016, she published her book Crisis and Critique with Zed Books.
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Tobias Mahler
Professor, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL), University of Oslo
Tobias Mahler teaches law at the faculty of law at the University of Oslo. He is a professor at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL), specializing in information and communications technology law. His research interests cover a broad range of legal issues arising in the context of (i) robots, particularly with artificial intelligence capabilities, (ii) Internet governance (especially the domain name system), as well as (iii) cybersecurity and privacy. This focus on legal issues is complemented with research interests in legal informatics more closely related to computer science. The latter line of research has focused on software applications for legal practice, such as, legal risk management and visual representations of legal reasoning. He holds a PhD from the University of Oslo, an LLM degree in legal informatics from the University of Hannover, and a German law degree (first state exam). He has practised law in Norway as corporate lawyer in the automotive industry, primarily working with international commercial contracts. He teaches primarily robot regulation, cybersecurity regulation, legal tech and artificial intelligence. He is the deputy director of the NRCCL and the director of the centre’s LLM programme.
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Chris Reed
Professor of Electronic Commerce Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
Chris Reed is Professor of Electronic Commerce Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, where he was formerly Director of the Centre and subsequently Academic Dean of the Faculty of Law & Social Science. He consults to companies and has worked exclusively in the computing and technology law field since 1987. He also teaches University of London LL.M. students from all over the world. Chris has published widely on many aspects of computer law, and research with which he was involved led to the EU directives on electronic signatures and on electronic commerce. The Leverhulme Foundation awarded him a Major Research Fellowship for 2009-2011. From 1997 to 2000 Chris was Joint Chairman of the Society for Computers and Law, of which he is an inaugural Honorary Fellow, and in 1997-1998 he acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. Chris has acted as an Expert for the European Commission, represented the UK Government at the Hague Conference on Private International Law and has been an invited speaker at OECD and G8 international conferences.
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Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg
Professor of Law and IT, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute, Department of Law, Stockholm University
Professor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg is Subject Director of Law and Information technology at Stockholm University. She was awarded a LL.D. degree in 1992, with a doctoral thesis addressing legal automation, especially about the computerisation in public administration. Legal implications of e-government remains one of her major fields of work. In addition to substantive components of IT Law, e.g. privacy protection, she has had many years of experience of legal system design and management, giving rise to information security issues and the need for electronic signatures etc. In addition to a wide variety of national and international research projects addressing the interplay between law and modern information communication technologies she is engaged by the Swedish government in public inquires about e.g. personal data protection for research purposes and how to legally facilitate the digitalisation of the public sector.
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Caroline Sundberg
LL.M and Member of the Swedish Bar Association, Attorney at Hannes Snellman
Caroline Sundberg is an attorney (LL.M and Member of the Swedish Bar Association) at Hannes Snellman, where she is responsible for the Data and Cyber Security team at the Stockholm office. In her practice she is specialised in the law related to the IT and technology, with a particular focus on commercial agreements, cyber security and data privacy (GDPR). She regularly advises clients, from both the public as well as the private sector in this field. Caroline has during the last decade obtained considerable experience of matters related evolving technologies and has during recent years been involved in several AI-related projects.
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Katja de Vries
Assistant Professor in Public Law, Uppsala University
Katja de Vries is an assistant professor in public law at Uppsala University funded by the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation. She is also affiliated to the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (Stockholm), the Center for Law, Science, Technology and Society (Brussels), and the Department of Sociology of Law (Lund). Her current research focuses on the challenges that AI-generated content (‘deepfakes’ or ‘synthetic data’) poses to data protection, intellectual property and other fields of law.
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Michael Veale
Assistant Professor in Digital Rights and Regulation, University College London
Michael Veale is an Assistant Professor in Digital Rights and Regulation at University College London in the Faculty of Laws (as of September 2019). He is also a Digital Charter Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute in London. He researches about the intersection of law, emerging technology, public policy and society, with a current focus on machine learning and privacy enhancing technologies. He is also on the advisory council of the Open Rights Group. He holds a PhD on the intersection of data protection, machine learning and public values from University College London, a MSc from Maastricht University and a BSc from the London School of Economics.
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Peter Wahlgren
Professor of Law and IT, The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute, Department of Law, Stockholm University
Peter Wahlgren is Professor (LL.D.) of Law and Information Technology. He is currently Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Professor of Legal Science and is chairman and Director of IRI. He was awarded the degree LL.D. in 1992, Automation of Legal Reasoning: A Study on Artificial Intelligence and Law (Kluwer). Docent in Jurisprudence (Allmän rättslära), Docent in Law and IT (Rättsinformatik) and appointed professor in Law and IT in 2001. Research interests cover automated legal methods, IT/AI and law, proactive law, legal risk analysis and legislative techniques.
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