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IE Law School and Allen & Overy join a global discussion led by the World Legal Summit

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IE Law School and Allen & Overy will join a global discussion in an event organized by the World Legal Summit that aims to connect more than 25 jurisdictions simultaneously to discuss legislative frameworks needed for the sustainable evolution of technology, and emergent global systems.

The World Legal Summit (WLS) is a new organization that seeks to create a global regulatory framework for the use and future development of transformative technology, from AI and automation, to smart contracts, blockchain, and beyond.

While the main focus won’t be just legal tech, the input will be heavily informed by legal, regulatory and ethics experts. This new collaborative space has an ‘United Nations’ approach to global technology regulation and seeks to attract input from regulatory and tech ethics initiatives around the world, leading to collaboration and some form of global understanding on key issues.

“We live in a time where truly global collaboration is not only possible but a reality. The World Legal Summit is intended to foster this worldwide collaboration around the topics of legislative transformation, in so far as it pertains to the governance and regulation of emerging technologies that have influence toward global systems. The intent is to facilitate the better development of these technologies for the sustainability of our globally interconnected future,’ Aileen Schultz, Founder and President, World Legal Summit

 

The event in Madrid

The launch of the World Legal Summit (#WLS2019) will develop simultaneously in 25 cities during one day, August 1st, in the time zone of every jurisdiction.

This event is designed to facilitate the understanding and formulation of global insights about legislative and regulatory frameworks dealing with emerging technologies and global systems.

In Madrid, the discussion will be led and organized by IE Law School and hosted by Allen & Overy. During one morning we will gather top legal experts, regulators and thought-leaders in the sector to advance in legislative frameworks needed for the sustainable evolution of technology, and emergent global systems.

The three global discussions will be led by top experts: Antonios Kouroutakis, PhD, Assistant Professor at IE Law School and expert in Constitutional Law, Emergency Legislation, and Regulation of new Technologies; Enrique Aznar, leading expert in corporate culture and compliance, business ethics, blockchain, technology, privacy and values in complex organizations operating in the digital world and Daniel Berzosa, PhD, lawyer, professor and expert in Privacy and Data.

 

Agenda

9:00 – Breakfast

9:20 – Welcome

Javier de Cendra, Dean IE Law School and Adolfo Zunzunegui, partner Allen & Overy

9:30 – Workshop: Identity and Personal Governance 

Discussant: Enrique Aznar, leading expert in corporate culture and compliance, business ethics, blockchain, technology, privacy and values in complex organizations operating in the digital world

The Identity and Personal Governance category will focus on topics dealing with identity in the digital arena and what it looks like to manage digital identities. It will focus on how emerging technologies are enabling decentralized identity systems, along with what different models of digital identities look like in a legal context. This category will also address how technologists can account for these structures in the way the technologies are being developed.

10:50 – Break

11:00 – Workshop: Autonomous Machines

Discussant: Antonios Kouroutakis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at IE Law School and expert in Constitutional Law, Emergency Legislation, and Regulation of new Technologies

The Autonomous Machines category will review what jurisdictions are doing to account for the increasing adoption of autonomous machines from a legislative standpoint. It will review legislative frameworks dealing with autonomous vehicles and machines being used in industry and manufacturing, as well as how technologists can account for these requirements in development.

12:20 – Break

12:30 – Workshop: Cyber Security and Personal Data

Discussant: Daniel Berzosa, Ph.D., lawyer, professor and expert in Privacy and Data

The Cyber Security and Personal Data category will review what various jurisdictions are doing to manage user and personal data transacted online. It will focus on how this data is being protected and the various mechanisms being used to manage security online. It will look at the legal frameworks of these topics and how technologists can better develop their technologies to account for these requirements.

13.20 – Networking lunch