This is the second webinar in our series on 'Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities, Risks, and the Future of Regulation'.
The rapid development of a data economy and artificial intelligence have created new challenges with regard to business and human rights. A data driven economy and the surveillance-based business model threaten the right to privacy, freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of thought, and the right to equality and non-discrimination, and impact labour rights.
How do algorithms impact the right to non-discrimination? How is privacy protected? Could the right to freedom of thought be used as a lens to regulate big tech, disrupting the 'surveillance capitalism' model and driving innovation in technology in a new direction? How can business integrate holistic management approaches that can grasp human rights impacts in a data-driven business environment? Does the existing human rights legal framework provide adequate protection or do states need to regulate further? Is the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights framework relevant? These are some of the questions this webinar seeks to explore with leading experts.
- Susie Alegre, International human rights barrister, Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, one of the contributor to BBC Radio 4's Forum Internum series;
- Dr. Florian Ostmann, Policy Theme Lead at The Alan Turing Institute;
- Isabel Ebert, researcher at the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen, and lead author of the study Business and Human Rights in the Data Economy;
- Dr. Daniel Aguirre, Senior Lecturer in Law, Roehampton University;
- Dr. Michael Veale, lecturer in digital rights and regulation at University College London, and one of the authors of the Pan-European framework for decentralised privacy preserving proximity tracing, DP-3T tracing system;
- Joe Westby, Research on Technology and Human Rights, Amnesty International, which has published the report Surveillance Giants;
- Prof. Lorna McGregor, Professor of International Human Rights Law in the Law School, Director of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, Essex University which has set out Requirements for Deployment of UK Contact-Tracing App in a submission to UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights .
Event convened byDr Irene Pietropaoli, Research Fellow in Business & Human Rights, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
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