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Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy: A Business and Human Rights Approach

Date: 2 June 2020

Time: 12.00 - 13.30 BST

Venue: Webinar

Recording of the webinar


Event Details

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.


Event convened byDr Irene Pietropaoli, Research Fellow in Business & Human Rights, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Join in the conversation @BIICL #bizhumanrights


Pricing and Registration


CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


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