The Public Voice Event: AI, Ethics, And Fundamental Rights

The Public Voice: AI, Ethics, and Fundamental Rights

Held in conjunction with the
40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

23 October 2018
14:30h to 17:30h
Venue: Sax Room, Palais d’Egmont, Brussels, Belgium


Registration required and attendance is limited to registrants of the 40th ICDPPC.  To register, please email with your NAME and AFFILIATION. Registration closes Friday 19 October at noon. 


A broad coalition of civil society organizations under the umbrella of the “Public Voice Coalition” have joined together the plan this three part event.  This Public Voice event will review the impacts on AI, from debates on human rights, consumer protection, competition; on how to enforce existing laws in the age of AI; on the relationship between ethics and the law and more. Following the keynote presentation, Panel 1 will review AI’s impacts on established legal frameworks, from human rights, consumer protection, & competition. Panel 2 will cover the relationship of ethics and the law in the realm of AI, honing in on ways to successfully supplement ethical obligations with legal ones, the ethical risks of AI, and emerging ethical principles.

Keynote 14:30-14:50

Panel 1 14:50-16:10

Panel 2 16:10-17:30


Keynote Speaker:

Anita Allen, Vice Provost for Faculty, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law, and Professor of Philosophy at University of Pennsylvania Law School

Panel 1:

Moderator: Anna Fielder, Senior Policy Advisor, Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), and Board Member, European Digital Rights (EDRi)

Dr. Eduardo Bertoni, Director, Argentina National Data Protection Authority

Fanny Hidvégi, European Policy Manager, Access Now

Dr. Alessandro Mantelero, Rapporteur on Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection, Council of Europe (COE), Professor of Private Law, Polytechnic University of Turin

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President, CNIL

Agustin Reyna, Chief Competition Officer, BEUC: The European Consumer Organisation

Hugh Stevenson, Head of U.S. Delegation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Consumer Policy Committee, and Deputy Director, Office of International Affairs,  Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Panel 2:

Moderator: Marc Rotenberg, President and Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

Gallia Daor, Junior Policy Analyst, Digital Economy Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland

Andrea Jelinek, Chair, European Data Protection Board, and Head, Austria Data Protection Authority

Valeria Milanes, Digital Programme Director, Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC)

Nguyen Anh Tuan, Director, Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI), and, CEO, Boston Global Forum (BGF)


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Derechos Digitales
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Civil Society Organizers:

Fanny Hidvégi, European Policy Manager, Access Now

Estelle Massé, Senior Policy Analyst, Access Now

Alexandrine Pirlot de Corbion, Global South Programme Lead, Privacy International

Valeria Milanes, Digital Programme Director, Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC)

María Paz Canales, Executive Director, Derechos Digitales

Sheetal Kumar, Programme Lead, GP Digital

Anna Fielder, Senior Policy Advisor, Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), and Board Member, European Digital Rights (EDRi)

Jeff Chester, U.S. Co-Chair, Information Society Policy Committee, Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), and Executive Director, Center for Digital Democracy (CDD)

Marc Rotenberg, President, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

Eleni Kyriakides, International Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)


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