Challenges Posed by the Technological Disruption, Data Protection and Artificial Intelligence

Project number: 2111505

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29/06/2021 - 30/06/2021
Register before: 25/06/2021

€ 700,00 per attendee

€ 630,00 for EIPA members*

Challenges Posed by the Technological Disruption, Data Protection and Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence has become the mainstream data-driven technologies during these last years due to its ability to drive transformation across multiple sectors. While artificial intelligence technologies’ potential benefits can be massive for growth and development, ‘there is no such thing as a technological silver bullet’.

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About this online course

Artificial intelligence has become the mainstream data-driven technologies during these last years due to its ability to drive transformation across multiple sectors. While artificial intelligence technologies’ potential benefits can be massive for growth and development, ‘there is no such thing as a technological silver bullet’.

Over the last decades, the concept of data protection has been provoked by technological innovation, and with artificial intelligence technologies, it is no different.

How can we responsibly develop artificial intelligence technologies?
How can we ensure that collected personal data are used with positive benefits by artificial intelligence technologies?
How can we make sure that we are not setting an undesirable precedent for the future?

These are some of the questions we are going to tackle during this course.  With a particular focus on European policy-making and the European legal frameworks and proposals, we will pinpoint the challenges posed by these new technologies and find clear methods to address such challenges as a pre-condition to develop an ecosystem of trust.

What will you learn?

  • Become familiar with the concepts of artificial intelligence, high-risk artificial intelligence, open data, use and re-use of data, data altruism, data protection impact assessment;
  • Develop knowledge of relevant EU instruments, including the General Data Protection Regulation, Open Data Directive, Data Governance Act (proposal), Regulation on a European Approach for Artificial Intelligence (proposal);
  • Discuss challenges and opportunities related to the deployment and use of artificial intelligence technologies;
  • Understand the frictions between data protection provisions and the use of artificial intelligence;
  • Gain insights on how artificial intelligence has been harnessed or is intended to be harnessed in the government processes and for public services;
  • Become familiar with the risks and threats when using artificial intelligence technologies;
  • Learn when and how to conduct a data protection impact assessment for the implementation of artificial intelligence technologies;
  • Benefit directly from the insights of artificial intelligence policymakers and experts and benefit from networking opportunities during the online breaks;
  • Develop your international professional network in the field of artificial intelligence and data protection.

Course methodology/highlights and level

This course is open also to participants with less advanced knowledge on artificial intelligence and governance of data. This course therefore includes:

  • detailed explanations of the key concepts, principles, roles and responsibilities of the artificial intelligence actors;
  • insights with practical examples based on thorough scientific research;
  • input and coaching on practical issues encountered by participants;
  • a highly interactive approach – the course structure will give you opportunities to ask questions and share experiences during the dedicated Q&A sessions and online breakout rooms.

How will it help you?

The first part of the course will zoom into the fundamental concepts related to artificial intelligence and the free movement of data. You will understand how data can be made available for use and re-use in compliance with European principles and values, but also the roles of new actors (e.g., data sharing providers, operators, users, etc.) and their responsibilities in developing, deploying and using artificial intelligence.

In sessions where ‘policy meets law’, you will attain a clear overview of how the European legal frameworks, including new proposals, address the challenges of technological disruption and the use of artificial intelligence technologies. By landscaping the current state of the art in the field of public service, you will gain insights into how the Member States intend to integrate artificial intelligence in their governance processes and the potential that artificial intelligence has in redesigning public services.

In the second part of the course, you will learn about the risks related to the reliability of artificial intelligence technologies and the ample impact such deployment and use has on fundamental rights. A special focus will be placed on privacy and data protection. Options and solutions to counter the challenges posed by the uptake of artificial intelligence on fundamental rights will also be explored in the general fundamental rights session, and more specifically, in the gender gap session. You will also look at the threats’ landscape from a cybersecurity perspective and receive an overview of the new avenues and attack methods that the deployment and use of artificial intelligence will open and the additional layer of protection needed to prevent such threats.

After-course support

After taking this course, you can join EIPA’s dedicated community of practice together with other former participants. Keep in touch and share your ideas with this growing community of professionals on EIPA’s LinkedIn groups.

Target group

  • Data Protection Officers and other data protection professionals;
  • Legal professionals, policy analysts, members of the civil society organisations with an interest to broaden their knowledge on the free flow of data, data protection and artificial intelligence;
  • Anyone, in both the public and private sectors, interested in the free flow of data, data protection, and artificial intelligence.
Florina Pop

Florina Pop

Data Protection

Barbara Eggl

Barbara Eggl

Independent consultant on Data Protection
Data Protection Expert, former DPO ECB

Clara Cotroneo

Clara Cotroneo

EU Internal and External Security / EU Public Sector Management

Practical information

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Eveline Hermens
Tel: + 31 43 3296259

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

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The programme

08.30 Access of participants to online platform (Amsterdam CET)
09.00 Introduction to the course
Florina Pop, Lecturer, EIPA
09.15 Demystifying Artificial Intelligence
Aleksandra Przegalinska, Vice-Rector at Kozminski University, Department for Management in Networked and Digital Societies and former MIT Research Fellow
09.55 Q&A
10.10 A European Strategy for Artificial Intelligence
The proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence
Yordanka Ivanova, Policy Officer in the European Commission, DG Connect, European Commission
10.55 Q&A
11.10 Break
11.30 Government-held Data: Open Data Directive and Artificial Intelligence
Pilar Jiri, Legal and Policy Advisor, DG Connect, European Commission
12.15 Q&A
12.30 Break
12.45 Availability of Data for Use and Re-use: Data Governance Act and Artificial Intelligence
Andrea Toth, Legal and Policy Advisor, DG Connect, European Commission
13.30 Q&A
13.45 Break
14.00 Mapping the Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector
Gianluca Misuraca, former Scientific Researcher for Joint Research Centre European Commission
15.00 Q&A
15.15 End of the day
08.30 Access of participants to online platform (Amsterdam CET)
09.00 Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection: co-related by necessity
Florina Pop
09.45 Q&A
10.00 Break
10.15 Artificial Intelligence and Anonymisation
Xabier Lareo, Technology and Security Officer at European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
11.00 Q&A
11.15 Break
11.30 Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Rights
Elise Jassus, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
12.15 Q&A
12.30 Break
13.15 Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
Barbara Eggl, Data Protection Expert, Frankfurt (DE), former Data Protection Officer at the European Central Bank (ECB)
14.00 Q&A
14.15 Artificial Intelligence & Gender Gap the Public Sector Employment
Clara Cotroneo, Lecturer, EIPA
15.00 Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity
Monika Adamczyk, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)
15.45 Q&A
16.00 Conclusions and Wrap-up