Hilton Garden Inn Old Town

Liability of Robots

  • Date: 20 May
  • Hour: 15:00-19:00

The conference “Liability of Robots” is organized by EMEA Conferences on 20 May 2019 at Hilton Garden Inn Old Town Bucharest.

The agenda reads as follows:

Should the robots be granted legal status like corporations? Must the algorithms and data flows be available to users – Julien Debussche, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Privacy & Data Protection and Intellectual Property Senior Associate, Bird & Bird Brussels. Liability in the field of robotics, in particular as concerns non military drones and self-driven cars – Andrea Bertolini, Law Professor Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in PisaTo  what extent protection mechanisms such as copyright, database rights and trade secrets apply to (big) data – Julien Debussche, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Privacy & Data Protection and Intellectual Property Senior Associate, Bird & Bird Brussels.

Cartels: do robots collude? – Miguel Sousa Ferro, Universidade de Lisboa, Law School, Faculty Member. Studies Competition Law, EU Competition Law, and Antitrust (Law).

About the speakers:

Julien Debussche is a senior associate in the Bird & Bird Brussels office specialising in Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Privacy & Data Protection and Intellectual Property. He regularly undertakes both advisory work and litigation practices in a wide range of legal areas including privacy and data protection, copyright, e-commerce, e-marketing and IT contracts. Julien assists clients with information and technology related-matters such as cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, cookies, electronic signatures, intermediary liability and online gaming.

Andrea Bertolini is an assistant professor of private law at the Dirpolis Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa (SSSA) and adjunct professor in private law at the University of Pisa Department of Economics and Business. Since 2015, he is the coordinator of a project aimed at developing new liability models for advanced bionic limbs and exoskeletons (‘RELIABLE’), financed by the Italian Ministry of Research, and of a Jean Monnet Module entitled ‘Europe Regulates Robotics’. Dr Bertolini holds undergraduate degrees in law from SSSA and the University of Pisa, a Ph.D in private law from SSSA, as well as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Yale Law School. Dr Bertolini is an attorney licensed to practice in Italy and New York.

Miguel Sousa Ferro is a Professor at the University of Lisbon Law School and at the European University in Lisbon, where he lectures in the fields of Competition Law, EU Law, Economic Law and Introduction to Economics. He is a practicing lawyer with extensive experience in competition litigation. He is co-Director of the Portuguese Competition & Regulation Journal. He has over 80 papers published in legal journals and 5 monographs, including the recently published “The EU Antitrust Damages Directive: Transposition in the Member States” (Oxford University Press), and the soon to be published “Market Definition in EU Competition Law” (Edward Elgar).

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