Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) on 6-7 December, 2018 was hosting conference titled “Competition, Big Data and Fundamental Rights”. The conference is the second event in a series of four conferences of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet project "Fundamental Rights at the Frontiers of the European Union".
The conference brought together key experts in the respective areas – lawyers, professors, judges, industry players from various sectors and state officials from United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, United States, Hungary, Latvia and Estonia.
One of the keynote speakers at the conference was Igor Rodin, Managing Partner at Deloitte, who spoke about the ethical challenges of building artificial intelligence.
Conference speakers included Alessandro Mantelero, a legal expert on data protection and big data regulation and Associate Professor of Private Law at the Polytechnic University of Turin, Amedeo Arena, Associate Professor of European Union Law at University of Naples Federico II, Ineta Ziemele, President of the Constitutional of Latvia and RGSL Professor, Andris Tauriņš, Senior Associate at Sorainen law office amongst others.
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (with links to video)
Welcome speech by Waleed Gumaa, Director of Riga Graduate School of Law Masters Programmes
Prof. Ineta Ziemele (President of the Constitutional Court of Latvia, Professor at Riga Graduate School of Law). "Fundamental Rights and Data Protection in European free movement space" -
Igor Rodin (Managing Partner at Deloitte Latvia). "How could it have happened? (The challenge of building artificial intelligence that is as stupid as ours)"
Renāte Strazdiņa (Country Manager at Microsoft Latvia). "Artificial Intelligence and Big Data: How we live with that?"
Mark Segal (Lawyer, International Legal Consultant), Prof. Juan Luis Manfredi Sanchez (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain). "Big Data in developing countries: A catalyst for freedom or a tool for repression?”
Assoc.Prof. Christian Bergqvist (University of Copenhagen, Denmark). "What does EU’ Google Shopping decision tells us about Article 102 and Big Data?"
Assoc.Prof. John Yun (George Mason University, USA) "Is Big Data a barrier to entry? How to consider Big Data in the context of competition policy"
Eva Miskolczi-Bodnár (Legal Adviser at the Ministry of Justice of Hungary). "The impact of Big Data analytics on European and national competition policy"
Jānis Račko (Member of the Competition Council of Latvia). “Challenges for competition authority globally and competition problems in local markets”
Prof. Alessandro Mantelero (Polytechnic University of Turin. Italy). "AI, Big Data and Fundamental Rights: Towards a broader impact assessment of data processing"
Andris Tauriņš (Senior Associate at Sorainen Latvia). “Big Data ownership: Do we need a new regulatory framework?”
Lisa Altmann-Richer (Actuarial Pricing Consultant at Bupa), Philipp Ahrens (Lawyer at Bayer AG), Emil Syundyukov (Cofounder at Koatum (Biotech startup)). “Leveraging Big Data to transform health care and life sciences: The challenges and opportunities”
Jūlija Jerņeva (Partner at Vilgerts Latvia), Prof. Peter Miskolczi-Bodnár (Károli University, Hungary). "Competition Law and freedom to conduct a business"
Assoc.Prof. Amedeo Arena (University of Naples "Federico II", Italy). "Can EU Member States still grant multinationals secret tax deals? The European Tax Rulings saga before the EU Court of Justice”
Anna Vladimirova-Kryukova (Associate at Cobalt Law Offices, Latvia). "The right to be forgotten: Do others have priority to hold our data even if we want to get it deleted?"