At the Intersection of AI and Data Protection Law: Automated Decision Making Rules, a Global Perspective

CPDP LatAm (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection LatAm) July 15 @ 11:00am - 12:30pm ET


This panel will explore the existing provisions in data protection legislation, from the LGPD, to the GDPR and to other data protection laws and bills, that are applying to AI and similar technologies. At a time where the focus of regulators is switching to putting in place new legislation for AI, it is important to explore the extent to which existing data protection law in Europe, Latin America and around the world is already applying to profiling and automated decision making. The panel will look at recent Court cases that confirmed the existence of a right to explanation under the GDPR when it comes to solely automated decision-making, will explore to what extent the LGPD and other laws in Latin America deal with individual decisions based on automated decision-making and profiling and the rules around this type of processing, and will discuss in general how comprehensive data protection law already regulates AI and similar technologies.

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Eduardo Bertoni

Representative for the Regional Office for South America, Interamerican Institute of Human Rights

Eduardo Bertoni (PhD, Buenos Aires University) is currently the Representative of the Regional Office for South America of the Inter American Institute of Human Rights. He was the first Director of the Access to Public Information Agency (AAIP) which is the Argentine Data Protection Authority. He was the founder and first Executive Director of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) at Palermo University School of Law, Argentina. Before returning to Argentina in 2009, he was the Executive Director of the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF) until May 2006. Previously, he was the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights at the Organization of American States (2002-2005).

Katerina Demetzou

Policy Fellow for Global Privacy, Future of Privacy Forum

Katerina Demetzou is a Policy Fellow for Global Privacy at the Future of Privacy Forum. She is working to further understanding of the state of play and global trends in data protection and privacy laws around the world, with their impact on the rights of individuals and on various technologies and digital services.

Since 2016, Katerina has conducted research under the supervision of Prof. Mireille Hildebrandt as a PhD Candidate at the Radboud Business Law Institute (OO&R) and is a member of the Interdisciplinary Hub for Security, Privacy and Data Governance (iHUB), both situated at the University of Radboud of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

Simon Hania

Senior Director and Data Protection Officer, Uber

Simon Hania is Senior Director and Data Protection Officer at Uber, as well as a member of the Supervisory Board of SIDN, the registry and administrator of the .nl online domain. Previously, he served as Vice President for Privacy & Security at TomTom and as a Technical Director at XS4ALL. Simon often speaks at seminars and conferences on internet, IT and security-related topics. He served on the executive boards of various organizations, including AMS-IX, COIN and NLnet Labs.

Laura Schertel Mendes

Law Professor, University of Brasilia

Attorney. Coordinator of the Professional Masters in Law at IDP. Professor at IDP and at the University of Brasília (UnB). Doctor in Private Law from the Humboldt University of Berlin. Master in Law, State and Constitution from the University of Brasília (UnB). Member of the Board of Directors of the Luso-German Association of Jurists (DLJV-Berlin) and of the Brazilian Institute of Consumer Policy and Law (Brasilcon). Director of the IDP Law, Internet and Society Center (CEDIS/IDP). She was one of the authors of the draft data protection law that resulted in the General Data Protection Law (Law n. 13.709/2018). Rapporteur of the Committee of Jurists of the Chamber of Deputies responsible for drafting the draft data protection law in criminal prosecution.

Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Director for Global Privacy, Future of Privacy Forum

Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna is the Director for Global Privacy for the Future of Privacy Forum, where she leads the work on Global privacy developments and European data protection law and policy, with their impact on all focus areas of FPF, including de-identification, AI, mobility, ad tech, and education.

Prior to moving to the US in 2016, Gabriela worked for the European Data Protection Supervisor in Brussels, being part of the team that advised the EU legislator on the GDPR during its legislative process. She dealt with both enforcement and policy matters, was a member of the EDPS litigation team, as well as actively participated in the work of the Article 29 Working Party.