Just before the COVID-19 pandemic struck Europe, Brussels was en route to designing its most ambitious tech agenda to date. A digital strategy, including the long-awaited Digital Services Act and an overhaul of competition rules, a Data Strategy, covering business to business and business to government data sharing and an AI White Paper, looking into the necessary regulatory framework for developing safe AI in Europe were all launched on 19 February. Fast-forward 3 months and the inevitability of re-prioritisation is happening, with consultations and draft legislative documents postponed. So what stands of the initial plan and what needs to be re-thought in view of the profound changes to our economy and society that the coronavirus brought over? How does a future-proof EU tech agenda look like that rebuilds and reinvents the European economy, while ensuring high levels of protection and security? What does the new contract between people, tech and regulation look like?
This is the tenth of a techUK series of webinars discussing the world in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join us for a free webinar with an expert panel:
Werner Stengg, Cabinet Member, Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, European Commission
Sarah Cameron, Legal Director, Pinsent Masons LLP
Elizabeth Crossick, Head of EU Government Affairs, RELX
Eline Chivot, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation (Moderator)
This webinar is open to all. If you are unable to register please contact Zoe Brockbank. Joining details for this online event will be sent separately to your booking confirmation.