Law and Technology are two fields that are more and more interrelated. The interdisciplinary discussion is growing in the academic field, but also in the field of compliance and business management. However, do lawyers and other non-technical experts really understand the functioning of deep learning, differential privacy, neurotechnologies, synthetic data creation, real-time bidding, blockchain, etc.?

Notwithstanding the importance -and diverse effects- of new technologies in the everyday life of individuals and professionals, understanding their functioning is a real challenge for those persons that do not have a technical background.

Starting from the challenge to teach “Computer Science to lawyers and other folks”, the Brussels Privacy Hub launches a series of Tech Talks: cutting-edge technologies explained by computer engineers and discussed by lawyers and policymakers from both sides of the Atlantic. The approach is both practical and academic.

In other words, this series of tech talks aims at filling the gap between legal and tech experts, by making technology more understandable for legal professionals, policymakers, regulators and academics. 

In each tech talk, hosted online by Prof. Gianclaudio Malgieri (EDHEC Augmented Law Institute, VUB), engineers from big tech companies, including Google, emerging startups and European bodies and agencies will present a technology. A legal discussant will then comment on the technology, challenging it from a privacy and data protection point of view. Much time is then dedicated to the Q&A with the audience in order to understand better the technicalities but also the social and legal implications of these cutting-edge technologies. 

​Important topics of discussion will be:

  • Differential privacy;
  • Federated Learning;
  • Synthetic data;
  • Secure Multi-Party Computing;
  • Neurotechnologies.

Upcoming Webinars

#1 Differential Privacy

Date & Time15 March 2021 – Time: 16:30 -17:30 (Brussels Time)

Host: Gianclaudio Malgieri

Tech speaker:  Miguel Guevara (Product Manager at Google)


To register, click here.