SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Welcome to the World Legal Summit Sydney! 

Date: August 1, 2019

Time: 9:00am – 3:10pm followed by afternoon tea

This event will take place during business hours in Sydney, but link to similar events around the world.

This first part of the WLS is designed to bring disparate jurisdictions together in collaboration around building a better understanding of what is happening with technology regulation and governance world-wide. Sydney will bring a unique viewpoint to the discussion, focusing on the legislative and governance structures in the city and more broadly across Australia.

While there will be panels on each topic, the goal will be to facilitate local conversations that will link with the broader international conversation, identifying common themes and regional differences. The result will be a report that explores existing legal frameworks and law reform ideas for emerging technologies around the world. Participants are welcome to join for one or more sessions of interest, or stay for the full day.

Collaborate with us and the global community to further the understanding of legislative and regulatory frameworks. These frameworks are enabling the sustainable development of emerging technologies and your input is important!

The morning will focus on three themes:

  • 9:30-10:30am   Panel Discussion One: Identity & Governance: Regulation of the construction and use of digital identities, including on blockchain
  • 10:30-11:30am   Panel Discussion Two: Autonomous Machines: Autonomous transportation – changing rules for self-driving cars
  • 11:40-12:40pm  Panel Discussion Three: Cyber Security & Personal Data:  Legal frameworks to enhance cyber security and protect personal information

The afternoon will focus on:

  • 1.30pm – 3.10pm Regulation for artificial intelligence applications in the legal profession

Information about the panels:

Panel 1: Identity and Governance – Regulation of the construction and use of digital identities, including on blockchain

Many emerging technologies, including decentralized systems like Web 3.0 and blockchain technologies, are contributing to building digital identities. What technologies are being developed and what legal framework is appropriate for dealing with digital identity?

Confirmed panellists will include. Further speakers to be advised.

  • Dr Anton Didenko, Research Fellow, UNSW Law
  • Michael Morris, Allens Partner
  • Steve Wilson, Managing Director, Lockstep Group
  • Katharine Kemp, Allens Hub Stream Lead of Data as a Source of Market Power

Panel 2: Autonomous machines – Autonomous transportation – changing rules for self-driving cars

Autonomous machines, particularly in the context of transportation, are creating numerous legal challenges. How can legal frameworks be adapted to technologies such as self-driving cars, noting in particular the challenges of federalism.

Confirmed panellists will include:

  • Dr Monika Zalnieriute, Research Fellow, Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation
  • Evan Walker, Director, Smart Innovation Centre, Transport for NSW
  • Nicole McDonald, Senior Policy Analyst, The National Transport Commission

Panel 3: Cyber security and personal data – Legal frameworks to enhance cyber security and protect personal information

With increasing data breaches and security standards, demands for data protection and cyber security are growing. How can an improved legal framework (both data protection and cyber security) and better design reduce risks?

Confirmed panellists will include. Further speakers to be advised.

  • Rachael Falk, CEO, Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre and Hub advisory board members
  • Valeska Bloch, Allens Partner
  • Paul Domoney, Head of BlackBerry Services, Asia Pacific & Japan
  • James Turner, Managing Director, CISO Lens
  • John McKenzie, Legal Services Commission, OLSC

Panel 4: Regulation for AI applications in the legal profession

With the variety of automated tools in the legal sector now available, do we need new regulation?

  • Thomas Chuang, Legal Product Expert, Luminance
  • Dr Huon Curtis, Senior Research Analyst, University of Sydney Business School
  • Dr Finnian Lattimore, Data Scientist, The Gradient Institute

Request an invite and we will review your invitation request and will inform you of the status of your invitation within two weeks of the event.

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Organizer: Lyria Bennett Moses

Director – Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation

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Sydney Australia

Allens

126 Phillip Street

Sydney NSW 2000

Start time: 9am

Finish time: 3:10pm followed by afternoon tea

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