Automated Decision Research is pleased to announce its first virtual expert roundtable event, with Francesca Fanucci, Senior Legal Advisor at the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law, taking place on Friday, 22nd September, from 12.30-13.45 CET.
Please register here to participate. A meeting link will be emailed to all participants in advance of the event.
How will European AI regulations affect or protect human rights? What impact will these regulations have globally? Why are forthcoming European AI regulations considering loopholes and blanket exemptions for AI systems designed, developed and used for national security and defence purposes? What are the human rights implications of such systems, including autonomous weapons systems? All of these questions, and more, will be discussed. Participants can also submit their own questions for discussion.
We look forward to seeing you there!
About the ECNL:
The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law Stichting (ECNL) is a non-governmental organisation based in the Hague, Netherlands working on empowering civil society through creating enabling legal and policy frameworks. Over 20 years ECNL has grown to become an established expert and convener on civil society law and policy globally and in Europe. We work with groups across the world, and we target global multilateral bodies. At the same time, we leverage our location to influence European bodies, whose policies (e.g., on data protection, technology) shape country approaches across the globe and impact civic freedoms. We target European states to gain support for civic space protections in foreign policy and in multilateral bodies. ECNL is the only regional organisation in Europe focused entirely on the policy and legal environment for CSOs and ensuring that organisations, activists and movements have the legal and practical knowledge, skills and capacity to defend their spaces and freedoms.
About Francesca Fanucci:
Francesca is an Italian/British lawyer who has worked in international and EU law for over 20 years. She is also a Fellow specialised in freedom of expression at the Center for Media, Data and Society, Central European University and a member of Internews’ Internet Freedom Expert Register. At ECNL, she mostly works on projects at the UN, Council of Europe and EU level aimed at developing standards and regulatory frameworks addressing the impact of new technologies and AI on civic freedoms. Moreover, she is leading ECNL’s work on how CSOs can use EU law to defend fundamental rights and civic space and efforts to promote EU-wide legislation to end Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP). Most recently, Francesca led ECNL’s engagement in supporting the UN Human Rights Committee in developing General Comment no. 37 on Article 21, ICCPR, a milestone UN document creating improved safeguards for existing and emerging practices of peaceful protests and gatherings. She also provides assistance and expertise to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the implementation of the Guidelines on the Right to Participate in Public Affairs; to the EU Commission, EU Fundamental Rights Agency and EU Council Member States in addressing attacks to civic space in Europe and in developing countries. Francesca is fluent in Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
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