Event: Save the Date: Matchmaking, General Assembly and Action Cluster meetings at URBIS – Smart City Fair 2020 (Brno, Czechia, 3 & 4 June 2020)

The URBIS Smart City Fair in Brno (Czechia) will in 2020 be the scene for the General Assembly of the Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities, a Smart City Matchmaking event and meetings for the different Action Clusters in the EIP-SCC.

The URBIS Smart City Fair is a culmination of the exceptional innovative potential that exists in Brno. This is therefore an opportunity to present your technologies, visions and solutions, as well as promote the positive impact these will have on people’s lives and those who will make the decisions concerning their implementation.

Agenda: Working Party on Telecommunications and Information Society (5 March 2020)

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OPP Meeting Summary: General Affairs Council – Legislative Programming (25 February 2020)

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Event: Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law 2020 (Brussels, 22-26 June 2020)

The Summer Academy will allow participants to update their knowledge on international and European privacy and data protection law, by reviewing the latest policy and legal developments, as well as upcoming trends and challenges, and by interacting with regulators and thought leaders from the EU and beyond.

Webinar: Effective IP and Outreach Strategies Help Increase the Impact of Research and Innovation (6 May 2020)

This webinar will put a particular spotlight on the role of communication, dissemination and exploitation in maximising the impact of Horizon 2020 projects. It aims to clarify the terminology by illustrating the differences between the three concepts, and to point out the areas they have in common. Participants will also get an overview on key practical steps to take and consider when elaborating a sound outreach and exploitation strategy.

Webinar: The Importance of IP for SMEs (15 April 2020)

In order to raise awareness regarding IP in SMEs day-to-day activities, we need to understand their problems and connect them with useful information regarding IP rights. This webinar will provide an overview of problems and mistakes that are committed while communicating to SMEs, suggesting possible solutions.

Webinar: Technology-transfer 34: Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Copyright and Patent Laws (28 February 2020)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already capable of creating literary, artistic and musical works as well as technical inventions. As machines have quickly learned to mimic human creativity and inventiveness, the intellectual property (IP) world has entered into AI-driven unchartered territory. Are and should AI-created works and inventions be protected by copyright and patents? How do we answer the question of authorship, inventorship and ownership?

The webinar will then shift to the questions of whether and to what extent the use of data fed into the system, for example to train the algorithms, may amount to copyright or patent infringement, or may in certain circumstances be exempted under fair use, fair dealing, private use or similar doctrines. Possible legal regimes dealing with machine produced works and inventions which are alternatives to copyright and patent protection, including public domain scenarios and sui generis systems, will be examined.

EDPS Opinion on the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK

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Agenda: Meeting of the eu-LISA Management Board (Zagreb, 17 March 2020)

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Press Release: Eighteenth Plenary Session – adopted documents

During its February Plenary Session, the EDPB adopted documents concerning the EDPB Contribution to the evaluation of the GDPR under Article 97, Guidelines on Articles 46 (2) (a) and 46 (3) (b) for transfers of personal data between EEA and non-EEA public authorities and bodies and a Statement on privacy implications of mergers.

UPDATED – Agenda: EP LIBE Committee Meeting (9 January 2020)

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Contribution of the EDPB to the evaluation of the GDPR under Article 97

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Event: 8th Annual Pharma AntiCounterfeiting & Serialisation 2020 (London, 4-5 March 2020)

After serving more than 10 years in providing diverse pharma conferences and organising various events covering unique aspects of AC, Serialisation, T&T along with AI, IoT, and blockchain throughout 2 different locations (UK and India), we are extremely delighted to announce our next co-located conferences ie. “8th edition of Pharma Anti-Counterfeiting Serialisation, Track & Trace” and 3rd edition of “Pharma AI, IoT & Blockchain” in March 2020 in London.

Event: The GDPR and International Organisations: Issues of EU Law and Public International Law (Brussels, 6 March 2020)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has implications for the work of international organisations, which raises fundamental questions about the relationship between EU law and public international law. Bringing together data protection experts and prominent experts from the worlds of both EU law and international law, this workshop will examine legal issues concerning the impact of the GDPR on international organisations.

Co-Organised by Maastricht University (European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity)  – Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB/Brussels Privacy Hub) – K.U. Leuven (Institute for European Law).

Public consultation: Guidelines 2/2020 on articles 46 (2) (a) and 46 (3) (b) of Regulation 2016/679 for transfers of personal data between EEA and non-EEA public authorities and bodies

The European Data Protection Board welcomes comments on the Guidelines 2/2020 on articles 46 (2) (a) and 46 (3) (b) of Regulation 2016/679 for transfers of personal data between EEA and non-EEA public authorities and bodies.

Press release: EU Datathon 2020: innovating for Europe with EU Open Data

The fourth edition of EU Datathon, the open data competition, has been launched on 19 February. This is your chance to demonstrate the potential that open data presents in today’s society and, of course, your creativity and talent! It is also your chance to claim your share of the total prize fund amounting to €100 000. The event is supported by ISA².

Press release: SMEs and technology innovators gather in Brussels to discuss AI adoption

“We have to unleash the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI).” This is one of the main findings of the #AI4SMEs conference organised by EASME and DG GROW on 18-19 February. At the event, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) gathered with policy-makers and technology stakeholders to discuss the potential of AI and its possible applications for SMEs.

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications)

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Agenda: JHA Counsellors (Terrorism) (27 February 2020)

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Agenda: DAPIX Friends of Presidency (2 March 2020)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP JURI Committee – Exchange of views with Commissioner Reynders and Commissioner Breton (20 February 2020)

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EPRS Briefing: Artificial Intelligence [What Think Tanks are thinking]

This note offers links to recent commentaries, studies and reports from international think tanks on AI and related issues.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is usually understood as the ability for a machine to display human-like capabilities such as reasoning, learning, planning and creativity. The ‘Holy Grail’ for many governments and companies seeking to benefit from the digital revolution, the first to invent and apply true AI could achieve an enormous advantage in economic and military terms. However, there are serious ethical implications in such potential developments. Many aspects of AI have already been applied since the 2000s in machines with sufficiently fast processing speeds, equipped with learning techniques and fed large amounts of data. Current versions of AI help to drive cars, beat chess champions, and offer excellent medical diagnostics, to take a few examples.

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