January 21, 2022

IT LawCamp

The digital conference
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What we offer

A BarCamp that focuses on legal, data protection and IT topics and is the first IT LawCamp in Germany. A dynamic and flexible conference programme – an exciting day that offers interesting lectures, lively discussions of current topics and a diverse exchange of ideas at the highest level. Of course, we are planning this year’s IT LawCamp as a digital conference in line with the currently applicable hygiene regulations and distance rules and are moving the individual sessions to virtual rooms.

Who we invite

You! All company representatives who deal with IT, telecommunications, media, internet and/or data protection issues.

What we talk about

About everything that transforms our traditional legal field: Technical innovations, disruptions and other developments that require us to think outside the box.

Lobby
Track 1 - AI
Track 2 - Data
Kick-Off and Welcome
10:45 - 11:00 CET
Keynote - Internationaler Datentransfer unter Druck – wie können Unternehmen Bußgelder vermeiden? (in German)
Dr. Stefan Brink, State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg
11:00 - 12:00 CET
Sessions in parallel tracks
12:00 - 13:00 CET
Lunchbreak
13:00 - 14:00 CET
Sessions in parallel tracks
14:00 - 17:00 CET
Wrap Up
17:00 - 17:30 CET
Not so Wild West in the East: How regulators in APAC tackle legal issues arising from adoption of Artificial Intelligence
Michelle Chan and Jeremy Tan, Bird & Bird China and Singapore
12:00 - 13:00 CET
Weak AI - Strong implications?
Dr. Aljosha Burchardt, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
14:00 - 14:45 CET
Balancing innovation and regulation – The EU approach towards artificial intelligence from member state perspective
Andreas Hartl, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
14:45 - 15:30 CET
The draft EU AI Act and upcoming EU AI regulations: what’s next
Feyo Sickinghe, Bird & Bird Den Haag
15:30 - 16:15 CET
Regulating AI: A Perspective on US Attempts
Dr. Rachel Muchmore Chaudhary, LL.M., SAP
16:15 - 17:00 CET
Navigating the Data Protection Landscape in Asia
James Gong and Loren Leung, Bird & Bird China and Singapore
12:00 - 13:00 CET
Sharing OSS License MetaData, a mixed blessing?
Janneke van de Westelake, Robert Bosch
14:00 - 14:45 CET
Software Freedom Conservancy’s right-to-repair lawsuit Vizio Inc.
Karen Sandler, Software Freedom Conservancy
14:45 - 15:30 CET
Data and DP in UK after Brexit: the right direction?
Markus Schröder, Allianz Global Investors
15:30 - 16:15 CET
US Privacy - Everything changes in the States - An overview on the constantly changing US privacy landscape
Dr. Kai Westerwelle, Bird & Bird San Francisco
16:15 - 17:00 CET

Speakers 2022

Janneke van de Westelaken

Legal Counsel at Robert Bosch
Sharing OSS License MetaData, a mixed blessing?
Janneke van de Westelaken
Legal Counsel - Corporate Legal Services / Intellectual Property & Licensing at Robert Bosch GmbH

As of 2015, Janneke is working as a company lawyer for the Bosch Group. In 2020, she took the chance switching to Bosch’s Open Source Expert Team, which exists of two lawyers and two developers.

The four head the Robert Bosch Center of Competence for Open Source Software, providing legal and technical advice, ensuring adequate training for the Bosch employees depending on level of knowledge and field of expertise and safeguarding Bosch’s governance related for open source.

Dr. Stefan Brink

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg
Internationaler Datentransfer unter Druck – wie können Unternehmen Bußgelder vermeiden? (in German)
Dr. Stefan Brink
State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Baden-Württemberg

Dr. Stefan Brink is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Baden-Württemberg since January 1, 2017. He was elected by the Baden-Württemberg state parliament for a term of six years. From 2008 to 2016, he was Head of Private Data Protection at the State Commissioner for Data Protection of Rhineland-Palatinate, and since 2012 he has also been Deputy State Commissioner for Freedom of Information of Rhineland-Palatinate.

After receiving his doctorate under Prof. Dr. Hans Herbert von Arnim (German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer), Stefan Brink worked for the Scientific Service of the Rhineland-Palatinate State Parliament, then as a judge at the Koblenz Administrative Court and as a research assistant at the Federal Constitutional Court (1st Senate, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Gaier).

Dr. Rachel Muchmore Chaudhary, LL.M.

Head of Integrated Regulatory Office at SAP
Regulating AI: A Perspective on US Attempts
Dr. Rachel Muchmore Chaudhary, LL.M.
Head of Integrated Regulatory Office at SAP

Rachel Muchmore Chaudhary is the Head of the Integrated Regulatory Office at SAP. In her time with SAP, Rachel has also held positions focusing on AI and machine learning, data protection & privacy, product counseling, and mergers & acquisitions.

Prior to SAP, Rachel worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in Palo Alto, California. She holds a J.D. and LL.M. in International & Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law.

Dr. Aljosha Burchardt

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Speech and Language Technology Lab
Weak AI - Strong implications?
Dr. Aljosha Burchardt
Deputy site spokesman, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH)

Dr. Aljoscha Burchardt is deputy site spokesman for the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH) in Berlin. He is an expert in language technology and artificial intelligence.

Aljoscha is a senior research fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society and vice chairman of the Berlin Scientific Society. He was also an expert member of the Enquete Commission on Artificial Intelligence of the German Bundestag.

Karen Sandler

Karen Sandler

Executive Director at Software Freedom Conservancy
Software Freedom Conservancy’s right-to-repair lawsuit Vizio Inc.
Karen Sandler
Karen Sandler
Executive Director at Software Freedom Conservancy

Karen M. Sandler is the executive director of Conservancy. Karen is known as a cyborg lawyer for her advocacy for free software, particularly in relation to the software on medical devices. Prior to joining Conservancy, she was executive director of the GNOME Foundation. Before that, she was general counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center. Karen co-organizes Outreachy, the award-winning outreach program for women globally and for people of color who are underrepresented in US tech. Karen is a recipient of the O’Reilly Open Source Award and cohost of the oggcast Free as in Freedom.

Karen received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 2000, where she was a James Kent Scholar and co-founder of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review. Karen received her bachelor’s degree in engineering from The Cooper Union.

Markus Schröder

Global Data Privacy Professional at Allianz Global Investors
Data: the right direction?
Markus Schröder
Global Data Privacy Professional at Allianz Global Investors GmbH

Markus Schröder is a Global Data Privacy Professional at Allianz Global Investors GmbH. He is a CIPP/E and Data Protection Risk Manager (FOM). He regularly publishes articles in ZD, K&R and DSB.

James Gong

Partner at Bird & Bird
Navigating the Data Protection Landscape in Asia
James Gong
Partner at the Bird & Bird LLP Data Protection and Cybersecurity team

James is a partner based in Beijing and leads the China data protection and cybersecurity team of Bird & Bird. He has extensive experience in advising cyber security and data protection and regulatory and transactional issues in technology, media, telecommunications (TMT).

His clients include multinationals and local companies in a broad range of industries and is particularly skilled in solving complicated legal issues. James is frequently quoted in the media for his views and a recognised author of articles on TMT and privacy matters.

Dr. Kai Westerwelle

Partner at Bird & Bird
US Privacy - Everything changes in the States - An overview on the constantly changing US privacy landscape
Dr. Kai Westerwelle
Partner at the Bird & Bird LLP Tech & Comms team

As a German Certified Specialist Attorney in Information Technology Law with more than 25 years experience, Kai focusses on German, European, and international privacy. He is author of numerous publications, speaks regularly at international conferences and lectures privacy at universities in Germany and the USA.

He is a Bord Member of the German American Business Association (California) where he heads the DATA-Group, a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Corporate Growth Silicon Valley, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the International Privacy + Security Forum (Washington D.C.).

Michelle Chan

Of Counsel at Bird & Bird
Not so Wild West in the East: How regulators in APAC tackle legal issues arising from adoption of Artificial Intelligence
Michelle Chan
Of Counsel at the Bird & Bird LLP Corporate & Commercial team

Michelle is a technology, telecoms and media lawyer, providing strategic, corporate and commercial advice to major players in the Asia Pacific region. She is Of Counsel at the Bird & Bird Corporate & Commercial team, based in London. With over 20 years’ experience on her side, she works on commercial, corporate and regulatory matters in the technology, media and telecoms sectors across Asia.

She also has considerable experience advising clients on data protection issues and non-contentious IP projects, including helping clients with data protection investigations, in conjunction with Bird & Bird’s investigation and dispute practice.

Jeremy Tan

Partner at Bird & Bird
Navigating the Data Protection Landscape in Asia
Jeremy Tan
Partner at the Bird & Bird LLP Commercial team and Head of the Singapore Technology & Communications practice

Jeremy is an international technology, media and telecoms lawyer based in Singapore, advising a broad range of clients across the Asia Pacific region. He is a partner in the Bird & Bird Commercial team and heads the firm’s Singapore Technology & Communications practice.

He advises an international clientele drawn from a broad range of sectors, including financial services, healthcare and telecommunications, on technology sourcing, outsourcing, fintech, communications and data protection matters. He also has extensive experience in large-scale multi-jurisdictional sourcing and outsourcing arrangements, services arrangements, commercial transactions and technology tenders

Feyo Sickinghe

Of Counsel at Bird & Bird
The draft EU AI Act and upcoming EU AI regulations: what’s next
Feyo Sickinghe
Principal Regulatory Counsel in the Regulatory & Public Affairs practice of Bird & Bird LLP in the Netherlands and Brussels

Feyo is a Principal Regulatory Counsel in the Regulatory & Public Affairs practice of Bird & Bird in the Netherlands and Brussels with a focus on tech and comms and digital markets regulation, drawing on in-depth business knowledge and extensive experience in TMT and public administration. He has a broad network in Brussels, the Dutch Parliament, the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (‘ACM’) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate.

His practice involves developing and presenting strategic, regulatory and policy views in legislative procedures and lobbying at a national and EU level on digital services, data regulation, telecoms regulation in fixed and mobile markets, infrastructure, end user protection, cybersecurity, rights of way, market analysis and the transposition of European legislation into national law.

Loren Leung

Senior Associate at Bird & Bird
Not so Wild West in the East: How regulators in APAC tackle legal issues arising from adoption of Artificial Intelligence
Loren Leung
Senior associate at the Bird & Bird LLP Tech & Comms team

Loren is a senior associate in the Tech & Comms team of Bird & Bird, based in Singapore and Sydney. She advises a broad spectrum of clients across APAC on all aspects of technology, media and telecoms law. Her clients range from large multinational corporations and fast-growth technology companies, through to start-ups expanding in the APAC region.

In particular, she advises clients across a broad range of industries on complex commercial transactions with a focus on technology, regularly on sourcing and outsourcing, software development and licensing, and strategic collaborations and partnerships. She also has extensive experience advising on data protection and cybersecurity matters.

Hosts

Dr. Miriam Ballhausen

Partner at Bird & Bird LLP

Dr. Fabian Niemann

Partner at Bird & Bird LLP

Jörg-Alexander Paul

Partner at Bird & Bird LLP

Lennart Schüßler

Partner at Bird & Bird LLP

The Story behind …

Our hosts are not only united by their enthusiasm for the IT LawCamp and their passion for the legal tech & comms sector, but also by many years of intensive cooperation: Partner Jörg-Alexander Paul trained his then associate Dr Fabian Niemann and supported him on his way to partnership. Dr. Fabian Niemann also focused on the next generation and saw forward-looking potential in his associates Dr. Miriam Ballhausen and Lennart Schüßler. Today, the three generations work hand in hand and support our tech & comms clients together.

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