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Regulating artificial intelligence and Big Tech: Could EU’s digital trade agenda derail it?


3 May | 15:00-18:30

European Parliament (Spinelli 1G2), Brussels

(also web streaming but we encourage in-person attendance)



The EU has started to recognise the urgent need to regulate Big Tech’s and the fast-advancing artificial intelligence. With legislation such as the Artificial Intelligence Act and the Data Act, the EU is taking some steps towards ensuring that the digital sector operates under the same framework of fair play and the public interest as the rest of the economy. The same EU is, in parallel, negotiating digital trade rules with countries across the globe that enable Big Tech companies to maintain control over data and to keep their algorithms or source codes secret.

The event will explore how the EU’s global digital trade agenda interacts with the EU’s efforts to regulate artificial intelligence and Big tech.

Interpretation available: EN FR ES DE


15:00 – 16:00 – Public Debate, Moderated by Dave Keating, journalist

• DG Trade, European Commission

• Kristina Irion, Professor Information Law, University of Amsterdam

• Kris Shrishak, Senior Fellow, Irish Council for Civil Liberties

• Deborah James, Director of International Programs, Centre for Economic Policy Research



16:15 – 18:20 – Round Table

• Helmut Scholz, MEP, Die Linke, The Left

• Fu Xiuolan, Professor of Technology and International Development, Oxford University

• Benjamin White, Researcher at Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management, Bournemouth University

• Daniel Leufer, Senior Policy Analyst, Access Now

• Richard Hill, digital trade expert, former senior official at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

• Sanya Reid Smith, legal adviser and senior researcher, Third World Network

• European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) (tbc)

18:20-18:30 – Closing by Helmut Scholz, MEP, Die Linke, The Left