Author: jogoco

Linked Democracy: AI for Democratic Innovation

Melbourne, Australia, 19-25 August 2017 https://linkeddemocracy.com/ The third generation of the Web (or Web of Data) makes it possible for citizens, groups, and governments to experiment with new forms of democratic practices. Linked Democracy draws from the analogy with the Linked Open Data (LOD) paradigm to explore new ecosystems connecting people, data, knowledge, and democratic Read More …

Artificial Intelligence: Dreams, Risks, and Reality

It cannot be denied that Artificial Intelligence is having a growing impact in many areas of human activity. It is helping humans to communicate with each other, even beyond linguistic boundaries, find information in the vast resources available on the web, solve challenging problems that go beyond the competence of a single expert, and enable Read More …

TakeDown Kick-off

Jorge González Conejero and Rebeca Varela Figueroa attended the kick-off meeting of the European project Takedown held in Vienna from the 12 to the 15 of September. The Takedown project is funded under the call H2020-FCT-2015 (Grant nº700688) of the H2020 Program, and will be developed until September 2019.The Takedown Consortium is formed by a Read More …

Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, Opinion 01/2016 on the EU-US Privacy Shield draft adequacy decision, adopted on 13 April 2016 (WP 238)

On 29 February 2016, the European Commission published a Communication, a draft adequacy decision and the annexed texts: the EU-U.S. Privacy, which seeks to replace the previous U.S. Safe Harbour invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union on 6 October 2015, in the Schrems case. Article 29 DPWP is particularly pleased with Read More …

General Data Protection Regulation

On December 17, 2015, the European Parliament and Council of the European Union reached an informal agreement on the final draft of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

The GDPR has finally been adopted on April 14, 2016, after four years of drafting and negotiations. The GDPR is now officially EU law and will directly apply in all EU countries, replacing EU and national data protection legislation.

Once officially adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, the GDPR will apply in EU Member States after a period of two years.

Last 2nd February 2016, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted the Work Programme 2016 (417/16/EN, WP235)

It is worth noting this time that the General Data Protection Regulation and the Directive on Police and Justice will change the structure and the way WP29 works today. It has indeed 2years to become the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Some guidelines and procedures will be adopted to organize the future cooperation between data Read More …

Technology Regulation

Antoni Roig (antoni.roig@uab.cat) Regulation of technology is a complex task in a constantly evolving field. General legal frameworks based on principles, for instance Data Protection principles, can be implemented even in changing conditions. The limits of general regulation have soon been obvious: implementation of abstract principles requires case-by-case determination. Judicial decisions do not cover all Read More …

Constitution Lab

We are very pleased to announce the formation of a new collaborative working group called Constitution Lab. The Constitution Lab is an open, online working group for the research, understanding, and innovation of citizen participation in constitution building. The Lab brings together expertise from academia, civil society and technology to gather knowledge necessary to produce meaningful improvements to the process of constitution building. We are working at the intersection of law, international development, political science, and technology, but welcome perspectives from other areas, such as sociology, anthropology, media and communication.