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Updated: Apr 19, 2022

The Scottish Law and Innovation Network (SCOTLIN) is delighted to announce its 1st annual conference, to be hosted at Stirling Highland Hotel, Thursday 21st-Friday 22nd April 2022.

Theme: "Sustainable Innovation, Law, and Policy in a Post-COVID World".

Day 1

Registration opens at 09.30

10:00-11:00 Law and Innovation in Scotland: Working with and outwith academia

Chair: Rossana Ducato (Aberdeen)

Panellists: Amanda Millar (Law Society of Scotland), Iain Q Mitchell QC (Faculty of Advocates / Scottish Society for Computers and Law), Martin Boyle (CodeBase), and Mariano delli Santi (Open Rights Group).

11:00-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-12:15 Nothing Compares 2 EU

Chair: Lorna Gillies (Edinburgh Napier)

Oles Andriychuk (Strathclyde), Sustainability and Competition Law: Reconciling the Irreconcilable?

Arletta Gorecka (Strathclyde/Stirling) EU Competition Law and Privacy: the new theory or the old problem?

12:15-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:15 AI Got You Babe

Chair: Martin Kretschmer (Glasgow)

Lilian Edwards (Newcastle and Ada Lovelace Institute), Regulating AI in Europe: "I wouldn't start from here"

Lorna Gillies (Edinburgh Napier), Artificial Intelligence: Which Court Applies? What Law Applies

14:15-15:15 Righting Copywrongs

Chair: Iain G. Mitchell QC (Scottish Society for Computers and Law / Faculty of Advocates)

Aline Iramina (Glasgow), Copyright Governance by Algorithms: rules and standards on transparency

Jade Kouletakis (Abertay), Decolonising Copyright: Reconsidering Copyright Exclusivity and the Role of the Public Interest in International Intellectual Property Frameworks

15:15-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:30 I Can’t Get No (Regulation)

Chair: Lilian Edwards (Newcastle)

Irène Couzigou (Aberdeen), Delegation of State Functions to Digital Companies: A Sustainable Solution to Secure Cyberspace?

Martin Kretschmer, Ula Furgał, and Philip Schlesinger (Glasgow), The emergence of platform regulation in the UK: an empirical-legal study

16:30-17:30 General assembly (hybrid)

18:00 Dinner

Day 2

9:00-10:30 Every Step You Take I’ll Be Watching You

Chair: Burkhard Schafer (Edinburgh)

Zihao Li (Glasgow), The Reason Behind the EU Data Protection Law’s Failure to Effectively Protect Users from Online Algorithmic Pricing

Daria Onitiu (Edinburgh), Defining the Levels of Trust Informing Data Protection during the Covid-19 Crisis

Benjamin Clubbs Coldron (Stirling), Smart Regulation for the Internet of Things: the Vulnerable Consumer

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 Data: I’m Not Your Property as from Today

Chair: Oles Andriychuk (Strathclyde)

William Webster (Stirling), Is all data the same? The ramifications of big data practices in public services

Patricia Živković (Aberdeen), Face/Off: A Holistic Legal Overview of Biometrics and Biometric Data Series – Property Law and Monetisation

Guido Noto La Diega (Stirling) and Estelle Derclaye (Nottingham), Data Sustainability. How Do We Open Up Data in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

12:15-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:15 Disruptions - "Don't Go Breaking My [insert paradigm]"

Chair: Jade Kouletakis (Abertay)

Angela Daly (Dundee), Law, disruption and technology

Thorsten Lauterbach (Robert Gordon), “What a good place to be!” - social health and teaching during the pandemic

14:15-14:30 Coffee break

14:30-15:30 Lang May Yer Lum Reek

Chair: William Webster (Stirling)

Mo Egan (Stirling), Future-proofing Justice Through Automatic Online Convictions

Burkhard Schafer (Edinburgh), Callum Nash (Northumbria), Wendy Moncur (Strathclyde), Jo Briggs (Northumbria), Emma Nichol (Strathclyde), Leif Azzopardi (ACM), Lethal in small doses: environmental metaphors for privacy protection in the infosphere

16:00 Walk around Stirling city centre and cheeky beverage of choice (optional)



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