Webinar – Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy: A Business and Human Rights Approach

On 2 June 2020 Professor Lorna McGregor spoke at a virtual seminar organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. This was the second webinar in a series on ‘Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities, Risks, and the Future of Regulation’.

The webinar explored questions such as: How do algorithms impact the right to non-discrimination? Could the right to freedom of thought be used as a lens to regulate big tech? How can business integrate holistic management approaches that can grasp human rights impacts in a data-driven business environment? Does the existing human rights legal framework provide adequate protection or do states need to regulate further? Is the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights framework relevant?

Other speakers included:

  • Susie Alegre, International human rights barrister, Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers
  • Dr. Florian Ostmann, Policy Theme Lead at The Alan Turing Institute
  • Isabel Ebert, researcher at the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen
  • Dr. Daniel Aguirre, Senior Lecturer in Law, Roehampton University
  • Dr. Michael Veale, lecturer in digital rights and regulation at University College London
  • Joe Westby, Research on Technology and Human Rights, Amnesty International.

The event was convened by Dr Irene Pietropaoli, Research Fellow in Business & Human Rights, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.