Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence

New developments in Artificial Intelligence are transforming the world, from science and industry to government administration and finance. The Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence, which will be released at the international conference of The Public Voice and ICDPPC in Brussels on October 23, aim to inform and improve the design and use of AI. The Guidelines are intended to maximize the benefits of AI, to minimize the risk, and to ensure the protection of human rights. Learn more and endorse the UGAI at thepublicvoice.org.

September 2018 Meeting with Max Schrems

The Privacy Coalition will meet with Max Schrems on September 14, 2018. Max is a lawyer, author, privacy activist and Chairman of nyob. He  has brought a number of successful legal cases in the area of privacy and data protection, including Max Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, which led the Court of Justice of the European Union to invalidate the Safe Harbor arrangement, and Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook & Max Schrems, which considers whether Facebook’s transfers of data from Ireland to the United States violate the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and is pending before the high court of Europe.

June 2018 Meeting with FTC Chairman Simons

This month the Privacy Coalition met with Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph. Simons, who was sworn in last month. The Privacy Coalition discussed with Chairman Simons several consumer protection issues of importance including privacy and anti-trust, the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica issues, and enforcing FTC consent orders. Chairman Simons and the Privacy Coalition also discussed the FTC’s upcoming series of hearings starting in the Fall that will include many consumer protection and privacy issues.

May 2018 Meeting with AccessNow

In May the Privacy Coalition met with AccessNow’s European Policy Manager, Fanny Hidvegi, and AccessNow’s Senior Policy Analyst, Estelle Massé to discuss the privacy and data protection developments in the EU including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the ePrivacy reform, and proposals for cross border law enforcement access.