The GDPR and Beyond: Privacy, Transparency and the Law

Organisers: Adrian Weller (Alan Turing Institute and Cambridge), Josh Cowls (Alan Turing Institute)

Date: 23 March 2018

Venue: The Alan Turing Institute

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the European Union in May 2018. The regulation is designed to strengthen the European data protection regime for personal data of EU residents which is processed within the EU and outside it. Notably, the GDPR also addresses the use of automated algorithmic decision-making and profiling in processing personal data, raising questions about the extent to which data subjects have rights to meaningful information about the logic involved, to obtain human intervention, and to contest decisions made by solely automated systems.

By addressing a wide array of concepts, including fairness, transparency, privacy, consent, and interpretability, the GDPR is set to reshape the relationship between governments, corporations, and the individuals whose personal data they process.

Since organisations found not to be in compliance with the regulation will face serious penalties (up to 4% of global revenue), there is great interest in exactly what the GDPR does and does not require, as well as how it will be interpreted after implementation.

This day-long, expert-led workshop will explain the purposes and provisions of the GDPR, and explore what next steps might be for the regulation of artificial intelligence.

Keynotes and panelists as well as registration details will be announced soon. For more information, please contact