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Simona Demková speaks at 2024 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference

The 2024 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference taking place in Brussels between 22 and 24 May featured a presentation from Simona Demková from Leiden University's Europa Institute. Dr Demokvá participated in a panel discussion on the intricate balance between innovation and fundamental rights in the burgeoning field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Dr Demková's presentation delved into the procedural aspects of EU digital policy, specifically examining the relationship between procedural safeguards for automated decision-making under the EU’s AI Act and the established rights of effective administration and judicial protection under EU law. This research forms part of her ongoing project funded by a Leiden University starter grant, entitled 'The EU’s human-centred digital transformation'.

The panel addressed vital questions including: Can privacy-preserving technology effectively uphold fundamental rights? How can regulatory bodies reconcile these rights with the rapid progression of AI? Which role does technology play as a regulatory factor? Which remedies are currently available?

Dr Demková participated alongside renowned speakers Michèle Finck from the University of Tübingen, Andreea Serban from the Future of Privacy Forum and Marco Bassini (Tilburg University), with Giovanni De Gregorio (Católica Global School of Law) moderating. The panel was supported by the Tilburg University's ENCRYPT project, focusing on the role of privacy-preserving technologies as compliance tools.

For more information and questions, please contact Dr Simona Demková (s.demkova@law.leidenuniv.nl)

About the CPDP

The CPDP is a conference that addresses the nexus of technology, privacy and data protection. It provides an international platform for discussion on pressing data protection and privacy issues.

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