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eLaw Summer School “Regulating AI and data in the age of EU digital reforms” - 24-28 June, Leiden (Registrations are open)

Monday 24 June 2024 - Friday 28 June 2024
Old Observatory
Sterrenwachtlaan 11
2311 GW Leiden


Programme Director:

  • Dr. Gianclaudio Malgieri, Associate Professor of Law & Technology, Leiden University; Co-director of the Brussels Privacy Hub


  • Prof. Dr. Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius, Professor of Law, Radboud University
  • Anna Buchta, European Data Protection Supervisor
  • Anne-Jel Hoelen, Dutch Authority Consumers & Market
  • Dr. Gavin Robinson, Assistant Professor of Law, Leiden University
  • Prof. Dr. Gera van Duijvenvoorde, Professor of Law, Leiden University
  • Prof. Dr. Bart Custers, Professor of Law, Leiden University
  • Dr. Gianclaudio Malgieri, Associate Professor of Law, Leiden University
  • Dr. Rob van Eijk, Managing Director for Europe of the Future of Privacy Forum
  • Dr. Francien Dechesne, Associate Professor at eLaw, Leiden University 
  • Sven Stevenson, Director of the Department of Algorithmic Oversight (DCA), Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP).

Workshop speakers and animators:

  • Prof. Dr. Ignacio Cofone, Associate Prof of Law, McGill University
  • Marc van der Ham, National Office of the Dutch National Prosecution Service
  • Dr. Julia Straatman, Researcher, Data School of Governance, Utrecht University
  • Isabel Barberá, RITHE & Maria Rebrean, ALLAI
  • Lex Zard, Researcher, Leiden University

We are delighted to announce the launch of the eLaw Summer School, titled "Regulating AI and Data in the Age of EU Digital Reforms," scheduled to take place from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28, 2024, at Leiden University. This unique educational opportunity is designed for individuals who already possess a background in law and digital technologies, including graduated students, PhD researchers, Data Protection Officers (DPOs), professionals, and members of institutions. 

Duration and Structure: The program spans five days, filled with insightful sessions each morning and engaging workshop activities in the afternoon.

Speakers: Each day will feature two eminent speakers in the morning, hailing from academia, institutions, and businesses, offering a rich diversity of perspectives on the topics at hand.

Interactive Workshops: The afternoons will be dedicated to hands-on workshop activities, allowing participants to apply their knowledge in practical scenarios and engage in meaningful discussions.

Limited Enrollment: The course is exclusive to 45 participants, with 15 slots available for online attendees, ensuring an intimate and focused learning environment.

Program Topics

The eLaw Summer School will cover a range of critical topics at the forefront of EU digital reforms, including: 

  • An in-depth look at the GDPR eight years after its approval, exploring the many silent reforms that have taken place, in connection with DMA, DGA, DSA, DA, AIA.
  • Comprehensive analysis of the AI Act, discussing its details, rules, opportunities, and challenges, both in the commercial field and in criminal law and the law enforcement sector.
  • Examination of the interaction between AI regulation, the Data Protection framework, and privacy caselaw.
  • Overview of platform regulation across different EU rules, from the Digital Services Act (DSA) to the consumer protection acquis.
  • Discussion on Fundamental Rights Impact Assessment in the context of different legislations (GDPR, AI Act, DSA) and digital vulnerability.

Who Should Attend?

This program is tailored for individuals with a solid foundation in law and digital technologies seeking to deepen their understanding of the current and emerging regulatory frameworks in the EU. It is an excellent opportunity for professionals looking to stay at the forefront of digital law and policy.

Join Us

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of EU digital reforms, network with fellow professionals, and learn from leading experts in the field. Secure your spot in the eLaw Summer School at Leiden University and be part of shaping the future of digital regulation. 

More information and registation:

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