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eLaw Summer School: 'Regulating AI and data in an age of EU digital reforms', 24-28 June, Leiden (Registration now 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


  • Professor 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
  • Professor Gera van Duijvenvoorde, Professor of Law, Leiden University
  • Professor Bart Custers, Professor of Law, Leiden University
  • Dr Gianclaudio Malgieri, Associate Professor of Law, Leiden University
  • Dr Rob van Eijk, Managing Director for Europe, 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:

  • Professor 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're delighted to announce the launch of the eLaw Summer School based on the theme of 'Regulating AI and data in an age of EU Digital Reforms'. This event is scheduled to take place from Monday 24 June to Friday 28 June 2024 at Leiden University. This unique educational opportunity is for individuals with a prior background in law and digital technologies and is open to graduates, PhD researchers, Data Protection Officers (DPOs), professionals and members of institutions. 

Duration and structure: The programme will span five days and will be packed with informative, inspiring sessions during the morning and engaging workshop activities during the afternoon.

Speakers: Each morning session will feature two eminent speakers from the academic world, institutions and businesses, offering a rich variety of perspectives on the topics covered.

Interactive workshops: The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to hands-on workshop activities that enable participants to apply their knowledge in practical scenarios and engage in meaningful discussions.

Limited spaces: The course has a maximum capacity of 45 participants, with space for 15 online attendees. This ensures an intimate, focused learning environment.

Programme 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 in the commercial field, criminal law and the law enforcement sector;
  • examination of the interaction between AI regulation, the Data Protection framework and privacy case law;
  • an overview of platform regulation across various EU rules, from the Digital Services Act (DSA) to the consumer protection acquis;
  • discussion of the Fundamental Rights Impact Assessment within the context of various pieces of legislation (GDPR, AI Act, DSA) and digital vulnerability.

Who is this Summer School for?

The programme is tailored to individuals with a solid foundation in law and digital technologies who want to enhance their understanding of current and emerging regulatory frameworks in the EU. It's an excellent opportunity for professionals aiming to stay at the forefront of digital law and policy.

Register now

Don't miss out on 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 on the eLaw Summer School at Leiden University and contribute to shaping the future of digital regulation.

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