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The legal symposium Security, Privacy, and Innovation: Reshaping Law for the AI Era convenes experts to debate critical legal issues around AI. Co-hosted by the Reiss Center on Law and Security, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, the Berkman Klein Center, and Just Security, the symposium explores how the law must adapt to promote innovation while addressing serious questions around the development and use of AI in the United States and globally.

The first session of the symposium, Responding to AI-Enabled Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianismwill examine the potential uses of AI-enabled technologies to supercharge surveillance, suppress dissent, enable human rights violations, collect personal data, and impose social control around the world. The panel will convene legal and technological experts to address the role of international law, technical standards bodies, and organizations like the OECD to address this growing challenge and explore how democratic nations can use legal tools to promote responsible technology and counter malign uses of AI-enabled systems.

Visit the full symposium page to see dates, times, and speaker lists for the entire symposium.

This event has been approved for one New York State CLE credit in the category of Areas of Professional Practice. The credit is both transitional and nontransitional; it is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys. 

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Friday, September 17
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Virtual Event

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Olufunmilayo Arewa, Murray H. Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law, Beasley School of Law, Temple University

Chinmayi Arun, Resident Fellow, Yale Law School; former Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet & Society

Ronald Deibert, Director, The Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

Amb. Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center; Advisory Board member, Just Security

Moderated by:

Jonathan Zittrain, Faculty Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School; Editor,  Just Security 


This event is co-sponsored by the Reiss Center on Law and Security, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, the Berkman Klein Center, and Just Security.

Register for Session 1