Legal Hackers

When? Who? What? Where? On Tuesday 28 May 2019, Ms. Nathalie Smuha, addresses the hot topic of Artificial Intelligence and ethics at Digityser in Brussels. The EU High-level Expert Group Ms. Smuha is a.o. closely involved in the work of the EU high-level expert group on AI which in April 2019 has delivered a first part of its work, namely a framework for trustworthy AI. She will enlighten us on that framework for trustworthy AI,…
Brussels Legal Hackers joined the second annual Computational Law & Blockchain Festival, the decentralized festival of events in March 2019 throughout the world on the mechanization of legal reasoning and on blockchain. On Saturday 16 March 2109 in the venue of StartIt some 30 legal hackers focussed on blockchain technology, its use cases, its relation to the (European) legislation on data protection, investment protection, payer and payee protection and taxation. A short report per…
Nosso Summit foi um sucesso! Agradecemos aos apoiadores, aos organizadores de capítulos, aos palestrantes e a todos os participantes! As fotos do Open Day já estão disponíveis! Clique aqui para acessar o álbum! O vídeo promocional pode ser conferido em nosso canal no YouTube! Confira alguns números do Summit: – 30 organizadores de 11 capítulos (Brasileiros: São Paulo, Campinas, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Maringá, Recife, Mogi Mirim, Rio de Janeiro e Brasília / Internacionais: Panamá…
Where, when ? The event is scheduled for Tuesday 23 April 2019. You can join us as from 18h30. The keynote should start at about 19h00. In case of a lively interaction the event may take a few hours. The law firm Time.Lex  – a niche law firm that a.o. assembles experts on data protection – is so kind to host the event in their offices, which are at walking distance from Brussels’ central…
Legal Hackers LATAM Summit 2019 (Inscrições obrigatórias) **Confira na programação as atualizações sobre noss@s convidad@s!** Desde sua fundação, em 2012, o movimento Legal Hackers cresceu como a maior comunidade de inovação jurídica do mundo. O São Paulo Legal Hackers recebe a primeira edição do Legal Hackers LATAM Summit, que irá promover o encontro de organizadores de outros capítulos e diversos outros atores da inovação jurídica, para compartilhar experiências e conhecimento e pensar os próximos passos do…
When? who? what? where? On 28 February 2019 Future Lawyers Belgium organised an “innovation café” keynote by the dean of Vlerick business school, prof. dr. ir. Marion Debruyne, on innovation in the Kortrijk co-creation hub HangarK. Confrontation with innovation The confrontation with innovation is not new. Just as one recent movie example Ms. Debruyne refers to the movie Hidden Figures in which “computers” are still people that calculate. Confronted with innovation the…
Topic The topic of the event is computational law and blockchain, with a focus on blockchain. The definition of computational law is somewhat fluid. Wikipedia states it as follows: Computational law is a branch of legal informatics concerned with the mechanization of legal reasoning (whether done by humans or by computers)”. It emphasizes explicit behavioral constraints and eschews implicit rules of conduct. Importantly, there is a commitment to a level of rigor in specifying laws that…
JPMorgan Chase is the first major US bank to create its own cryptocurrency. The bank, which moves more than $6 trillion around the world every day, has created the “JPM Coin,” a digital token that will be used to instantly settle transactions between clients of its wholesale payments business. JPMorgan is preparing for a future in which parts of the essential underpinning of global capitalism, from cross-border payments to corporate debt issuance, move to the…
Last month, the Kenya Parliament passed a concerning amendment to the country’s national identifier law as we had earlier indicated here. Per Alice Munyua, The rebranded, National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) now requires all Kenyans, immigrants, and refugees to turn over their DNA, GPS coordinates of their residential address, retina scans, iris pattern, voice waves, and earlobe geometry before being issued critical identification documents. NIIMS will consolidate information contained in other government…
Nine Democrats in the US Senate, sent letters to the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission asking the agencies to reject T-Mobile’s proposed $26 billion deal to buy Sprint. The letters addressed to Makan Delrahim, head of the Justice Department’s antitrust division, and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai urge the regulators to put the brakes on the merger. The senators said the merger is “likely to raise prices for consumers, harm workers, stifle competition, exacerbate…