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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…
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…
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…
Where, when ? The event is scheduled for Thursday 21 February 2019. The event will be held at the VUB in Brussels (near metro station “Petillion” and tram stop “VUB”). Topic: data subject rights Data Subject Rights are a given in the data protection legislation (mainly Chapter III, but also part of Chapter VIII of the GDPR; rights under the Patients Rights legislation, etc.). Data controllers have to organise themselves so they can appropriately respond…
By accident we came across the following overview of legaltech in France, via Young Avotech (facebook, linkedin, twitter). They seem to have done a similar overview exercise for legaltech in France, together Actualités du Droit (Wolters Kluwer France) et Maddyness (magazine for / on startups). For a short accompanying article (in French), we refer to the website of “Actualités du droit”.…
This is the placeholder for the Brussels participation to the second edition of the global Computational Law & Blockchain Fest. The focus will be on Saturday 16 March 2019. What can you do? We are still looking for a venue additional speakers (sharing their academic or practical experience) additional hack challenges, i.e. assignments to build a concrete solution to a blockchain related issue (to present Belgian challenges that can be launched globally next to the…
Olivier Mangelschots has drafted a visual overview of legal tech in Belgium in January 2019. This is the result: These are the links to most of these: Document Management and Capture College Comax Dropbox Knowlex Netdocuments Office365 Shoot & Prove Contract Management Contractify Seal Case and Workflow Management Eclipse LexisNexis Thomson Reuters Practice and Dossier Management BaseNet Cicero Corporify Flexsoft Knowliah LawCloud PaxFamilia Secib Sket Softconstruct Toga Tiq Wolters Kluwer Kleos Document and Contract Automation…
For a few months now we have started gathering the basic information of events in Belgium (and near surroundings) that seem of interest to the Belgian legal hackers community. We bundle that information in an open google calendar. If you want to share events in this calendar, feel free to contact us. The advantage of working with an open calendar is that if you have google calendar yourself, you can easily insert that calendar as…