CPDP Latam 2022: International event debates artificial intelligence and data protection

Specialists from Brazil and other countries will come together to discuss data protection and artificial intelligence regulation in Latin America from several complementary perspectives
Law
06 July 2022
CPDP Latam 2022: International event debates artificial intelligence and data protection

The Center for Technology and Society (CTS) at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School is holding the second Latin American edition of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference (CPDP Latam 2022). The event will take place on July 12 and 13 at the FGV Cultural Center (Praia de Botafogo, 186, Rio de Janeiro). Specialists from Brazil and other countries will come together to debate “Artificial Intelligence and Data Protection in Latin America.” They will discuss data protection and artificial intelligence regulation in Latin America from several complementary perspectives.

Professor Luca Belli, the coordinator of CTS and the event’s main organizer, highlights the importance of holding this event, which for the first time will take place in person.

“Evolutions in artificial intelligence may bring about huge benefits but they also pose huge risks, especially when AI systems process massive amounts of personal data. Artificial intelligence regulation has generated enormous interest from governments, regulators, companies and civil society, at global, regional and national levels. They all want to understand and maximize the benefits and mitigate the risks. CPDP Latam has enormous value because it is the only conference in Latin America offering a multi-stakeholder approach to data governance, hosting participatory discussions about the challenges AI poses and possible regulatory solutions,” he says.

The event will also feature Nicolo Zingales, the coordinator of the Center for E-Commerce Studies at FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School; Ana Brian, the UN special rapporteur on the right to privacy; Waldemar Gonçalves, the president of the National Data Protection Agency (ANPD); Samantha Oliveira, data protection officer at e-commerce company Mercado Livre; and Danilo Doneda, a member of the National Council for Privacy and Data Protection.

Other speakers will include Francisco Javier Acuña Llamas, the president of the Mexican Data Protection Agency; Renata Ávila, the CEO of the Open Knowledge Foundation; Nina da Hora, a researcher at CTS, a consultant to TikTok and a member of its Security Council; Rob Sherman, Facebook’s deputy director of privacy; and Thiago Dias, the Rio de Janeiro municipal secretary for economic development, innovation and simplification.

CPDP Latam is a Latin American platform for discussing privacy, data protection and technology. It encompasses the Latin American editions of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference (CPDP), the MyData Conference and the Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC).

To see the complete program of activities and to sign up for the event, click here.

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