Personal Data and AI

London MyData Meetup
London MyData Meetup
Public group
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This event will feature two top data protection experts working "hands on" to devise mechanisms of accountability for personal data processing, with particular focus on artificial intelligence applications. Reuben Binns will present some of the work that he is leading at the Information Commissioner's Office on AI auditing, while Sophie Stalla Bourdillon will discuss promises and challenges that she has encountered at Immuta in promoting the adoption of responsible data management practices. We'll thus have the opportunity to hear about cutting-edge issues in this domain from the perspective of both the regulator and the private sector.

6:30 - 7:00 pm Networking time
7:00 - 8:30 pm 2 talks (30 mins + 15 mins Q&A for each speaker)
8:30 - 9:30 pm Networking time and refreshment

Reuben Binns and Sophie Stalla Bourdillon

Reuben Binns recently joined the ICO on a two-year Research Fellowship. He will research and investigate a framework for auditing algorithms and conduct further in-depth research activities in AI and machine learning. Dr Binns is also a researcher in Computer Science at the University of Oxford. His research interests include technical, legal and ethical aspects of privacy, machine learning, and decentralised systems. He has a BA and MSc in Philosophy from University of Cambridge, and a PhD in Computer Science and Law from the University of Southampton.

Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon is Senior Privacy Counsel and Legal Engineer at Immuta, the leading data management platform for data science. She is responsible for examining current data protection and model risk frameworks, helping customers to embed aspects of these frameworks within the Immuta platform, and framing these practices into digestible, easy-to-scale methods so they can better control risk across their data science programs.
Sophie is also a professor at the University of Southampton Law School of law, where she co-directs the Web Science Institute.
She is the author and co-author of several legal articles, chapters and books on data protection and privacy, including Privacy vs. Security (Springer, 2014). Sophie is Editor-in-chief of the Computer Law and Security Review, a leading international journal of technology law, and has also served as a legal and data privacy expert for the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the Organisation for the Cooperation and Security in Europe, and for the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation.

Other Details:
The talks and QA will be filmed for people who can't make the event. For past presentations check out our Youtube channel (