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Law and Technology: Risks and opportunities from the tectonic forces at work

Law and Technology: Risks and opportunities from the tectonic forces at work

Law and technology seminar series in Tokyo

Rapid developments in information technology are changing the way people work, consume, play and interact. Government policy will influence the direction of technological developments and laws and regulations will undoubtedly need to change to address the new reality. White & Case is tracking evolving policies, trends, regulations and cases in Japan, the U.S. and Europe to determine how various facets of these technologies will collide with, interact, and transform each other and the way business is done.

A good example of the multifaceted advance of new issues comes from the field of medical research. AI and Big Data are accelerating the application of genomic information to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and chronic diseases. An individual's genome contains a great deal of personal information which may be protected by existing privacy laws and even small bits of information can be abused if not handled properly. On the other hand, in order to promote innovative treatments, new regulations may be needed to allow the sharing of genetic information with researchers across platforms and national borders, causing difficult issues under relevant privacy regimes. Ethical issues such as the potential demand for "designer babies" can also emerge once the predictive power of genetic technologies is further developed.

A similar array of relationships and issues can be found in numerous other sectors, such as finance (e.g., AI, fintech and privacy), driverless cars (e.g., robotics, IoT and cybersecurity) and consumer households (e.g., IoT and privacy). Indeed, the list is almost endless.

A conceptual framework for considering these issues is captured in the illustration. You are invited to participate in an interactive program series where our speakers will consider the larger themes of change that are happening in the four basic areas of (i) Big Data & IoT; (ii) AI & VR/AR & Robotics; (iii) Fintech & Block Chain; and (iv) Cybersecurity & Privacy.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

4:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Keynote address: "What the technology future holds"

  • Kenneth Cukier, Senior Editor, The Economist
  • Robert A. Feldman, Professor, Tokyo University of Science

Panel Discussion: Big Data and IoT

  • Hiroshige Sugihara, President CEO, Digital Aid Inc.
  • Yoshitaka Sugihara, Head of Public Policy & Government Relations, Google Japan
  • Masami Takahashi, General Manager, Japan, WeWork Japan
  • Moderator: David Albagli, Local Partner, White & Case Tokyo

There will be a cocktail reception after the event.

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: AI and Robotics

Moderator: Nels Hansen, Local Partner, White & Case Tokyo

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: FinTech and Block Chain

Moderator: Arthur M. Mitchell, Senior Counselor, White & Case Tokyo

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity and Privacy

Moderator: Jun Usami, Partner, White & Case Tokyo

There will be a cocktail reception after the event.

 

Venue

Main Conference Room
White & Case LLP
White & Case Law Offices
(Registered Association)
Marunouchi Trust Tower Main
26th Floor, 1-8-3 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Japan

 

Language

Japanese and English

Simultaneous interpretation service available

 

Additional information

There is no charge to attend this seminar

For inquiries, please contact e-mail at [email protected]