Privacy, Cybersecurity and Digital Law Conference

Join us on January 25th for the Annual Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Digital Law Conference, where the practice of law meets the future of technology.  The 2024 conference will focus on Generative AI, addressing key topics that transcend practice areas. Whether you specialize in intellectual property, corporate law, or litigation, this conference will help you navigate the complexities of Generative AI and confidently advise your clients. 

Connect with leading experts at the forefront of Generative AI, and hear their insights on the issues in technology, privacy, regulation, ethics and more.

About the Event

Thursday, January 25, 2024
12:00PM – 5:00PM
16 Beacon Street, Boston

The 2024 Privacy, Cybersecurity and Digital Law Conference presents cutting edge panel discussions on Generative AI, addressing key topics that transcend practice areas and are essential for guiding clients into the digital era.

Keynote Speaker

Nita Farahany
Robinson O. Everett Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
Duke University School of Law

Professor Nita Farahany will open the discussion on Bias and Ethics Issues for Tech Companies and the Ethical Challenges of AI Technology. Professor Farahany stands as a prominent expert in the ethical, legal, and social dimensions of emerging technologies. Holding the distinguished Robinson O. Everett Professorship of Law & Philosophy at Duke Law School. Farahany is the Founding Director of Duke Science & Society, the Faculty Chair of the Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy, and serves as the principal investigator of SLAP Lab.

Conference Agenda

12:00 PM

What Tech Experts Wish Lawyers Knew About Generative AI

Bridge the gap between the legal and technical aspects of Generative AI, and learn what tech experts want lawyers to understand when it comes to these dynamic systems.  Understand the legal issues and implications surrounding these continuous learning models, and learn to anticipate and address issues that may arise as a result of AI applications.

Moderator: Katherine Fick, IBM

1:00 PM

Bias and Ethics Issues for Tech Companies

Join us for a thought-provoking panel surrounding ethics in AI.  From understanding bias, exploring challenges in development and deployment, examining transparency and accountability and navigating ethical challenges, this panel will shed light on the complex ethical landscape of AI in tech.

Moderator: Adam Bookbinder, Choate
Speakers: Seth Berman, Nutter; Nita Farahany, Duke University School of Law; Peter Lefkowitz, Data Protection Consultant

2:00 PM

State of Regulation of AI

The regulatory landscape for AI is continually evolving.  Stay on top of the latest developments in the law here in Massachusetts and beyond.

Moderator: Chris Escobedo Hart, Foley Hoag
Speakers: Woodrow Hartzog, Boston University School of Law; Yael Shavit, Chief of the Consumer Protection Division, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General 

3:05 PM

How Private is AI? How Private can it be?

Learn more about the complexities of privacy and AI as this panel examines key considerations to help you effectively advise your clients and navigate the evolving legal landscape.

Speakers: Martin Brown, Boston Dynamics; John Weaver, McLane Middleton; Vivek Rao, Pierce Atwood 

4:05 PM

Does My Chatbot Have Rights? Privacy, the First Amendment, and Rights Surrounding AI Output

This panel will present a multi-disciplinary approach to examining the complex considerations surrounding AI output.  Delve into the privacy concerns, First Amendment implications, intellectual property rights and more as panelists explore these nuanced legal issues.

Speakers: Kevin Angle, Ropes & Gray LLP; Daniel Lyons, Boston College Law School; Jeff Pyle, Prince Lobel  





Thank You to Our Sponsors

Steering Committee

Adam Bookbinder

Katherine Fick
IBM Corporation

Adam Gershenson

Martin Brown
Boston Dynamics

Christopher Escobedo Hart
Foley Hoag

John Weaver
McLane Middleton