Who Should Enforce the Digital Services Act?

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 09:00

In September, the UK Government launched its consultation on reforming Britain’s data laws. Among the government’s ambitious plans are two pillars: “Removing barriers to responsible innovation” and “reducing burdens on business.” As part of these goals, the government is considering reforming Article 22 of the GDPR—the right to opt-out of automated decision-making. This roundtable discussion will take a closer look at Article 22 and consider what kinds of changes are feasible and desirable. Can the benefits of automation be encouraged without weakening user protections? Are there other ways to maintain citizens’ rights than by banning the principle of automated decision-making? Does it make sense to regulate one kind of decision-making, but not others?

Join the Center for Data Innovation to discuss the ins and outs of Article 22, its purpose, its flaws, and whether it is fit for purpose in the digital age. The outputs of the discussion will be fed back to the Minister for Digital and Culture as part of the Government’s formal consultation for the new National Data Strategy.

Speakers 

Vinous Ali
Coordinator
Digital Future for Europe
Panelist
Benedikt Blomeyer-Bartenstein
Director EU Policy
Allied For Startups
Panelist
Irene Roche Laguna
Deputy Head, Unit Digital Services and Platforms (CNECT.F.2)
European Commission
Panelist
Christophe Carugati
Senior Policy Analyst
Center for Data Innovation
Moderator