The Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre
The Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre (MCCRC) is a virtual research centre in which technology lawyers and computer scientists collaborate to conduct cutting-edge research on challenges in cloud computing at the intersection of technology and regulation. The MCCRC was launched in April 2014. It is a collaboration between the Cloud Legal Project at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London (CLP) and the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory (CCL). The MCCRC addresses complex and difficult areas of vital importance to governments, businesses, and communities around the globe. The Cloud Legal Project has been conducting pioneering research in the emerging field of cloud computing law since 2009. The Cambridge Computer Laboratory is a world class research centre working in key areas relevant to the development of cloud computing, including distributed systems, networking and security, associated with the Center for Science and Policy (CSaP), that provides the network and mechanisms for high-quality engagement between academics and policy professionals.
Eduard Fosch Villaronga
Laura Aliaga Martinez
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Lauren Downes to moderate Blockchain Panel Discussion at International Petroleum Summit of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators in London on 25 April 2018
The discussion will cover the evolving role of blockchain technology in the future of the oil & gas industry. The full program of the event can be found here: https://www.aipn.org/uploadFiles/BBAB00000131.filename.IPS18_Program_3.12.18.pdf.
Christopher Millard will co-lead an Active Learning Day Workshop on ‘GDPR vs Technology’ at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC on 26 March 2018
Details on the Summit program can be found at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit Event Page, which provides more information on the topics to be covered during the four-hour session. See https://iapp.org/conference/global-privacy-summit-2018/active-learning-day/#.
Lauren Downes to present on ‘Blockchain in the Energy Sector’ at the European Law Students Association’s International Conference on Energy Law in London 18 March 2018
More information on ELSA and the International Conference on Energy Law can be found here. https://elsa.org/event/international-conference-on-energy-law/
Anwaar Ali and Dave Michels to present a lightning talk on ‘How blockchain works’ at the Blockchain4SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Workshop at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 1 December 2017
The Blockchain4SDGs interdisciplinary workshop aims at bringing together experts in the fields of development and humanitarianism with experts on Blockchain technology. Participants will jointly explore the implications of Blockchain –its possibilities and limitations –in these fields and discuss how the technology can be used to address the Sustainable Development Goals.
Christopher Millard and Jat Singh to present a seminar on ‘Machine Learning: Technology, Law and Policy’ at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies in Paris in the context of the series on ‘Regulating Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things’, Paris, France, 14 November 2017
For more information and to register, please see: Machine Learning: Technology, Law and Policy at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/machine-learning-technology-law-and-policy-registration-38707403887.
Chris Reed spoke on ‘Transparency and Trust: legal liability for algorithmic decisions’ at the Royal Society scientific meeting on ‘The growing ubiquity of algorithms in society: implications, impacts and innovations’, London, 30 October 2017
For more information, please see: the Royal Society at https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/10/algorithms-society/
Chris Reed presented the paper ‘Beyond Bitcoin: legal impurities and off-chain assets’ at the Inaugural SMU-OC Future of Law Conference, SMU Law School, Singapore, 26-27 October 2017
For more information, please see: Future of Law Conference at https://www.future-of-law-conference.com/day-2-programme.html