Prof. Karen Yeung is Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow at Birmingham Law School and School of Computer Science. Her research has been at the forefront of understanding the challenges associated with the regulation and governance of emerging technologies. The current research investigates the legal, ethical, social and democratic implications of a suite of technologies associated with automation and the ‘computational turn’, including big data analytics, artificial intelligence (including various forms of machine learning), distributed ledger technologies (including blockchain) and robotics.   She has been actively involved in several technology policy and related initiatives at the national, European and international levels, including membership of the EU High Level Expert Group on AI and  occupies various strategic and advisory roles fornon-profit organisations and major research projects concerned with responsible governance of technology.  She is currently a Principal Investigator on several projects from various funding sources including ELSA,  the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making in Society and Co-Investigator on UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship funded project, Infra-Legalities: Global Security Infrastructures, Artificial Intelligence and International Law (2021 – 2028)  She is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria (Australia), having completed a brief stint in professional legal practice and an Honorary Professor at Melbourne Law School, having previously served as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow (from 2016-2020).

Prof. dr. Lokke Moerel is senior of counsel with Morrison & Foerster (in Brussels) and professor of Global ICT law at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), where she teaches global data protection and new technologies. Among the world’s best-known privacy & cyber advisers, Lokke is regularly called upon by some of the world’s most complex multinational organizations to confront their global privacy and ethical challenges when implementing new technologies and digital business models and to assist them with their global cyber security incident response and regulatory investigations.

Dr Michael Veale is Associate Professor in digital rights and regulation at University College London’s Faculty of Laws. His research focusses on how to understand and address challenges of power and justice that digital technologies and their users create and exacerbate, in areas such as privacy-enhancing technologies and machine learning. This work is regularly cited by legislators, regulators and governments, and Dr Veale has consulted for a range of policy organisations includingthe Royal Society and British Academy, the Law Society of England and Wales, the European Commission, the Commonwealth Secretariat. Dr Veale holds a PhD from UCL, a MSc from Maastricht University and a BSc from LSE. He tweets at @mikarv.