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On 7 September 2020, the UK government published a call for views on the future relationship between artificial intelligence (AI) and intellectual property (IP). Though the government called for views on all areas of intellectual property law, this article shall focus on patent law.

Mike Pierides, a partner in our technology, outsourcing, and commercial transactions practice, will be presenting a session titled “Procuring RegTech – Best Practices for Sourcing Compliance-related Technology from Third Party Vendors” at the 6th International Compliance Forum.

Please join us on September 17 for a webinar discussing GDPR issues. This webinar is part of our 2020 Data Privacy and Protection Boot Camp series.

Morgan Lewis partners Pulina Whitaker and Andrew J. Gray IV and Morgan Lewis special legal consultant Dr. Axel Spies will be the speakers at the event. Discussion topics will include hot issues in GDPR such as cookies, data transfers, and enforcement trends.

We hope you'll join us on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm ET.

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Bias issues in AI decisionmaking have become increasingly problematic in recent years, as many companies increase the use of AI systems across their operations. On one hand, AI can help reduce the impact of human biases in decisionmaking. On the other, AI can make the bias problem worse.

AI systems learn to make decisions based on the data and algorithms humans put into them. Often, AI systems inherit human biases because they are trained on data containing human decisions. Evidence suggests that "AI models can embed human and societal biases and deploy them at scale."

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, technology companies and public health authorities around the world have been developing contact tracing apps as a way to track and thus slow the spread of the virus. Implementation of those apps, however, can raise privacy and cybersecurity considerations.

Contact tracing apps essentially work by gathering information from individuals who have tested positive for the virus and then locating and notifying people with whom those individuals have been in close contact, frequently by use of GRP, Bluetooth, or wireless technology.

Please join us for a two-part webinar series on key legal, employment, and regulatory trends and issues impacting the European life sciences market.

The topic of Session 1 on September 16 is Corporate, Competition, IP, and Collaboration Trends in the European Life Sciences Market. Morgan Lewis partners Tim Corbett, Joachim Heine, Omar Shah, Louis Beardell, and Mike Pierides and associate Jayne McGlynn will speak at this event.

On October 1, Session 2 will cover Employment, Data Protection, and Regulatory Trends in the European Life Sciences Market. Morgan Lewis partners Louise Skinner and Pulina Whitaker and Morgan Lewis consultant Paul Ranson will speak on this topic.

We hope you'll join us for these one-hour webinars on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 10:00 am ET (3:00 pm BST) and Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 11:00 am ET (4:00 pm BST).

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Please join us on September 8 for a webinar discussing the recently finalized California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations. This webinar is part of our 2020 Data Privacy and Protection Boot Camp series.

The event will be led by Morgan Lewis partners W. Reese Hirsch and Andrew J. Gray IV. Discussion topics will include an overview of practical steps you can take to prepare for 2020 compliance with California’s landmark privacy law.

We previously discussed additional details regarding the CCPA and summarized the practical steps that companies can take to maintain compliance with the CCPA in this recent blog post and full Insight by our Morgan Lewis colleagues.

We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, September 8, 2020, from 12:00–1:30 pm ET (9:00–10:30 am PT).

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Please join us on September 9 for a webinar discussing cybersecurity enforcement issues. This webinar is part of our 2020 Data Privacy and Protection Boot Camp series.

Morgan Lewis partners Susan D. Resley and Andrew J. Gray IV will be the speakers at the event. Discussion topics will include spotting and mitigating enforcement issues concerning cybersecurity-related controls and disclosures.

We hope you’ll join us on Friday, September 9, 2020, from 12:00–1:30 pm ET (9:00–10:30 am PT).

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Following up on our CCPA post earlier this week, Morgan Lewis privacy lawyers Reece Hirsch and Andrew Gray have put together a webinar to discuss CCPA and how to prepare for 2020 compliance with California's landmark privacy law. Register for the webinar if you or your organization are curious about how the CCPA impacts your industry.

The California state attorney general issued a press release on August 14 stating that the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved the California Department of Justice’s regulations regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and filed them with the California secretary of state, making the regulations effective immediately.