CAIDP panel at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference

Jan 31, 2021Event Updates

On January 28, 2021, the Center for AI and Digital Policy (CAIDP) at Michael Dukakis Institute organized the TOWARD AN INTERNATIONAL ACCORD ON AI Panel at  the 14th Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection Conference at Brussels.

Speakers: Nguyen Anh Tuan, Michael Dukakis Institute (US); Malavika Jayaram, Digital Asia Hub (HK); Marit Hansen, State Data Protection Commissioner of Land Schleswig-Holstein (DE); Eva Kalli, MEP (EU)

There is growing support for an international legal framework for AI. In 2019, the OECD countries announced the AI Principles, which were then adopted by the G-20 nations. In 2020, the European Commission proposed a Transatlantic Agreement on AI. And in 2021, the Council of Europe is likely to propose an International treaty for AI, similar to the COE Privacy Convention, on January 25, 2021, Boston Global Forum and Michael Dukakis Institute announced AI International Accord Intiative.

All of this AI policy activity points toward the establishment of an International Accord on AI. This panel will explore

the current state of affairs and the next steps.

  • What are the current legal frameworks for AI?
  • What are the essential elements of a global AI legal framework?
  • What are the plans to establish an International accord on AI?


Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Director of MDI presented AI International Accord Initiative at the panel.