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EPIC NZ AI Event Series

February 25th, 26th, 27th & March 1st | Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown, Auckland (New Zealand)

The Topic:

AI, data & consumer empowerment: Lessons from Europe's Digital Single Market and implications for New Zealand

The Events:

If you’re using other people’s data or planning to – how can you be sure you’re adhering to data privacy rules and laws? This popular series of events addressed Europe’s new Digital Single Market (DSM) and how it impacts New Zealand’s ICT innovation in cooperation with the EU. Data is a particularly important aspect and how to adhere to, and benefit from, new European rules was the specific topic of this discussion series. Sessions focused on lessons learned in realizing Europe's new Digital Single Market and its implications for businesses, in particular for innovation and future service delivery. At each event, a presentation explained basic new principles in areas such as:

  • Free flow of non-personal data
  • Geoblocking
  • Data protection
  • Algorithmic decision making

Following the presentations, robust discussions explored opportunities for research and innovation in ICT, possible collaboration with European organisations, and potential areas for improved policy cooperation between New Zealand and the European Union.

Attendees at the Auckland event on 01 March were also treated to a short talk by special guest speaker Paul O'Connor. O'Connor is the founder of Datamine, a leading New Zealand-based data and analytics consultancy and product developer. During his talk, he provided insights into how perceptions of personal data collection have changed over time.

Further Details:

Would you like to learn more about potential implications of the EU's DSM and data rules for New Zealand? The EPIC project event presentation, filled with extensive background information, can be found here.

View the event series press release on Cordis

More information about each event can be found on the following registration pages: