Technology, Law and the Public Interest
Ottawa-HKU Conference | April 10-11, 2014
We are delighted to invite you to an exciting discussion between experts from Canada, Hong Kong and friend jurisdictions on the intersection between Technology, Law and the Public Interest.
Throughout this one and a half day event we will be debating how law and policy can make sure technological development is put to the common good.
The conference brings together an outstanding lineup of speakers, and will count on three major panels investigating the boundaries between the public and the private, society and the individual, in the areas of: Privacy and Freedom Expression, Intellectual Property and Social Justice and the ethics involved in Regulating the Body and the Mind.
Questions we will be asking include:
· Can we entrust robots to make health decisions on our behalf?
· Can privacy protect the technological use of data in the public domain?
· What lessons can we learn from recent decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada on the interplay between technology and users’ rights?
· What are the issues involved in regulating online parody in Hong Kong?
· How to bridge the Valley of Death between scientific policy and real world diseases?
· Are orthodox science, technology, and innovation systems metrics adequate to account for the impacts of intellectual property in developing countries?
And many others.
We look forward to welcoming you to Hong Kong U!
Dr Marcelo Thompson
Deputy Director, Law and Technology Centre
Assistant Professor of Law
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
This conference is a joint initiative between:
with academic support by HKU’s Centre for Medical Ethics and Law