16th May 2024

Policy Roundtable with ICO: Generative AI, Data Protection and the Creative Industries

On: Thursday 16 May 2024 from 2.00pm – 4.00pm (registration from 1.30pm)

At: Central London location (SW1P postcode) AND via Video Conference

For: Members, Associate Members and Invited Guests

As the development and use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) impacts on the creative industries, questions around intellectual property, copyright and data protection have become central to the debate. This roundtable will bring together the creative industries and the Information Commisioner’s Office (ICO) to explore these issues and, in particular to answer the question: What is the role of the ICO and data protection when it comes to generative AI?

The roundtable is taking place in the context of a series of consultations being undertaken by the ICO and its purpose is to:

  • explore the relationship between data protection and generative AI (GenAI) and its interplay with other regulatory issues, especially IP and copyright
  • assist the ICO in better understanding the goals and intent for Generative AI adoption within the Creative Industries, as well as any concerns, including around web scraping and regulation
  • assist the Creative Industries in better understanding the relevance of data protection issues, such as ‘lawful basis’ and ‘purpose limitation’, to the development and use of GenAI tools
  • assist the ICO in clarifying the boundaries of its remit and understanding how the Creative Industries’ feedback can refine its thinking and policy positions in relation to GenAI

By agreement with the ICO, a number of organisations representing interest groups from the world of print and music are also being invited to participate, along with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). However, a majority of places have been reserved for British Screen Forum members. The roundtable will be jointly chaired by Jon Gisby (Chair, British Screen Forum) and Sophia Ignatidou  (Group Manager for Artificial Intelligence Policy, ICO) and will begin with two brief presentations to set the scene. In the first, the ICO will give an overview on Data Protection and GenAI. In the second, British Screen Forum member John Enser (Partner, CMS CMNO) will offer thoughts on IP/Copyright and Gen AI.

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