Legal challenges of AI based Big Data analyses in companies and company group based environments – DLA Piper keynote speech at DGRI international expert meeting

By: Dr. Thorsten Ammann

Our attorneys Dr. Thorsten Ammann (IPT, Cologne), Dr. Gregor Schroll LL.M. (Litigation and Regulatory, Cologne), Mag. Stefan Panic (IPT, Vienna) and Mag. Annika Wanderer LL.M. (Litigation and Regulatory, Vienna) followed the German Association for Law and Informatics’ (“Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik – DGRI”) invitation to deliver a use-case driven keynote speech on legal challenges of Artificial Intelligence based Big Data analyses in companies and company group based environments at the 26th International Meeting for German, Austrian and Swiss expert lawyers (“DGRI Drei-Länder-Treffen”) from 27 to 29 June 2019 in Krems (Austria).

The use case presented by Dr. Thorsten Ammann and Dr. Gregor Schroll LL.M.  illustrated a modern, technically driven and network attached lifestyle product as the guiding thread to illustrate and discuss key legal challenges of AI-based big data analyses alongside the entire lifecycle of the product in the context of industry 4.0. After a short introduction of the use-case, Dr. Thorsten Ammann raised the audience’s awareness on key legal challenges from a German technology law perspective, followed by the key legal aspects from a German antitrust lawyer’s perspective presented by Dr. Gregor Schroll LL.M. Mag. Stefan Panic and Mag. Annika Wanderer LL.M. highlighted the key legal challenges based on Austrian law. Dr. Monique Sturny LL.M. from WalderWyss outlined the relevant Swiss law affected specifics.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Heckmann, who was hosting the panel, appraised DLA’s presentation as his new benchmark to illustrate complex legal topics in a plain and simple way, also to an academic audience.

As a result, the DLA lawyers successfully represented DLA as the leading global businesses law firm and their special expertise in the information technology sector.