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I would like to introduce LawTech Asia’s response to Public Consultation on Model AI Governance Framework published on July 7, 2019. Legal Hackers Seoul has a keen interest in ethical and legal issues in AI, and we had a seminar on this issue last June.

While researching AI governance issues, I came across a Model AI Governance Framework declared by the Personal Data Protection Commission declared on January 23, 2019. Based on a risk-based approach, the Framework emphasizes on procedural due process, and I find this framework has built the groundwork for the development of AI governance.

While reading and analyzing this Framework, I found a response to this Framework written by LawTech Asia, which has close ties with Legal Hackers Seoul. Focusing on the AI in the legal field, this response conveys valuable perspectives on how to apply and improve the Framework in the legal field.

With consent from LawTech Asia, I would like to share this article with you. I expect to invigorate an active discussion on the AI governance issue in Korea. I appreciate friends in LawTech.Asia for allowing us to upload this consultation paper on our page! You can find the original article here.

[LawTech.Asia’s Response to Public Consultation on Model AI Governance Framework]

 By Jennifer Lim, on July 7th 2019

On 23 January 2019, the Personal Data Protection Commission (i.e. the Info-comm Media Development Authority) (the “PDPC”) published its Model Artificial Intelligence Governance Framework (“Model Framework”). The PDPC also launched a public consultation to receive feedback on the Model Framework.

As an organisation committed to thought leadership in law and technology (with AI regulation a key area of focus), LawTech.Asia produced a response to the public consultation on 24 June 2019.

LawTech.Asia’s response comprised the following two sections:

  1. A framework tailored for the implementation of the Model Framework to the legal technology sectors. Tapping on LawTech.Asia’s familiarity with the legal and legal technology sectors, LawTech.Asia produced a customised framework tailored specifically for the implementation of the Model Framework to the legal technology industry. We hope that this customised framework may shed some light in allowing legal technology firms deploying AI to have greater guidance in aligning their practices with some of the implementation guidelines set out in the Model Framework.
  2. Comments and feedback on each specific section covered by the Model Framework. These sections are, namely: the overall principles set out in the Model Framework, internal governance measures, determination of the AI decision-making model, operations management, and customer relations management. Tying our comments together is the thread that the Model Framework could go further in elaborating on some of the guidelines that it had set out, as well as to set out more specifically the ends that the Model Framework is targeted at achieving.

Our response may be downloaded for reference here:

In closing, we emphasise that the views set out within our response are wholly independent. They do not represent the views of any other organisation save for LawTech.Asia.

LawTech.Asia is also grateful to our partner and friend, Ms Shazade Jameson from the World Data Project, for her guidance and assistance in the preparation of our response.

The LawTech.Asia Team

 

 With support and help from the #legalhackers community, we successfully completed the 1st CL+B Festival on Sep 30! Thank you everyone who participated and supported the event! Special thanks to the great panelists and the sponsors of the event (#Blockcrafters, #Hashed, Blockchain and Law Academy). Let’s continue discussing thoughts on sustainable blockchain governance onwards!

Happy to share a short video clip of the 1st CL+B Festival of Legal Hackers Seoul on Sep 30, 2019 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXXvhrSi-Ao)!

If you are interested in blockchain governance, please check out a full version of the discussions that we had at the event with a link below:

Session 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT8AaP08EFM

Session 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wALGpmJuEH0.

 

Legal Hackers Seoul is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our very first CLB+ Festival on September 30, 2019, to address “Building Sustainable Governance for Blockchain Technology from a Legal Perspective.”  Along with the Korea Blockchain Week which begins on September 30, we expect to arrive at a minimum consensus on this topic through open discussion and engagement.

Details of the festival are as follows:

  • Date: September 30, 2019 (Mon)
  • Time: 19:00 – 22:00
  • Venue: Event hall at Sparkplus Seolleung, Seoul, Korea
  • Topic: Building Sustainable Governance for Blockchain Technology from a Legal Perspective
  • Panelists
    • Part 1: General issues on blockchain governance and its legal accountability
      • Peter Zilgalvis (Head of Digital Innovation and Blockchain, European Commission)
      • Steven S. Nam (Managing editor of the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law and Policy)
      • Juho Yoon (Partner attorney at BKL LLC in Korea)
      • Tony Lai (Co-founder of Legal.io, Stanford CodeX entrepreneurial fellow)
      • Moses Wanki Park (Barrister at Liberty Chambers Hong Kong)
    • Part 2: Case studies on sustainable blockchain governance and accountability
      • Joey Garcia (Partner attorney at ISOLAS LLP of Gibraltar)
      • Jack O’Holleran (CEO and co-founder of Skale Labs)
      • Jongbaek Park (Partner attorney at BKL LLC in Korea)
      • Jungyup Lee (Presiding judge at Uijungbu district court of Korea, President of Blockchain& Law Association)
      • Heung-no Lee (Professor at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology)
  • The event will be held in English, but Korea-English translation is going to be provided simultaneously.
  • Sponsors of the event:
    • Blockcrafters, Hashed, Blockchain & Law organization

With the increasing relevance of blockchain and DLT technologies around the world, one of the main issues that blockchain is currently facing is how to build a sustainable governance structure. Therefore, we find it essential to address the issue of blockchain governance and accountability and discuss how we can design sustainable and desirable blockchain governance.

In the session, we will begin our session with brief introductory remarks on the topic. Then, 5 panelists who are actively pioneering the realm are going to have an in-depth panel discussion on the topic. We believe this session will be a meaningful stepping stone for building sustainable governance for blockchain.

We would like to cordially invite you to the Festival! If you are interested in this topic, please feel free to sign up for the event with a link. Look forward to meeting you on September 30!

Legal Hackers Seoul Team

 

 2019년 9월 30일, 서울 리걸 해커스는 제 1회 CLB+Festival 을 개최합니다. 이번 페스티벌에서 다룰 주제는 “법률적 관점에서 바라본 블록체인의 지속 가능한 거버넌스”입니다. 9월 30일 서울에서 개최되는 또 다른 행사인 코리아 블록체인 위크와 더불어, 해당 주제에 관심있는 업계 전문가와 참가자들이 함께 모여 자유로운 토론의 장을 마련하고자 하오니 많은 관심과 참여 부탁드립니다. 

자세한 사항은 아래와 같습니다.

  • 일시: 2019년 9월 30일 (월)
  • 시간: 저녁 7시~10시
  • 장소: 스파크플러스 선릉점 이벤트홀
  • 주제: 법률적 관점에서 바라본 블록체인의 지속 가능한 거버넌스
  • 패널리스트
    • 1부: 블록체인 거버넌스와 법적 책임에 대한 전반적인 논의
      • Peter Zilgalvis (유럽연합 집행위원회 디지털 혁신 및 블록체인 부문 책임자)
      • Steve S. Nam (Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law and Policy 편집장)
      • 윤주호 (파트너 변호사, 법무법인 태평양)
      • Tony Lai (공동창립자, legal.io)
      • 박완기 (영국 법정변호사)
    • 2부: 구체적인 사례를 바탕으로 지속가능한 블록체인 거버넌스 정립 방안
      • Joey Garcia (파트너 변호사, 지브롤터 ISOLAS 로펌)
      • Jack O’Holleran (CEO, Skale Labs)
      • 이정엽 (부장판사, 의정부지방법원, 블록체인법학회장)
      • 박종백 (파트너 변호사, 법무법인 태평양)
      • 이흥노 (교수, 광주과학기술원)
  • 이번 행사는 영어로 개최되고, 한국어-영어 동시통역이 제공됩니다.
  • 행사 후원
    • 블록크래프터스, 해시드, 블록체인법학회

전 세계적으로 블록체인과 분산원장 기술의 영향력이 커짐에 따라서, 블록체인 기술이 직면한 중요한 과제 중 하나는 지속가능한 거버넌스를 만드는 것입니다. 따라서 현재 블록체인 네트워크 참여자의 책임 소재 및 지속 가능한 블록체인 거버넌스 설계에 대한 깊은 논의가 필요하며, 이번 행사는 해당 주제에 대한 토론의 장으로 만들 예정입니다. 

2019 CL+B Festival은 토의 주제에 대한 행사 참가자들의 이해를 돕기 위해 소개 인사 및 발제로 시작해서 이후 5인의 전문가 그룹으로 구성된 패널단이 해당 주제에 대해 심도 있는 논의를 진행합니다. 

저희 서울 리걸 해커스에서는 이 주제에 관심있는 여러분을 위 행사에 초대 드립니다! 관심있으신 경우, 링크를 통해 참석 신청해 주시기 바랍니다. 

9월 30일에 뵙겠습니다!

서울 리걸해커스 팀 드림

 

Two co-organizers of Legal Hackers, Narae Lee and Haebin Lee contributed to the Korea section of the “State of Legal Innovation in Asia Pacific Report.”  It was published by the Singapore Academy of Law’s Future Law Innovation Programme (“FLIP”), the Singapore Management University Law School, and the Singapore Academy of Law Ventures. It aims to encapsulate and understand the phenomenon of legal technology and innovation throughout the APAC region (Australia, China, Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Russia, and Singapore). If you are interested in this topic, please check it out in the document attached. 

(Appreciate SAL for allowing us to post this document on this site.) 

State_of_Legal_Innovation_APAC_2019

We are going to have a session at 7 pm on June 11 with regard to ethical and legal issues on AI. We will cover the topics below:
– Overview of ethical and legal issues on AI
– Accountability issues on AI
– Specific legal and ethical issues on legal tech and surveillance systems based on AI.
Please join us and share your opinion with us. We welcome online participation as well.

Here is an RSVP link: https://forms.gle/pQhiFE4anbDUViUz5. Thank you!

190328 Seoul Legal Hackers 2nd Meeting_LHS_v8

On March 28, we had a great meet-up of Seoul Legal Hackers at Hashed, discussing the current state and future of Legal Technology in Korea. Lots of great people attended the session and shared their opinions, including a lawyer managing legal tech company as well as friends in Singapore who attended the session via online.

We would like to share with you a document that we used for the meet-up as attached. Hope you find it interesting! If you have any questions or opinions, please feel free to reach out to us.