Roszel Thomsen has published a timely article, “Artificial Intelligence and Export Controls: Conceivable, But Counterproductive?”, in the November 2018 issue of the Journal of Internet Law. He discusses recent AI developments and spotlights the surprising challenge of bringing export controls to this field.
Partner Roz Thomsen will present “Artificial Intelligence and How Regulation of AI Affects Silicon Valley” on July 18 at 6 p.m. for a WIT-NC event in Sunnyvale, CA. WIT-NC is an affiliate chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade.
Many industries will be impacted by the use of Artificial Intelligence. Roz will review the current state of export controls for AI. He will also discuss the challenges for implementing new export controls on AI in hardware, software and technology and whether export controls on AI could be counterproductive.
Registration is open for the American Conference Institute’s 8th Advanced Industry Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud and Cyber Export Controls to be held March 26-28, 2018, in San Francisco, co-chaired by Roszel Thomsen. Export controls practitioners will gather to discuss best practices for industry compliance protocols. Highlights will include:
a focus on new Chinese regulations
aligning with human rights priorities in new export controls for cybersecurity and surveillance in the EU
complying with U.S. and Russian requirements amid evolving sanctions
a U.S. encryption controls master class
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The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) will hold its 2017 Customs Town Hall November 9 in Livonia, Michigan. At this annual gathering of importers, exporters, and service providers, Thomsen and Burke attorneys Wesley Demory and Maher Shomali will give a presentation on “Encryption Technology/Connected Car/Export Control Implications”. They will review the export control implications for connected vehicles and their components/subsystems, with emphasis on encryption, communications capabilities, and autonomous driving technology. This type of self driving car technology is prevalent in society today as technology advances constantly. Learn how export controls are structured for these technologies and which regulatory exemptions are available.
On October 17-18, 2017, the American Conference Institute (ACI) will hold its 10th industry forum conference on International Technology Transfers, Cloud Computing and Deemed Export Compliance at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Thomsen and Burke Partner Antoinette (Toni) Paytas will be panel moderator for a conference discussion on October 17 about the most complex and pressing issues posed by cloud computing. The panel will include Robert Rarog, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; Anne Marie Griffin, Deputy Director, Microsoft; and Sean Mentus, Manager of International Trade Compliance, Northrop Grumman.
JUNE 6, 2017 — The American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal has published an article by Roszel Thomsen, “Ethical Breakdowns on the Road to Exporting Intellectual Property”, in its Winter 2017 issue. Using an engaging hypothetical situation, the article provides an overview of deemed export and ethical issues as an attorney contemplates hiring a foreign national to assist in patent work.
Registration is open for the American Conference Institute’s 7th Advanced Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud & Cyber Export Controls to be held March 28-29, 2017, in San Francisco, co-chaired by Ken Niven, Associate General Counsel, Juniper Networks and Roszel Thomsen, Partner, Thomsen and Burke. Trade and security compliance professionals gather at this event each year to hear from experts across the globe on how to interpret and apply evolving requirements.
The program will navigate the ins and outs of complying with new, evolving U.S. and foreign encryption controls, including in the U.S., France, Russia, Southeast Asia, China, Hong Kong, and Japan. New topics include:
EU Proposal on Human Rights and Cyber-Surveillance Technologies: New, Anticipated Catch-All
WASSENAAR Proposals and Anticipated Changes to Intrusion Software and Network Surveillance
France: New Security Measures for OES, Cyber Measures and Increased Powers for Surveillance