The Strata Data conference in London takes place during one of the most important weeks in the history of data regulation, as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) begins to be enforced. Andrew Burt explores the effects of the GDPR on deploying machine learning models in the EU.
The GDPR contains a host of forward leaning data provisions, but none are thornier than the so-called “right to explainability” and the constraints the GDPR imposes on machine learning. With fines of up to four percent of global revenue, organizations using EU data will literally not be able to afford to ignore these issues. Questions created by the GDPR include:
Andrew focuses on the specific challenges created by the GDPR, the ambiguities around ML that regulators have left unaddressed, and what this means for every phase of the ML creation, testing, and deployment lifecycle.
Andrew Burt is chief privacy officer and legal engineer at Immuta, the data management platform for the world’s most secure organizations. He is also a visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Previously, Andrew was a special advisor for policy to the head of the FBI Cyber Division, where he served as lead author on the FBI’s after-action report on the 2014 attack on Sony. The leading authority on the intersection between machine learning, regulation and law, Andrew has published articles on technology, history and law in the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, the Yale Journal of International Affairs, and most recently, the New York Times, with his article “The End of Privacy.” His book, American Hysteria: The Untold Story of Mass Political Extremism in the United States, was called “a must-read book dealing with a topic few want to tackle” by Nobel laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Andrew holds a JD from Yale Law School and a BA from McGill University. He is a term-member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Washington, DC, and Virginia State Bars, and a Global Information Assurance Certified (GIAC) cyber incident response handler.
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