We’re inspired by business leaders and legislators to create a space for interested people to engage in thoughtful conversation to develop a new mindset to ensure we regulate technology so that we create the world we want to live in. To explore the legal universe regards digital, data and technology – the lexverse.
People can use technology for good as a tool or for evil as a weapon. Technology can bring about enormous benefits to society but it must be used in line with human values. How we regulate technology is one of the biggest human rights issues of our time. It is both critical and complex. It won’t be easy to get it right. But we must get it right so that people use it for good.
What technology needs to be regulated?
We need to regulate information and communication technology. Everything digital. Both existing technology (like computers, phones and the Internet) and emerging technology (like artificial intelligence, virtual reality and the metaverse). Some people call this tech, digital, ICT or IT law.
And the way people use that technology to process data. Not just personal data but all data. With the rise of data science and data analytics, data ethics and data law have become key topics of our time.
Legal or regulatory fields that are changing fast
Every day governments are creating complex regulatory requirements for technology.Brad Smith, Microsoft
Key fields are privacy, cybersecurity, cybercrime, accessibility, access to information, digital safety, responsible AI, national security and sustainability. The lexverse conference includes all of these fields.
Declaration for the Future of the Internet
A good example of what people can achieve is the Declaration for the Future of the Internet, signed by 60+ international partners to date, and which sets out the vision and principles of a trusted Internet. This declaration sets out the principles to promote a vision of an Internet that is open, free, global, interoperable, reliable, and secure.
Creating your reality
Technology must be designed to serve humankind and not the other way around. By regulating technology we can create the kind of world we want to live in.
What kind of world do we want to live in?Tim Cook, Apple
Introducing the Lexverse Conference
The lexverse is where law and technology meet. The lexverse is the legal universe regards digital, data and technology. The lexverse conference is a space for us to decide how we regulate technology so that we create the world (or verse) we want to live in.
Tim Cook at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit
On 12 April 2022, Tim Cook spoke at the event and explained why privacy is such an important right.
Brad Smith at the summit
Microsoft President & Vice Chair Brad Smith explains why we are currently in the era of both technology innovation but also technology regulation. He continues to explain why we need a large community, thoughtful conversation and a new mindset to manage this well.