Below you can find a full programme schedule with the different sessions, speakers and topics of presentations.
Friday, 26 August 2022

Here you can download a detailed programme, containing schedule, mini-abstracts of the talks, and biographies of the participants.

Please take note of potential timezone differences as this event takes place in Finland (Eastern European Standard, UTC+2). You may convert them to your time using this timezone converter tool.


  • 10:00-10:20. Introduction of the Legal Tech Lab and Special Issue, by Suvi Sankari, Alina Wernick & Anna Artyushina

Session 1: Gaps in the current regulatory human rights framework

  • 10:25-10:55. "After Human Rights for the Smart City: An Inquiry"
    By: Beatriz Botero Arcila (Sciences Po, France)
  • 10:55-11:25. "Smart cities, smarter sewers: the right to group privacy, data ethics, and the governance and regulation of wastewater-based surveillance technology"
    By: Dhiraj Nainani (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • 11:25-11:55. "A societal approach to the governance and regulation of artificial intelligence in cities: using the lens of data feminism to bridge the gap in democratic participation"
    By: Julia Iunes (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 11:55-12:10. COFFEE BREAK

Session 2: Temporal dimensions of human rights in the smart city

  • 12:10-12:40. "Snapshots and Silhouettes: Corporate human rights responsibility for smart city AI systems"
    By: Lottie Lane (University of Groeningen, Netherlands)
  • 12:40-13:10. "Temporalities of Law and Politics: Dynamic Rights Protection in Smart City Contexts"
    By: Philipp Hacker & Jürgen Neyer (European University Viadrina, Germany)
  • 13:10-13:40. "Scotland as an overlooked anticipatory approach? The oversight of emerging technologies in policing for safeguarding human rights and securing public trust"
    By: Mariana Canto (Research Institute of Recife, Brazil)
  • 13:30-15:00. LUNCH BREAK

Session 3: International approaches to addressing surveillance

  • 15:00-15:30. "(Re)Inventing the Future: Metaveillance, Temporal Feedback Loops, & the Chinese Smart City"
    By: Joss Wright (University of Oxford, UK), Valentin Weber (The German Council on Foreign Relations, Germany) & Gregory Walton (SecDev Group, Canada)
  • 15:30-16:00. "The gray-zones of public-private surveillance: policy tendencies of facial recognition for public security in Brazilian cities"
    By: André Ramiro (Research Institute of Recife, Brazil) & Luã Fergus (University of Campinas, Brazil & the Brazilian Institute of Consumer Protection)
  • 16:00-16:30. "Your face is not new to me: the surveillance power of facial recognition technologies"
    By: Giuseppe Mobilio (University of Florence, Italy)
  • 16:30-17:00. COFFEE BREAK

Session 4: Human Rights-aligned smart city development and procurement

  • 17:00-17:30. "Assembling Open Smart Cities in Canada: An approach to governing emerging digital twins?"
    By: Tracey Lauriault (Charleton University, Canada)
  • 17:30-18:00."Human-Centered Decision-Making for Smart Cities"
    By: Brett Frischmann (Villanova University, USA) & Madelyn Sanfilippo (University of Illinois, USA)
  • 18:00-18:30. "Do smart city technology developers dream of GDPR-free countries?"
    By: Alina Wernick, Emeline Banzuzi & Alexander Wulff (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • 18:30-18:40. EVENT CLOSURE by Alina Wernick & Anna Artyushina