‘Emerging Legal Issues with Remote Presence Technologies’ workshop

Ray Purdy at ‘Emerging Legal Issues with Remote Presence Technologies’ workshop

 A workshop, ‘Emerging Legal Issues with Remote Presence Technologies’ was held at the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL) on the 5th November 2012.  The workshop, which was held as part of the BEAMING project, was the first of its kind to look at this technology and these issues from a legal standpoint, and attracted key experts and stakeholders  from across Europe. It explored two core themes: (a) Remote Presence and Dealing with New Criminal Opportunities, (b) From Responsibility to Telemedicine Applications. Members of the BEAMING consortium who spoke at this event included Professor Mel Slater (Department of Computer Science), Professor Patrick Haggard (Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences), and Ray Purdy (Faculty of Laws). External speakers included a judge and experts from Europol, Google, Cisco, European University Institute, Serious Organised Crime Agency, Imperial College, CMS Cameron McKenna Solicitors, Central Saint Martins College, Home Office and Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz.