Brussels, Belgium – FARI hosted a short visit of diplomatic delegates from India, Indonesia, and Germany, as part of their dialogue program visit in Europe that focused on the European Union’s recent efforts to regulate digital services. The visit took place on 30 November 2022 at BeCentral.
The delegates included Advisers to Members of the Parliament of India and Indonesia, led by Stefan Samse, Director of the Rule of Law Program Asia of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung based in Singapore. The dialogue program aimed at serving as a platform for the Asian Members of Parliament to exchange their views on regulating tech platforms with experts, regulators, business associations, and think tanks in Berlin and Brussels – one of which is FARI AI for the Common Good Institute.
Focusing on lawmaking in “digital times”, Prof. Gregory Lewkowicz, Executive director of the Global and Transnational Law Society of the Perelman Center in Université Libre de Bruxelles, and member of FARI’s Scientific Board, welcomed the visitors. He presented use cases of how AI algorithms can alleviate rule-making and administrative procedures, such as the SimpLex project by FARI and the Brussels public administration.
The visit was made four weeks after European’s Digital Markets Act entered into force in early November. The dialogue program focused on two noticeable regulations of the EU to rule digital services including the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA) which work together to form a single set of new rules that will be applicable across the whole European Union, with an aim to create a safer and more open digital space.