Navigating the Intersection of AI, Data Protection, and Cross-Border Flows: A Transatlantic Perspective

Event Date/Time:

Friday, May 17, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Join MUSA as we explore cross-border data flows, data protection, web scraping, and artificial intelligence, focusing on the European Union and the United States. We’ll examine the key tensions and their implications at the confluence of these critical topics.


Alex Joel
Scholar-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor
Washington College of Law

Alex Joel is a Scholar-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor at the Washington College of Law. He is conducting research, developing programming, and teaching courses focused on the intersections of the law, national security, technology, and privacy. Previously, he was a senior officer with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), where until June 2019 he served as the Chief of the Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency (CLPT). CLPT works to ensure that the intelligence community carries out its national security mission in a manner that protects privacy and civil liberties, and provides appropriate public transparency. As Chief of CLPT, Mr. Joel was the ODNI’s Civil Liberties Protection Officer, a position established by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Protection Act of 2004. Mr. Joel served in that position since the ODNI was established in 2005.

Venable LLP

David N. Patariu focuses his practice on matters related to artificial intelligence, privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection. David has counseled clients on regulatory compliance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), intellectual property (IP), product development, and due diligence. He has a background in the technology industry, advising clients on compliance with laws and regulations at the state, federal, and global levels. His knowledge spans a range of security issues, including data breaches, information privacy, cyberattacks, network architecture, incident responses, and risk management.

David is a member of the bar in California, Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia.