GDPR at 5 – Episode 4 – GDPR and AI

March 8, 2024

Co-Chair of our Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group, Ahmed Baladi (Paris), is joined by partners Robert Spano (London and Paris) and Vivek Mohan (Palo Alto), Co-Chairs of Gibson Dunn’s Artificial Intelligence Practice Group, for a discussion about the interplay between AI and the processing of personal data. They provide an overview of the landmark EU AI Act, comment on the AI regulatory landscape in the U.S., and examine the challenges that multinational companies face when considering AI and GDPR requirements.

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Ahmed Baladi is a partner in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he is co-chair of the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation practice and a member of the Artificial Intelligence practice. Ahmed has developed renowned experience in a wide range of privacy and cybersecurity matters including compliance and governance programs in light of the GDPR. He regularly represents companies and corporate executives on investigations and procedures before Data Protection Authorities. He also advises a variety of clients on data breach and national security matters including handling investigations, enforcement defense and crisis management.

Robert Spano is a partner in the London and Paris offices and the co-chair of the firm’s Artificial Intelligence Practice Group. He practices in the field of EU litigation, international dispute resolution and advises on regulatory matters. He is a member of the Transnational Litigation, International Arbitration, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation, Technology Regulatory and Litigation, and Public Policy Practice Groups.

Vivek Mohan is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Palo Alto office, where he is co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence practice and a member of the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation practice.  Vivek advises clients on legal, regulatory, compliance, and policy issues on a global scale with a focus on cutting-edge technology issues. His practice spans regulatory response, counseling, advocacy, and transactional matters allowing him to provide clients with strategic advice whether they are responding to a regulatory inquiry, setting up a privacy program, responding to a data breach, or selling the company. The Silicon Valley Business Journal  named Vivek to its 2023 40 Under 40 list, featuring “executives that have shaped the Bay Area —and are paving the way for what comes next.”