Immuta Expands Legal Engineering Team to Support the Growing Compliance Requirements of Enterprises Implementing Machine Learning

January 31, 2019

COLLEGE PARK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 31, 2019--Immuta, the leading provider of enterprise data management solutions for artificial intelligence (AI), today announced that Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, a leading expert on the European Union (EU)’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), has joined the company as Senior Privacy Counsel and Legal Engineer. Sophie joins Chief Privacy Officer and Legal Engineer Andrew Burt, alongside Privacy Counsel and Legal Engineer Daniel Wu, on the company’s growing team of legal engineers tackling the ethical challenges of AI.

As the adoption of AI and machine learning grows, their legal and ethical problems are becoming more complex – and more urgent. The biggest barrier to the adoption of cutting-edge technologies like machine learning isn’t simply the technology itself – it’s how lawyers and other governance personnel can manage its risks. Immuta’s Legal Engineering team, comprised of lawyers with deep expertise in data privacy, security, and data science, is focused on automating compliance and oversight activities within Immuta’s software platform.

The Immuta Legal Engineering team has updated the company’s GDPR Compliance Playbook for 2019 to include the latest best practices required for legal and compliant use of EU data for AI and Machine Learning, with a focus on Data Protection by Design. The latest playbook includes new details on purpose-based restrictions, how to map GDPR data protection principles to the Immuta platform’s global policies, and guidance on implementing specific controls within the Immuta platform, such as masking and differential privacy. To download the playbook, visit: https://go.immuta.com/gdpr-compliant-ai-playbook.

At Immuta, Sophie will be responsible for examining current data protection and model risk frameworks, helping customers to embed aspects of these frameworks within the Immuta platform, and framing these practices into digestible, easy-to-scale methods to help customers control risk across their data science programs.

In addition to her responsibilities at Immuta, Sophie is involved with several organizations focused on forwarding data privacy initiatives, such as the Organisation for the Cooperation and Security in Europe, Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation, the Venice Commission, and is part of the expert group formed by the Council of Europe on Internet Intermediaries.

Prior to Immuta, Sophie spent nearly a decade as a full-time professor of Information Technology Law and Data Governance at the University of Southampton, where she will continue to teach on a part-time basis. During her tenure, she served as the director of the Institute for Law and the Web (ILAWS) and as a member of the Southampton Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence & the Web Science Institute. Sophie has authored several legal articles, book chapters and books on intermediary liability, data protection and privacy, information security, and intellectual property.

Andrew Burt, Chief Privacy Officer and Legal Engineer, Immuta “Automating processes for data governance is critical to the future of data use and innovation, in the EU and beyond. Sophie’s extensive depth of knowledge and her understanding of technology law, particularly the GDPR and the wider regulatory landscape in the EU, makes her a welcome addition to our growing Immuta team, where we’re committed to marrying our entrepreneurial spirit with our commitment to the law.”

Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, Senior Privacy Counsel and Legal Engineer, Immuta “Today, we live in a profoundly data-driven economy and society. As a result, we need secure, agile, scalable and user-friendly safeguards to properly frame the use of artificial intelligence and data in all its forms. The Immuta platform is the most powerful tool I’ve come across for building such structures and for self-enforcing data policies over time. The company is implementing in practice what I was calling for in my academic  research, so it was a natural fit to join forces and usher in the next wave of initiatives emerging for responsible AI.”

Additional Resources:

Click here to read Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon’s blog on why she joined Immuta. To download the Immuta GDPR Compliance Playbook for 2019, visit: https://go.immuta.com/gdpr-compliant-ai-playbook. Join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Vimeo.

About Immuta Immuta is the fastest way for algorithm-driven enterprises to accelerate the development and control of machine learning and advanced analytics. The company’s hyperscale data management platform provides data scientists with rapid, personalized data access to dramatically improve the creation, deployment and auditability of machine learning and AI. Founded in 2014, Immuta is headquartered in College Park, Maryland. Learn more at www.immuta.com.

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