An easy way of publishing your relevant EU press releases.

Anti-Money Laundering in the Digital Era: Building trust and ethics in AI to combat fraud and economic crimes


29 Nov 2019




Anti-Money Laundering in the Digital Era:

Building trust and ethics in AI to combat fraud and economic crimes

23 January 2020

12.30-14.30 pm, with lunch as of 11.45 am

Renaissance Hotel, Brussels

You can already register HERE

The phenomenon of fraud, including payment fraud, and economic crimes is not a new one — far from it. However, a new generation of very creative criminals are now benefitting from the rapid development and spread of digital and cyber technologies: it is a globalized, borderless and intensely complex problem, further exacerbated by the rapid evolution of the Internet of Things (Iot).

Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and robotic process automation (RPA) can help transform the fight against money laundering, fraud and economic crimes among others through scaling-up the capacity to collect and process data, for example. Firms are increasingly investing in secure technologies, such as authentication, identity verification, transaction monitoring, or data-theft prevention technologies. But in creating the ethical and regulatory framework around these issues, it is crucial to strike a balance in line with existing legislation, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), without affecting the ability to actively counter fraud in real-time nor also stifle innovation. It is not an easy task, but decision-makers, regulators and front runners have already embraced the challenge. It is also at the heart of the mandate of the new European Commission, tasked to put forward a new approach to fighting money laundering, one adapted to risks linked to new technologies and providing the EU with a stronger role in setting international standards. The mission letter from President von der Leyen to Commissioner Dombrovskis also stressed the need to both make the most of the opportunities cryptocurrencies create and address the new risks they may pose.

ACCA, EY and Visa are thus delighted to invite you to a thought provoking discussion addressing Anti-Money Laundering in the digital era, through the prism of  building trust and ethics in AI to combat fraud and economic crimes.  ACCA and EY will also launch their new joint report on Economic crime in a digital age; focusing on financial aspects of criminal activity and their link to advances in data exchange, it which will serve as the starting point of the debate. .

Confirmed speakers include: Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, DG CNCT; Raluca Pruna , head of Financial Crime Unit, DG FISMA ; Jeanne Boillet, Global Assurance Innovation Leader, EY; Jessica Lennard, Director of External Affairs, Data Science Lab, Visa Europe; Jason Piper, Head of Tax and Business Law, ACCA; Richard Campbell, Detective Superintendent, PSNI Serious Crime Branch; Marja Laitinen , Senior Attorney, Digital Crimes Unit Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe.

Please note that pictures, videos, and audio recordings will be made at this event in which you may be featured. By attending this event, you grant the organisers the right to use such material for non-commercial purposes, including the posting of photos and/or videos on our website. If you wish to object to this, please contact the organisers.


Specialised Nutrition Europe
Communications & Public Affairs Trainee
Membership intern
Friends of the Earth Europe
Finance Manager
The European Network Against Racism
Budget & Finance Officer
International Dairy Federation
Content Creator
EERA - The European Energy Research Alliance
Communications & Policy Internship
Peace Brigades International
Finance Compliance Consultant