Deepfakes and the Media: MediaWrites talks to Danielle Van Lier


As part of our Tessellate series of articles addressing how technological developments are affecting media and sports organisations, Esme Strathcole speaks to Danielle Van Lier (Assistant General Counsel at SAG-AFTRA) about deepfakes. As well as explaining the phenomenon, Danielle gives a view on the potential impacts on the media industry of deepfakes and how technology might be used to detect them.

Danielle Van Lier is Assistant General Counsel at SAG-AFTRA where she manages SAG-AFTRA’s third-party contracts and intellectual property, as well as other efforts aimed at protecting the rights of SAG-AFTRA and its members. She also recently received her LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law from University of Edinburgh where she wrote her dissertation on deepfakes.

Technological advancement in media & sport
Bird & Bird's media & sport specialists are pairing up with our tech experts to deliver complimentary tailored Tessellate workshops on topics like the ones you can find here on MediaWrites. The workshops can be tailored based on your interests and needs.
These complimentary workshops will give media & sports businesses affected by technological shifts valuable insights into the key developments shaping the future of your industry as well as advice on ways in which to respond to the opportunities and challanges the future presents.
Esme is an associate in Bird & Bird's Commercial Group in London where she advises clients on a range of commercial issues, often where there is a technology aspect involved. Esme has a particular focus on work in the media, technology and retail sectors, and in house experience working in the music industry.

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