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EU Member States endorse the Artificial Intelligence Act, which is now one step closer to adoption

On 2 February, the representatives of the EU Member States in the EU Council unanimously voted in favor of the text of the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act). The suspense lasted until the final day of voting, as in the last several weeks, there were speculations that representatives of France and Germany would oppose the adoption of the document, by creating a “blocking minority”, arguing th…
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EU negotiators reach a provisional agreement on the Artificial Intelligence Act

On 8 December, late at night, the negotiators from the EU Parliament and the EU Council reached a provisional agreement on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act). This EU regulation is aimed to ensure that the AI systems placed on the EU market and used in the EU are safe and observe the fundamental rights and EU values. Following a risk-based approach, the AI Act regulates the AI systems dep…
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EU legislative initiatives under the strategies on data, AI & cybersecurity

Author: Madalina Vasile
Data Governance Act became Regulation (EU) 2022/868 applicable as of 24 September 2023 sets framework enabling/facilitating: safe re-use of certain categories of data held by public sector bodies data intermediation services providing safe environment for companies and individuals to share data  “data altruism”, meaning the voluntary …

EU Parliament publishes informative paper on AI EU Framework

On 14 October 2020, the European Parliament issued an informative paper on the EU Framework for artificial intelligence ("AI"). At a glance, this paper reflects the EU lawmakers approaches on how to best legislate for the use of AI technology in order to maximize its wide range of positive impacts for society and the economy, while regulating against the risks. Moreover, the paper recalls th…

EU Parliament calls for a regulation on AI ethical implications to be adopted

On 8 October 2020, the European Parliament adopted a Report with Recommendations to the Commission on a Framework of Ethical Aspects of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Related Technologies. Among others, the European Parliament requested the Commission to adopt a regulation on ethical principles for the development, deployment, and use of artificial intelligence, robotics, and related te…

EDPS publishes its opinion on the Commission’s White Paper on AI

On 29 June 2020, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published its opinion on the European Commission's White Paper on Artificial Intelligence. In this Opinion, the EDPS presented its views on certain specific aspects, including the enforcement of AI regulation or the specific requirements for the remote biometric identification. The press release is available here, and the EDPS O…

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