Artificial intelligence EU's approach to AI: an overview of past actions and next (expected) steps
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Artificial intelligence EU’s approach to AI: an overview of past actions and next (expected) steps

Date
09 September 2020
Among the EU tech regulatory priorities to watch out for this autumn, Artificial Intelligence (AI) takes a prominent role. Following the feedback received from its recent consultation on the EU AI White Paper, the European Commission is currently working on its first legislative proposal on AI. The proposal is expected by March 2021.

In parallel to the AI draft law, the Commission is also organising the second AI Alliance assembly, scheduled for 9 October 2020. The focus of the one-day conference will be the development of an “AI ecosystem of excellence and trust”. At a time when the Commission is considering the introduction of a ban on facial recognition technology for certain purposes, there will also be a discussion on biometric identification.

In the meantime, the European Parliament is continuing to debate a number of recent reports on various aspects of AI. The vote on the “Report on the Framework of ethical aspects of artificial intelligence, robotics and related technologies” is due to take place in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 10 September.

To help prepare for the forthcoming AI regulatory proposals, Bird & Bird has mapped the main initiatives taken in the field of Artificial Intelligence at EU level since 2014. The full overview of the EU’s Approach to AI is available here.

For further information contact Clara Clark Nevola, Jonathan Edwards and Chiara Horgan
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Clara Clark Nevola
Clara Clark Nevola
As an associate in our International Privacy & Data Protection Group, I advise UK and international clients on a range of data protection issues. I have worked in our Privacy and Data Protection Group in both London and Paris, which has given me an insight into the different approaches to compliance and enforcement in two jurisdictions with particularly active data protection regulators. I have been involved in drafting privacy documents, carrying out data protection compliance projects, negotiating data sharing and data processing agreements, and advising on ePrivacy and marketing law.
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