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Newsletter Tech Law Briefing July 2021

1. Proposed EU Regulation: The "Artificial Intelligence Act"

The EU Commission intends to harmonize the law on artificial intelligence (AI) across the EU. Therefore, on 21 April 2021, it proposed a new Regulation, the so-called “Artificial Intelligence Act”.1


The Regulation

  • applies to the placing on the market, putting into service and use of “AI systems”, 
  • establishes prohibitions on certain AI practices,
  • imposes requirements specifically for AI systems posing a high risk, and
  • requires high transparency regarding the use of “AI systems intended to interact with natural persons” as well as emotion recognition and biometric categorization systems, and image, audio or video content generation or processing systems.

According to the EU Commission, the proposal aims to “turn Europe into the global hub for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence”.[...]

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