The European Commission's proposed harmonised rules on artificial intelligence, the EU AI Act, aim to regulate AI systems on the EU market to create greater trust. Spain has not contributed to the development of the Act but has launched the first regulatory sandbox to experiment with its obligations. Spain has also published a National AI Strategy, announced Europe's first AI Supervisory Agency, and targeted platform-based worker rights with its Rider Law.
The European Union’s (EU’s) proposed AI Act aims to harmonise requirements for AI systems across the EU with its risk-based approach. Ahead of this, some countries, like the Netherlands, are pressing ahead with specific national requirements.The Dutch approach is shaped by the scandal around a biased algorithm that their tax office used to assess benefits claims. The tax office implemented the system in 2013 and, after civil society raised concerns, two formal investigations in 2020 and 2021 uncovered systematic bias affecting 1.4 million people.
The Digital Markets Act (DMA) came into effect on November 1st 2022 and focuses on regulating how online platforms operate with respect to fair competition and consumer choice by reducing the bottlenecks that so-called gatekeepers create by monopolising the digital economy.
First proposed on the 21st of April 2021, the European Commission’s proposed Harmonised Rules on Artificial Intelligence, colloquially known as the EU AI Act, seeks to lead the world in AI regulation. Likely to become the global gold standard for AI regulation, much like the general data protection regulations did for privacy regulation, the rules aim to create an ‘ecosystem of trust’ that manages AI risk and prioritises human rights in the development and deployment of AI.
The latest and final compromise text of the EU AI Act (released on 6 December 2022) marks the EU ministers' official greenlight to adopt a general approach to the AI Act.
The Digital Services Act (DSA) is an EU law that regulates digital services. It requires companies to assess risks, outline mitigation efforts, and undergo third-party audits for compliance. The DSA is part of the EU's approach to regulating digital technologies, along with the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and EU AI Act.
The European Commission aims to lead the world in Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulation with the proposed EU AI Act. This article explores the proposed penalties of the EU AI Act for organisations that are non-compliant with the Act.
Spain’s royal decree 9/2021 or rider law gives platform delivery workers employment rights and imposes algorithmic transparency obligations.
California has proposed a Workplace Technology Accountability Act and modifications to its employment regulations to address automated decision systems. In this blog, we compare these proposals to the proposed EU AI Act.
The AI Liability Directive is the EU’s proposed new law to make it easier to prove liability in cases where AI systems cause harm.
The EU AI Act was first proposed by the European Commission in April 2021. It will be the first law worldwide which regulates the development and use of AI in a comprehensive way.
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