Artificial Intelligence

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What’s the difference between a teardrop and an ocean? The question might seem ridiculous, but oceans and teardrops have more in common than might first seem the be the case. Both are largely composed of salty water, both have creatures living in them (tiny
Continue Reading Emerging definitions: Capturing the essence of Artificial Intelligence

The Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (“DRCF”) has issued a call for views on the benefits and risks of algorithmic processing uncovered in their research and set out their plan of action for the coming year.

Over the past year, DLA Piper has covered a number of developments in the area
Continue Reading UK digital watchdogs take aim at algorithms and online technologies in their plans for future regulatory collaboration

In parallel to the proposal for a Regulation on Artificial Intelligence,[1] the European Commission has also presented a proposal for the new Machinery Regulation 2021[2] (Machinery Regulation), that will replace the Machinery Directive currently in force (Directive 2006/42/EC).[3]

In the first part of our analysis (available here
Continue Reading The interplay between the new Machinery Regulation and Artificial Intelligence, IoT, cybersecurity and the human-machine relationship

Earlier this year DLA Piper UK’s AI team reported on a world-leading project to pilot the use of algorithmic impacts assessments (“AIAs”), in which a framework for assessing the social impact of applying AI systems to health data is being tested by the UK’s National Health Service. Although
Continue Reading Algorithmic accountability: a practical route to applying AI ethics

The Hungarian Data Protection Authority (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság, NAIH) has recently published its annual report in which it presented a case where the Authority imposed the highest fine to date of ca. EUR 670,000 (HUF 250 million).

The case involved the personal data processing of a


Continue Reading Record GDPR fine by the Hungarian Data Protection Authority for the unlawful use of artificial intelligence

The world is currently in a state of unprecedented data availability. Within the financial sector, and indeed every other sector, organisations have found themselves with an abundance of data and information that they can use to better navigate the changing face of commerce. In many ways, this is incredibly helpful.
Continue Reading Financial Conduct Authority issues call for input on AI, synthetic data, and financial services innovation

This month’s Digital Law Alert brings you a selection of tech law news from March 2022:

  • Full text of the UK Online Safety Bill introduced to Parliament
  • AI regulation: Recent developments
  • UK/Singapore Digital Economy Agreement
  • EU Digital Markets Act agreed by European Parliament
  • Summary of responses to the UK’s Plan


Continue Reading Digital Law Alert – March

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2022, a report on ‘The Effects of Artificial Intelligence on the Working Lives of Women’ has been published by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific,
Continue Reading International Women’s Day 2022: IDB, OECD, and UNESCO Report on The Effects of Artificial Intelligence on the Working Lives of Women

On April 21, 2021, along with the proposal for a Regulation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and as part of the broader “Artificial Intelligence Package,” the European Commission issued the proposal for a Regulation on machinery products that will replace the Machinery Directive (Directive 2006/42/EC) currently in force. In our two-part
Continue Reading New Regulation on machinery products and the digital transition: Obligations for manufacturers, distributors, and importers