by Paul Hemmersbaugh

In a non-coronavirus-related update, last week the US Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a number of changes to the standards that regulate motor vehicle safety in the United States seeking to ease certain safety requirements for Automated Driving Systems (“ADS”). The proposed changes
Continue Reading Lawmakers propose regulatory changes affecting the self-driving vehicle industry

by Victoria Lee, Mark Lehberg, Vinny Sanchez and James Vickery

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the latest in a series of viral outbreaks that researchers predict will only increase in the years ahead.

Each outbreak presents different challenges to the performance of existing contractual relationships, and the latest
Continue Reading COVID-19 contract issues reach beyond force majeure

Following the publication of a White Paper on AI by the European Union on 19 February 2020, which we analysed here, we, together with H5, IEEE and the Future Society, hosted a roundtable discussion on AI and rule of law with participants from the European Commission, Council of
Continue Reading In Europe, deployment of AI will be regulated. But how?

By Guy Flynn & Lin Pang

“Smart buildings” are not just buildings equipped with separate applications that can turn on the lights in response to vocal instructions or adjust room temperatures as the weather changes. Rather, in a smart building, various systems – heating, ventilation, lighting and security – are
Continue Reading PropTech Insights: The legal implications of smart buildings

The House Financial Services Committee created its Task Force on Artificial Intelligence to determine how to use AI in the financial services industry and examine issues surrounding algorithms, digital identities, and combating fraud. On February 12, the task force held its latest hearing, “Equitable Algorithms: Examining Ways to Reduce
Continue Reading Task Force on Artificial Intelligence hearing – key testimony on challenges and opportunities

On February 19, 2020, the European Commission presented its White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – A European Approach to Excellence and Trust, a much-anticipated policy document setting out concrete measures and proposed regulation with the objective of promoting the development, uptake and use of AI applications, while also addressing the resulting fundamental rights challenges.

The document has raised concerns among companies about whether new rules on AI will negatively impact businesses developing or deploying AI solutions across the EU. Feedback on the white paper can be provided until May 19, 2020.


Continue Reading AI Outlook: Europe initiates AI regulation introducing the principle of trustworthy AI

Data protection and privacy regulation in most, or even all, African countries are often less mature – particularly when compared to the EU’s General Data Protection (GDPR) regime. As such, economies on the continent present both risks and opportunities when it comes to data.

At the recent Africa Tech Summit
Continue Reading Data: Africa’s “new blood”, rather than the “new oil”

By Tony Samp and Steven R. Phillips

In the latest issue of AI Outlook − a new DLA Piper publication that reports on the latest developments around artificial intelligence in Washington − we discuss the fiscal year 2021 federal budget proposal unveiled by the White House this week, which would
Continue Reading AI Outlook: White House proposes doubling artificial intelligence budget

In July 2019, the UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) concluded its Telecoms Supply Chain Review, aiming to create an evidence-based policy framework for the telecoms supply chain. As part of the review, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was tasked by DCMS to conduct a review
Continue Reading Huawei and use of high-risk vendors in UK telecoms networks