Advances in AI technology and IoT are rapidly bringing connected and self-driving cars into our daily lives. To address the issues this new reality will bring, the European Data Protection Board has adopted draft guidelines on processing personal data in the context of connected vehicles and mobility related applications.

To
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Technology has played a dominant role during the lockdown and will be a key aspect of ensuring the transition back to normality is successful. This article discusses recent trends, particularly in Ireland, Denmark and China, regarding the adoption of facial recognition technology (FRT) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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By Michal Kasprowicz and Sangeetha Punniyamoorthy

Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic there have been recent amendments to Canada’s Patent Act that will authorize the use of certain patented inventions necessary to respond in a public health emergency. These measures will authorize the manufacturing and distribution of patented
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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
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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
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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?