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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

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


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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

For the past few years, the UK Government (the “Government”) has grown to acknowledge that the increasing prevalence of AI within the public and private sector has led to the inescapable impact of its behaviour on the UK public. In many cases, this has been met with favour,
Continue Reading AI, algorithms, and accountability: UK government announces world-leading pilot on algorithmic impact assessments in healthcare

On 12 January, the UK Government (the “Government”) announced that a new pilot initiative, as part of their wider National AI Strategy, would go ahead in pursuit of seeking to shape the way organisations and regulators develop technical standards for artificial intelligence (“AI”). The announcement
Continue Reading UK Government announces initiative to shape Global AI standards

Following its April 2021 proposal for a European Artificial Intelligence Regulation, the Commission comes back to the topic of liability for damages in the digital age with a consultation open to the public until January 10, 2022.

The purpose of the consultation

Having launched the first part of the public
Continue Reading Liability in the digital and AI age: EU looks beyond the ‘AI act’

Background: Initial Call for Views and UK Government Response

Earlier this year DLA Piper reported on the UK government’s response to its consultation on AI and potential amendments to existing intellectual property law. The initial call for views sought to gain insight into how individuals and organisations believe that AI
Continue Reading UK consultation on treatment of AI in copyright and patents legislation