On April 21, 2021, a draft proposed European regulation on artificial intelligence (AI) (Regulation) was released following the European Commission’s white paper “On Artificial Intelligence – A European approach to excellence and trust”, published in February 2020. The regulation shows that the European Union is seeking to establish a legal framework for AI by laying down harmonized rules on AI and a coordinated plan with EU member states to strengthen AI uptake and innovation across the EU, whilst guaranteeing EU citizens’ rights and safety.

Our recent client alert takes a closer look at the proposed draft and discusses how it goes beyond the requirements of the GDPR.