The EU’s AI Act will be fiercely debated in the coming months. Tech Monitor assesses the key concerns among businesses, MEPs and human rights groups.
Privacy and data protection
Instead of hard law, AI is governed by a patchwork of guidelines and ethics programmes. Could these help inform upcoming legislation?
Last year, the Privacy Shield was invalidated by the CJEU. A year on, talks haven't yielded an alternative solution.
The financial services industry is embracing cloud. But this is creating risks that will likely mean more regulatory scrutiny of providers in future.
Addressing a conference with tech industry leaders in East London, the chancellor said the UK is now in charge of its own data protection rules and it should move beyond the "box-ticking exercise" that hinders innovation.
The UK's post-Brexit data plans include potentially reforming rules around AI decision making. But experts say the costs could outweigh the benefits.
A trial will evaluate the use of AI technology to stop underage people buying alcohol. But it may exacerbate the problem it seeks to solve.
A case against McDonald’s in the US has exposed a fragile legal framework on biometric data acquisition.
The UK's Children's Code is due to be enforced from next week. Critics say its scope is unclear and fails to address the underlying causes of harm to children online.
China's Personal Information Protection Law, approved last week, presents new risks and opportunities for companies handling Chinese citizens' data.
The tech giant wants to scan devices directly to find and report abusive images. The implications for business could be substantial.