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Summary: What does the European Union Artificial Intelligence Act Actually Say?

Covering everything from ChatGPT to the systems used to build freight truck cabins, the European Union’s Proposed Artificial Intelligence Act (“AI Act” or “the Act”) is a piece of tech legislation rivaled only in scope by the GDPR. The sweeping harms-based structure categorizes artificial intelligence systems by preconceived risks to fundamental rights, public safety, and public health (prohibited, high-risk, and low or no-risk systems).

February 23, 2024 Maria Villegas Bravo, EPIC Law Fellow
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IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2024

EPIC Deputy Director Caitriona Fitzgerald will be speaking at IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit 2024 on April 3rd.

3 Apr. 12:45 PM EDT

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The State of Privacy: How State “Privacy” Laws Fail to Protect Privacy and What They Can Do Better

In this report, EPIC and U.S. PIRG Education Fund have come together to shed light on the alarming trend of poor state privacy laws, why these issues affect us all, and what we can do to change course.

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