Tag: EU Law

  • 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).

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Data Protection

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy Laws

    • Analysis

  • New Executive Order on Signals Intelligence: A Meaningful—but Insufficient—Step Forward

    On October 7, President Biden signed an Executive Order which imposes new limitations on U.S. surveillance programs and creates a new redress mechanism for data subjects abroad. This Executive Order is intended to replace the now-defunct Privacy Shield program but is unlikely to satisfy the European Union (EU) legal standards for privacy protections.

    • Data Protection

    • Intelligence Surveillance

    • International Privacy

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Analysis

  • Europe’s Digital Services Package: What It Means for Online Services and Big Tech

    The EU recently passed comprehensive legislation on platform monitoring, digital free speech, and antitrust, largely directed at Big Tech. On July 5, 2022, the European Parliament adopted the Digital Services Package, comprised of the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) and the Digital Services Act (“DSA”) and first proposed by the European Commission in December 2020. The European Council of Ministers will sign the bills into law this September, and they will take effect in early 2024 (though Big Tech will have to comply within months of entry into force). The Digital Services Package is touted as a “global first,” promising to “safeguard[] freedom of expression and opportunities for digital businesses.” After years of growing tech reliance and tech consolidation, “Democracy is back.”

    • Access to Information

    • Data Security

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Online Harassment

    • Social Media Privacy

    • Analysis

  • European Parliament Adopts DSA, DMA

    • Access to Information

    • Big Data

    • Children's Privacy

    • Competition and Privacy

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Social Media Privacy

    • Updates