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On November 17, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the White House released a “Memorandum for the heads of executive departments agencies” to provide “guidance to all
It is the ALICEM application’s use of biometric data that has been challenged by an association at the French Supreme Administrative Court and a decision has just been announced.
On April 1st -2nd, 2021, a colloquium will take place on Artificial Intelligence and Normative Challenges: International and Comparative Legal Perspectives, organised by the Faculty of Law at the Aristotle
On October 22, 2020, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a provisional version of Resolution 2342 (2020) Justice by algorithm – the role of artificial intelligence in policing
With 2021 shaping up to be a decisive year for EU Regulation of AI, the public debate on this particular issue is already well underway.
On October 20, 2020, the European Parliament (EP) adopted three resolutions on :  1/  a framework of ethical aspects of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and related technologies; 2/ a civil
On October 9, 2020, the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority) clarified its position on the use of facial recognition technology at airports, providing useful guidance for French airports’ managers and service providers in their
On September 2020, the cities of Amsterdam and Helsinki launched the Algorithm and AI Register, which is an “overview of the artificial intelligence systems and algorithms used by the City”.
According to an article by Politico on 8 October 2020, 14 EU Member States sent an unofficial document to the European Commission asking it not to over-regulate artificial intelligence.
On September 28th, 2020, as part of the European framework on ethical aspect of artificial intelligence, robotics and related technologies, the European Parliament Research Service (EPRS) released a new European
On September 2020, UNESCO published a new report entitled Artificial Intelligence and Gender Equality: key findings of UNESCO’s Global Dialogue. This report aims to provide “recommendations on how to address gender
On September 25th, 2020, the European Parliament Research Service (EPRS) released a new European added value assessment (EAVA) on civil liability regime for artificial intelligence. According to the study, ‘’the revision of the
The Council of Europe's Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence unveiled its roadmap after its meeting on 23 September 2020.
On September 9th, 2020, the Consort-AI extension was published in order to provide guidelines for clinical trial reports for interventions involving artificial intelligence. These guidelines complete the CONSORT 2010 statement,
On September 22nd, 2020, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) published a new report on the predictability and understandability in military AI: the Black Box Unlocked. This report
The document is a first step to prepare future discussions between Member States which should occur in 2021. The framework envisaged in this document is based on a set of values and principles that should be implemented in different policy areas.
On September 21st, 2020, the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires has started a debate to regulate the implementation of facial recognition systems in public spaces. Legislators from the political
On September 18th, 2020, the European Commission published a report made by an independent group of experts on the Ethics of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs). The report provides twenty
On September 1st, 2020,  The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) published a new report on Modernizing arms control, Exploring Responses to the Use of AI in Military Decision-Making.
On September 9, 2020, the Portland City Council voted to ban facial recognition. The new law is actually established as two ordinances, which ban both public and private use of the technology. Now, government agencies
On September 7th, 2020, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) presented their new White Paper: Vocal Assistants and their ethical, technical and legal challenges. This White Paper is the final
On August 21st 2020, the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (HLEGAI) set up by the European Commission, released their fourth deliverable on the sectoral considerations on the policy
On August 18, 2020, the London High Court handed down its judgment on appeal in the so-called "Bridges" case.
On July 2020, the Government of New Zealand published the Algorithm Charter for Aotearoa New Zealand , a new regulatory instrument applying to government agencies when using algorithms. According to
On July 17th 2020, the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on AI presented their final Assessment List for Trustworthy Artificial intelligence (ALTAI). This document follows the publication, by the
On 1st of July, the European Data Protection Supervisor, Wojciech Wiewiórowski, called for a moratorium on facial recognition in public places. The current European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Wojciech Wiewiórowski, is the European Union’s independent data protection authority, which
On June 25, 2020,  the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), one of the regional commissions of the United Nations, published new regulations on Cybersecurity and Software Updates for
On June 24th, 2020, the Council of Europe’s Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI) published a report, written by Catelijne Muller (President of ALLAI and Member of the EU
On July 16th 2020, the UK Government launched a call for views on its proposals for regulating consumer smart product cyber security. This regulation would follow the publication of the
On June 10 2020, Amazon announced that the company was “putting in place a one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial recognition technology” : Rekognition. ‘‘We’ve advocated that governments
AI Regulation Chair Researchers have prepared and submitted a detailed contribution to the European Commission’s consultation on the AI White Paper.  The European Commission published its White Paper on Artificial
Initiated by France and Canada, the Partnership also includes Australia, the European Union, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Slovenia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
On May 21st, 2020, the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Authority (ICO) with the Alan Turing Institute published new guidance on ‘Explaining decisions made with AI’.
On February 28, 2020, the The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission has published its “AI WATCH: Defining Artificial Intelligence” report, including an AI taxonomy. The JRC is,
As reported on the website Engadget.com, the legislative assemblies of the State of Washington found a compromise on a final text on March 12, 2020. This law, which is one
On March 12th, 2020, Standards Australia, the Australian’s leading independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit standards organisation of Australia, published ‘Artificial Intelligence Standards Roadmap: Making Australia’s Voice Heard‘, a report commissioned by the
On April 8, 2020, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE) released a  new regulatory framework : the Recommendation on the human rights impacts of algorithmic systems.
On April 9, 2020, an investigation found that the most popular connected cars in Europe from Ford and Volkswagen still have serious flaws that can “put your security, privacy and even
‘Towards Responsible AI Innovation’ report on AI for law enforcement was published on May 19, 2020. This new report is the most recent product of the collaboration on AI between
On February 28th 2020, the American Department of Defense (DoD) has formally adopted five principles for the ethical development of artificial intelligence capabilities. During the Department of Defense Press Briefing on the Adoption of
On March 2nd, 2020 the World Economic Forum published a white paper: “A Framework for Responsible Limits on Facial Recognition. Use Case: Flow Management”. The white paper points out that
On February 25,2020, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) launched the “first-ever industry-led standard for AI in health care”. These standards are the result of the collective working group set up
On February 26, 2020, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) submitted a complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about Airbnb’s secret customer-scoring algorithm. According to EPIC, Airbnb “has
On February 27, 2020, the OECD launched the OECD Policy Observatory on Artificial Intelligence, an online platform where governments and other stakeholders can share and shape public policies for responsible,
On a short comment published on February 3rd,2020 on Nature Machine Intelligence, Rafael A. Calvo, Dorian Peters and Stephen Cave argued for “advancing impact assessment for intelligent systems”.  According to
On February 21st, an article published by The Intercept reports that a leaked report drawn up by the national police forces of 10 EU Member States, led by Austria, calls
The European Commission released on 19th, 2020 the final version of its awaited White Paper on Artificial Intelligence, followed by a suite of other papers on the EU’s digital strategy.
The Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPA) published on February, 13th 2020 a first guide for the adequacy to regulation (EU) 2016/679 (on the protection of natural persons with regard to the
In a resolution on automated decision-making processes, adopted on February 12, 2020, the EU Parliament asks for “a fair and safe use” of AI for consumers. It underlines that consumers
Ireland is setting up a secure digital identity system – by means of a card – allowing access to public services: the Public Services Card (PSC). Like ALICEM in France,
On 28 January 2020, the European Data Protection Board released guidelines on connected vehicles. This document focuses on “the personal data processing in relation to the non-professional use of connected
Smart Meters LINKY : The French DPA Puts Energy Groups on Notice One of the major challenges of Smart Cities is the collection of user’s data in order to deduce
The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published on 29 January 2020 a guide to explain the compliance of data processing through video-surveillance with the GDPR. In its fifth part the
On 13 January 2020, US government proposed new guidance on artificial intelligence for the heads of executive departments and agencies. The Office of Science and Technology Policy released a memorandum
On 16th January 2020, European Tech Alliance (EUTA) launched an open letter asking policymakers not to take a one-size-fits-all approach regarding new-technologies. On 18th February 2020, EUTA also published their ‘High Level Principles on Artificial
On April 2019, the French Armed Forces Minister, Florence Parly, set out France’s main priorities and ambitions in the field of artificial intelligence. The French Minister established a dedicated team