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    Get concise, easy-to-understand updates on the EU's digital policy, as well as the main policy and regulatory developments in the Americas. A single source of alerts and reports on data protection and privacy rules in the EU and the Americas, and initiatives on international transfers of personal data. Policy and regulatory initiatives shaping the data economy in Europe.
    Track regulators’ responses to cyber risks with updates on the implementation of the EU cybersecurity rules as well as specific cybersecurity strategies in the Americas. Coverage of regulatory developments impacting technologies such as cloud, AI and IoT. Follow initiatives specifically targeting digital platforms.
    Follow the latest developments in consumer protection around digital content, products and services. Get an overview of regulation that seeks to foster the development of e-Commerce in Europe and the Americas.

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latest intelligence

European data protection authorities identify potential breaches of GDPR by ChatGPT
10 June 24 Sebastian Naste

European data protection authorities (DPAs) found that OpenAI collects personal either through web scraping or directly from user interactions with ChatGPT. They have raised concerns that such processing operations might breach the GDPR main principles. Moreover, DPAs also found that ChatGPT could generate inaccurate or biased data about individuals, potentially breaching the accuracy principle of the GDPR.

EU Artificial Intelligence Act in detail (II): general-purpose AI models
09 June 24 Elisar Bashir

The second report analysing the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) places an emphasis on the governance of general-purpose AI models and systems. Such models and systems will be subject to a tailored and tiered regulatory framework which the EU executive body is entrusted to enforce.

EU top court rules on the information to be provided in online contracts
09 June 24 Olha Hruba

The Court of Justice of the EU said that consumers should be informed that placing an online order implies an obligation to pay the trader, even if such payment depends on certain conditions being met.

EU Digital & Media Weekly Report
09 June 24 Sebastian Naste

This report gathers policy and regulatory developments at EU level covered by Cullen International’s Digital Economy and Media services during last week. It also lists events taking place this week.

Telecoms security forum addresses challenges ahead for the sector
06 June 24 Javier Huerta Bravo

Challenges include ensuring supply chain security in a more complex 5G network architecture, addressing the dual role of artificial intelligence both as a threat and a tool to enhance network security, and fighting spoofing. Stakeholders also discussed the impact of the widened EU cybersecurity framework on the telecoms sector.

Belgium transposes NIS2 directive
06 June 24 Visiola Pula

The Belgian transposition law is quite aligned with the obligations of the directive on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the EU (NIS2), except for few additional aspects such as requiring essential and important entities to establish a coordinated vulnerability disclosure policy. In addition to Belgium, also Croatia and Hungary have transposed the NIS2 Directive.

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