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European Commission presents 2022 work programme
24 October 21 Javier Huerta Bravo

The European Commission presented on 19 October its work programme for 2022, setting out the initiatives that it plans to put forward next year.

EU Digital Economy Weekly Report
24 October 21 Sebastian Naste

This week’s edition features stories about the European Commission’s work programme for 2022; a public consultation by the Commission on adapting the EU civil liability regime to new technologies, including artificial intelligence; the concerns expressed by telecommunications ministers about the draft EU Artificial Intelligence Act during an informal Council discussion; and an EU workshop on the use of the Connecting Europe Facility Digital programme for connected and automated mobility. It also lists events taking place this week.

European Commission consults on adapting EU civil liability regime to new technologies, including artificial intelligence
21 October 21 Elisar Bashir

The EU executive body is consulting until 10 January 2022 on a possible revision of the Product Liability Directive (PLD) to confirm the relevance of the issues identified by the 2018 evaluation of the PLD (e.g. how to apply the PLD to products in the digital and circular economy), and improve the directive. The consultation also aims to collect views on how to address issues related specifically to damage caused by artificial intelligence (AI) systems, which concerns both the PLD and national liability rules.

US Office of Science and Technology Policy consults on uses of biometrics
20 October 21 Jose Jehuda Garcia

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy is consulting on the public and private uses of biometric technology, part of a wider effort to identify a set of individual rights that should be guaranteed “in an AI-powered world”.

EU Artificial Intelligence Act: telecommunications ministers demand clearer definitions and legal certainty
19 October 21 Elisar Bashir

While practically all telecommunications ministers welcomed the proposed risk-based approach by the Commission to regulate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems in the EU, several expressed concerns about the broad definition of AI. In addition, in their view a refined scope of the draft AIA would further guarantee greater legal certainty for both companies and citizens.

Dutch regulators unite to supervise digital platforms
19 October 21 Olha Hruba

The Dutch Data Protection Authority, the Authority for Consumers and Markets, the Authority for Financial Markets, and the Media Authority formed a cooperation platform to strengthen oversight of digital and online activities.

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