Since the Symposium in 2019, we have witnessed a clear trend towards stronger privacy protection both in the US (especially California) and in Europe. In addition, the influence of platforms on behavior and ultimately democracy has been recognized.
The European Commission’s Digital Services Act was published on the 15th of December 2020 and creates a new liability standard for such platforms. The latest development in tech regulation is the Commission’s draft Regulation on Artificial Intelligence (published on 21 April).
This presentation will focus on this recent initiative,e which may be seen as the logical sequel to privacy and accountability regulation.