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The new EU regulation on electronic evidence will enable law enforcement authorities from one EU member state to order service providers in other EU member states to surrender digital evidence. Providers who fail to comply within ten days or, in urgent cases, within eight hours, could face fines of up to two percent of their global group turnover. We manage our calendars online, store photos in the cloud, many of us haven’t seen the inside…

A key step towards adoption of the EU AI Act was reached last Friday as the draft text received unanimous approval from the European Council’s main preparatory body. There are further votes to follow before the Act is adopted, but it’s looking likely that the final vote will take place in April and some substantive provisions of the Act could be in force soon after that, possibly by the end of the year. We set…

28 January 2024 is Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day outside of Europe), which marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108. Data Privacy Day encourages the global community to think about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. In an increasingly connected and digitized world, where data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulation are rapidly evolving, the work of the global data community is more vital, and more challenging,…

Whilst the EU’s AI Act has been grabbing all the headlines, the draft AI Convention has been flying under the radar. But not for much longer. The Convention, also sometimes called the ‘AI Treaty’, has been drafted by the Council of Europe. If adopted, it will be the first legally binding international convention on AI. The latest draft is not the final version, but contains text that is still subject to negotiation. We’ve set out…

On December 22, 2023 the EU Regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data, also known as the Data Act, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. It shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication, namely on January 11, 2024, and become applicable on September 12, 2025. The Data Act affects manufacturers of connected products and also providers of related services, including virtual…

This past year brought the rapid rise of ChatGPT and other generative AI platforms, accompanied by several noteworthy legal and regulatory developments. 2024 promises to continue with technology advances, making it a pivotal year for businesses navigating global data privacy and cybersecurity risks. Our Baker McKenzie Top 10 predictions for 2024 follow. AI-enhanced cyber threats will increase globally. Threat actors will continue to leverage AI for increasingly sophisticated attacks, exploiting new technologies to enable highly-personalized…

Late in the evening on Friday 8 December in Brussels was a historic moment for AI regulation in Europe. After three days of extensive final debate the EU Parliament, Council and Commission finally announced provisional agreement on the EU AI Act, the bloc’s landmark legislation regulating development and use of AI in Europe. It is one of the world’s first comprehensive attempts to regulate the use of AI. The EU AI Act awaits formal adoption…

Last week was incredibly busy in terms of AI governance developments, on both sides of the Atlantic and globally. While countries are racing to demonstrate their leadership on AI governance on the global stage, common themes continue to emerge. Policymakers recognise the need to strike a balance between the opportunities and potential that this technology can bring, on the one hand, and the risks and challenges posed by AI, on the other hand. There is…

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a publication outlining key considerations for regulation of artificial intelligence for health. This follows the EMA’s Consultation on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the medicinal product lifecycle, which is open for public consultation until 31 December 2023 (see our post here for more information). This aims to promote dialogue among stakeholders, including developers, regulators, manufacturers, health workers and patients. The WHO focuses on six key regulatory considerations on…

*Article originally posted on Law.com authored by Cassandre Coyer at LegalTech News.* This summer marked a key development in the history of data transfers between the U.S. and European Union when the European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework after two prior invalidated agreements. But whether that milestone is translating to a wave of companies registering to get certified under the new framework is less apparent. Given the looming possibility of a Schrems…