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Tag: EU

Tag: EU

General-purpose AI and Systemic risk in the EU AI Act

As Europe continues to embrace the potential of general-purpose AI, it is essential that a calculated approach is taken to address the systemic risks associated with the technology.    General-purpose Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) models are ones that have a wide range of possible uses, both intended and unintended by the developers. They can be used

The new EU AI Regulation: What is it and to whom does it apply?

After final approval by the Council of the EU on May 21, 2024, the EU AI Act is set to go into effect. What does this Regulation entail, and to whom does it apply?   The EU AI Act is a legal framework that aims to regulate the development, deployment, and use of Artificial Intelligence

Aphaia delivers a presentation on the new EU AI Act and the GDPR on 42Workspace in Rotterdam

Aphaia has opened its new office at 42Workspace in Rotterdam and had the chance to deliver the presentation “EU AI Act with GDPR fundamentals” to the Rotterdam tech community on 5th June.   42Workspace is the tech coworking space in Rotterdam, comprising a community of more than 40 startups and scale-ups providing digital services in

Guidance on the Use of Wi-Fi Tracking Technology

The AEPD has published guidance on the use of wi-fi technology in compliance with the GDPR.    In a collaborative effort to address the growing concerns surrounding Wi-Fi tracking technology, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD), in conjunction with the Catalan Data Protection Authority, the Basque Data Protection Authority, and the Transparency and Data Protection

Recommendations on the development of AI systems from European DPAs

DPAs across Europe have provided useful recommendations for organisations involved in the development and deployment of AI systems, aiding these organisations to remain in compliance with the GDPR and other regulations applicable to AI systems.    The French data protection authority, CNIL recently published its first recommendations on the development of AI systems. These recommendations

EU Supervisory Authorities have a right to order the erasure of unlawfully processed data without a request from the data subject

The CJEU has ruled that EU Supervisory Authorities have a right to order the erasure of unlawfully processed data even without a prior request from the data subject.   The recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has significant implications for the processing of personal data by organisations within the

EU Artificial Intelligence Act passed by the European Parliament

The European Parliament has passed the EU Artificial Intelligence Act (EU AI Act) to ensure safety of EU citizen rights.  On Wednesday March 14th, the Parliament formally passed the Artificial Intelligence Act, a legislation designed to safeguard public safety and fundamental rights, while simultaneously fostering innovation. The Act was finalised in negotiations with member states

”Pay or ok” — Does this new paid subscription model invalidate consent?

There has been much debate about the validity of consent under the GDPR as it relates to the “Pay or ok” paid subscription model on social media and other platforms and websites.   Since November 7, European users of Facebook and Instagram have had the option to pay a subscription in exchange for an ad-free

A year of Data Protection Law: 2023 review

Over the course of this year, there have been several significant advancements in the world of data protection across the EU and the UK. In this article, we will present some of the major milestones of 2023.   In early 2023, CNIL reminded organizations to stay updated on data protection laws and adapt practices to

EU Institutions Finalize Agreement on the Cyber Resilience Act for Connected Products

The EU institutions have reached a final agreement on the Cyber Resilience Act specifically designed to address the growing concerns about security risks associated with connected products.   In a significant move towards strengthening cybersecurity in Europe, the EU institutions have reached a historic agreement on a new cybersecurity law for connected products. The legislation