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UK Publishes Cyber Governance Code of Practice for Consultation

United Kingdom - February 12 2024 On 23 January 2024, the UK government published its draft Cyber Governance Code of Practice (the “Code”) to help directors and other senior…

U.S. CFTC Seeks Public Input on Use of Artificial Intelligence in Commodity Markets and Simultaneously Warns of AI Scams

USA - February 7 2024 The staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking public comment (the Request for Comment) on the risks and benefits associated…

Unofficial Final Text of EU AI Act Released

European Union - February 1 2024 On 22 January 2024, an unofficial version of the (presumed) final EU Artificial Intelligence Act (“AI Act”) was released. The AI Act reached…

EU Reaches Political Agreement on Cyber Resilience Act for Digital and Connected Products

European Union - January 22 2024 On 30 November 2023, the EU reached political agreement on the Cyber Resilience Act (“CRA”), the first legislation globally to regulate cybersecurity…

Australia’s Digital Platform Regulators Release Working Papers on Risks and Harms Posed by Algorithms and Large Language Models

Australia - January 3 2024 Australia’s Digital Platform Regulators Forum (DP-REG) has recently released two working papers relevant to developing AI policy on the global stage:…

EU reaches Historical Agreement on AI Act

European Union - December 13 2023 On 8 December 2023 — following three days of lengthy and intensive negotiations — EU legislators reached political agreement on the world’s first…

‘World-First’ Agreement on AI Reached

United Kingdom - December 7 2023 Over one hundred representatives from across the globe convened in the UK on 1-2 November 2023 at the Global AI Safety Summit. The focus of the…

Latest Developments on AI in the EU: the Saga Continues

European Union - December 6 2023 Up until recently, political agreement on the final text of the EU Artificial Intelligence Regulation (AI Act) was expected on 6 December 2023…

Agreement reached on the EU’s Data Act

European Union - December 5 2023 On 27 November 2023, the Council adopted the final text of the Data Act which facilitates (and in certain cases, mandates) the access to (personal…

Insights from the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress: Regulatory Convergence on AI and Sidley’s Women in Privacy Networking Lunch

European Union, United Kingdom - November 30 2023 The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) held its annual Europe Data Protection Congress in Brussels on November 15 & 16, 2023…