Artificial Intelligence Act
Late 2022/Early 2023
Negotiations continue between the European Parliament and the Council of the EU to reach a final agreement on the AI Act.
6 December 2022
The Council of the EU adopted a common position on the AI Act.
The Council of the EU adopted its final position on the AI Act, which includes several compromises with the European Parliament's position.
The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs adopted its report on the AI Act, calling for stronger safeguards for fundamental rights and a ban on the use of AI in certain high-risk applications.
28 September 2022
The European Commission proposed a targeted harmonisation of national liability rules for AI with the intention of complementing the AI Act by facilitating civil liability claims for damages
5 September 2022
The Committee on Legal Affairs at the European Parliament adopted the opinion of the AI Act.
The European Parliament and the Council of the EU begin negotiations to reach a final agreement on the AI Act.
The European Economic and Social Committee released its opinion on the AI Act, calling for a ban on the use of AI for social scoring and the creation of an independent European AI Board.
7 March 2022
The European Parliament adopted its position on the AI Act, which includes amendments such as calling for a ban on the use of AI for social scoring and limiting the use of remote biometric identification.
3 March 2022
The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy at the European Parliament published their draft opinion on the AI Act.
2 March 2022
The Committee on Legal Affairs at the European Parliament published its amendments to the AI Act.
3 February 2022
The French Presidency of the Council circulated two compromise texts of Articles of the proposed AI Act. The first related to Articles 16 - 29 which covered user obligations and high-risk system providers. The second related to Articles 40 - 52 which dealt with harmonised standards, conformity assessments and transparency obligations of certain AI systems.
2 February 2022
The European Commission presented its new standardisation strategy which outlined their approach to standards within the single and global market.
25 January 2022
The European Parliament's committees on Internal Market and Civil Liberties had their first joint exchange of views on the AI Act proposal.
1 December 2021
The European Parliament's internal market and civil liberties committees jointly led negotiations on the AI Act.
The Council of the EU adopted its position on the AI Act, which includes several amendments to the original proposal.
29 November 2021
The presidency of the EU Council shared the first draft of the AI Act with changes to sections on social scoring, biometric recognition systems and high-risk applications.
21 September 2021
The European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection adopted its report on the AI Act, calling for a ban on the use of biometric data for surveillance purposes.
6 Auguest 2021
A studying commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs was published. The study analysed the use of biometric techniques from an ethical and legal perspective.
6 Auguest 2021
The European Commission's period for public consultation on the AI Act ended. The European Commission received over 300 submissions.
20 July 2021
The Solvenian Presidency of the Council of the EU organised a virtual conference on the regulation of artificial intelligences, ethics and fundamental rights.
1 June 2021
The European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs adopted a report on the AI Act. The report called for stronger safeguards against AI for mass surveillance and discrimination.
21 April 2021
The European Commission proposed the AI Act to regulate the development and use of artificial intelligence in the EU.