13 February 2024

The committees of the EU parliament voted to adopt the EU AI Act. The final vote in the legislative assembly is scheduled to take place in April.

2 February 2024

Representatives from member states unanimously voted on the adoption of the EU AI Act. This confirms the political agreement reached in December 2023.

22 January 2024

Euractiv tech editor Luca Bertuzzi leaked the final version of the text of the EU AI Act. This was after the text was shared with the Telecom Working Party, a technical body of the EU Council, ahead of their discussions.

8 December 2023

The European trilogue (European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament) reached a political agreement on the wording of the AI Act. The wording of the AI Act will need to be accepted by the European Parliament and Council before it can become EU law.

3 August 2023

The European Council Presidency released a document outlining the progress of the trilogue negotiations on the draft AI Act.

10 August 2023

The Council of the EU published a document in preparation for the trialogue. The 185-page document sets out the proposed changes to the Act. The proposed changes came from the European Commission, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament. Since the European Parliament will pass this law, we’ve documented their suggested changes to the Act.

15 June 2023

The Executive President of the European Commission for a Europe fit for the Digital Age announced that the trilogue negotiations had started.

14 June 2023

The European Parliament passed its version of the AI Act with 499 votes. This is the version that will be debated between the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament.

11 May 2023

The Internal Market and Consumer Protection ('IMCO') and the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs ('LIBE') Committees voted on the draft AI Act.

27 April 2023

The European Parliament agreed on a draft of the AI Act.

6 December 2022

The Council of the EU adopted a common position on the AI Act.

October 2022

The Council of the EU adopted its final position on the AI Act, which includes several compromises with the European Parliament's position.

September 2022

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.

May 2022

The European Parliament and the Council of the EU begin negotiations to reach a final agreement on the AI Act.

20 April 2022

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 European Parliament's committees began reviewing the AI Act.

November 2021

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.