Victoria Hordern, Partner and Head of Data Privacy, and Lucas Atkin, Associate, have written for Data Guidance on the implications of the GDPR for AI developers as well as the privacy implications of the release of a European Commission paper on AI ethics.  

Their article considers the key compliance issues under the GDPR that affect AI as well as a look at privacy aspects of the revised ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI published by the European Commission’s Independent High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (‘AI HLEG’).

Summing up the article, the authors note that “just like anything involving humans, there remain concerns that AI will be misused. The law, in the shape of the GDPR and other privacy laws, exists to protect personal data used by any technology, including AI. Those operating within the remit of the EU would do well to consider the marker that the Ethics Guidelines set down. Furthermore, the EU will build on the Ethics Guidelines in the months ahead to frame the EU’s AI research agenda and set out how AI (and the right ethical approach) can be used to benefit society”.

If you’d like to read more of Victoria and Lucas’ insights, you can find their article on Data Guidance’s site here (£).