Brussels, 3 June 2022
On Friday, 3 June, telecommunications ministers discussed the state of play of legislative files linked to the EU’s digital transition (Artificial Intelligence Act, European Digital Identity Regulation, Data Act). They also held an orientation debate on the green and digital transition.
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With regard to the proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act, the Council took stock of the progress made and approved a progress report submitted by the presidency.
The draft Regulation presented by the European Commission in April 2021 is a key element in the EU’s policy to foster the development and uptake, at European level, of trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) that respects fundamental rights.
The proposal lays down a uniform,horizontal legal framework for AI which aims to:
- ensure that AI systems placed on the EU market and used in the European Union, including by non-EU providers, respect European Union values and existing laws on fundamental rights
- ensure legal certainty to facilitate investment and innovation in AI
- enhance governance and effective enforcement of existing law on fundamental rights and safety requirement…