FEB 20, 2020 | EUROPEAN UNION
EU Stakes Out Positions on Regulating Data, Artificial Intelligence
Axios, February 20, 2020
By Ina Fried
The European Commission released long-awaited position papers Wednesday on several key digital issues, including how to treat the continent's digital data and how best to regulate artificial intelligence.
Many trade groups released statements praising the goals of the proposals, while urging restraint in regulation.
Thomas Boué, director general of BSA — The Software Alliance: "Today's strategies help set a clear path forward for companies, governments, and citizens to benefit from responsible, software-powered technologies across Europe. ... The upcoming broad consultations will be key to building trust and ensuring that new rules on data-driven technologies are transparent, fair, and fit for purpose."
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