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Europe Data Protection Digest | European Commission, Google working on AI governance standards; G7 commits to global standards Related reading: A view from Brussels: Is the finish line for the Data Act in sight?



  • Reuters reports European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton indicated the European Commission is working with Google on an artificial intelligence standards agreement in the leadup to potential passage of the EU's proposed AI Act. Breton said the pact would aim to get EU and non-EU AI developers to adopt common governance practices and principles.
  • G7 nations announced a collaborative effort to "advance international discussions on inclusive artificial intelligence governance and interoperability." Following their latest summit, G7 leaders said work on global AI standards will be "respectful of legally binding frameworks" governance and varying "approaches and policy instruments to achieve the common vision and goal of trustworthy AI." 
  • Reuters reports Italy's data protection authority, the Garante, will increase its AI enforcement and resources. Garante Board Member Agostino Ghiglia said the regulator will roll out a "wide-scope review of generative and machine learning AI applications" to examine the technologies' interplay with data protection law. Ghiglia added the Garante will appoint three AI advisers to support the enforcement sweep.

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