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What Should You (Really) Know About the European AI Initiatives? There Is More Than the AI Act…

Region: Europe
30 June 2023

In this session, you will learn what the EU is doing as it is seeking to play a key role in the regulation of AI.

Join our speakers from our Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets practice, along with our public policy expert, as they unwind the draft EU AI Act, a horizontal instrument paving the way for a risk-based approach, while at the same time affirming EU values with a long list of prohibited uses of too-intrusive AI systems (e.g., facial recognition in the law enforcement context or social scoring).

But the AI Act is not the only AI initiative. In the EU alone, there is a trend towards multiplying instruments – codes of conduct (on generative AI and on disinformation), an AI Pact and a draft AI liability directive, to name just a few. On the other side of the Channel, the UK is taking a pro-growth and pro-innovation approach, considering risks that specific AI poses.

Timeline for adoption, requirements and sanctions under all those initiatives vary, but it is important for organisations to start preparing for the new landscape and considering what it means for them, whether they develop or procure AI systems.


  • Diletta De Cicco, Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs
  • David Naylor, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Wolfgang Maschek, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Charles Helleputte, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs 

If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Lelia Pappas.

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