Future "generative AI" standards and regulations

Charles Questiaux a fait une demande de Accès à l'information à Contrôleur européen de la protection des données

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Charles Questiaux

Dear European Data Protection Supervisor,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

1) What role does the EU envisage playing at the international level to promote standards and regulations concerning generative IA ?

2) What initiatives does the EU plan to set to support responsible research and development (R&D) of generative IA in Europe ?

Thank you for answer,

Yours faithfully,

Charles Questiaux

European Data Protection Supervisor, Contrôleur européen de la protection des données

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I am writing in reply to your email of 13 June 2023 to the European Data
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As you may know, the European Commission tabled a proposal for an EU
regulatory framework on artificial intelligence (AI) in April 2021. The
Council adopted its general approach in December 2022. The European
Parliament adopted its negotiating position during the June 2023 Plenary
Session, which set their position for trilogue negotiations with the
Council on the proposal.


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I would, therefore, advise you to direct your specific questions to the
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