The European Commission wishes to create “European data space”

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February 24, 2020, 3:19 AM UTC

This would be a “single market for data that would make ‘unused data’ available for researchers, businesses and the public sector”.

The European Commission has proposed a regulatory framework which would cover data governance, data access and data’s re-use. Further, documents that outline the Commission’s data strategy and proposals for regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) have been published.

The Commission is looking to create rules for how AI is used in Europe. The framework is intended to be “risk-free” in approach and would focus on “high-risk” applications of AI (including health, transport and policing).

Later in 2020, the Commission is expected to present a Digital Services Act and a European Democracy Action Plan. The data strategy would be open to feedback and the whitepaper for AI open for public consultation.  

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