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Key Point: The European Commission has adopted an adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, which allows certain businesses to transfer data from the EU to the U.S. without the need for additional transfer mechanisms. 

On July 10, 2023, the European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (“Privacy Framework”). This decision declared that United States companies that self-certify under the Privacy Framework will be deemed to provide an adequate level of data protection, which removes the requirement for those companies to implement additional safeguards when transferring data from the EU to the U.S. These safeguard requirements have been standard for decades but have been most recently required under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).Continue Reading Adoption of EU/U.S. Data Privacy Framework

Keypoint: The AI Act is the first legislation of its kind and is expected to have a significant impact on companies globally.

The European Parliament recently voted in favor of the Artificial Intelligence Act (“AI Act”) with overwhelming majority. Once finalized, the AI Act will have widespread impact for entities using artificial intelligence (“AI”) in their business operations. Similar to the European Union’s (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation, the AI Act will apply extraterritorially to providers placing on the market or putting into service AI systems in the EU, irrespective of whether those providers are established in the EU or in a third country.

The AI Act is dense and expansive. For entities looking for an introduction to the topic, below we provide a brief overview of the current legislation, as well as what you can expect procedurally as the AI Act progresses toward final passage.Continue Reading An Introduction to the EU AI Act