AI Act: The European Parliament votes for safer AI and an end to Mass Surveillance

This week, the European Parliament adopted its position on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI act). As Renew’s lead negotiator on the AI act in the JURI committee, I fought hard to protect citizens’ fundamental rights, and give businesses space and certainty to innovate. I’m very glad to announce that many of the things I fought for have made it into Parliament’s final position. Let’s take a look at what we achieved.

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ChatControl is illegal, so what can we do to protect kids?

We don’t have to spy on our children to keep them safe, and digital filters and flagging aren’t a magic wand we can wave to make societies’ problems disappear. Instead of a paternalistic approach using flawed technology that won’t protect kids and will make it harder to catch abuse, we can use technology to empower our children to identify risks, and then reach out to trusted adults.

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The European Digital Identity: Parliament’s final position

The European Digital Identity is a proposal that will allow EU citizens, residents and businesses to identify themselves, access digital services and digitally sign documents through a Digital ID and store and share “attributes” such as personal information, diplomas and licenses safely and easily using a Digital Wallet. It will provide inter-operability across the union;…

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