WS 4: New developments and prospects in data protection (with regard to AI)

Rapporteur: Katarina Andjelkovic, Geneva Internet Platform

  • AI has added a new layer to issues of privacy, data protection, and other human rights and freedoms. In this sense, the focus on data is no longer enough in order to address all of the issues. The proposed regulations, therefore, intend to go beyond data protection and to consider the potential consequences and negative impacts of the use of AI.
  • The development of AI requires a paradigm shift. There is a need to move from a human-centred approach to a planet-centred approach and use AI technologies to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.
  • The main problem is that users do not usually know what data they share on the internet on a daily basis and how this data is used. Therefore, investment in educational programs and raising awareness is key to help users understand AI technologies, their benefits as well as their risks.

Source: https://comment.eurodig.org/eurodig-2021-messages/ws-4-new-developments-and-prospects-in-data-protection-with-regard-to-ai/