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Desislava Krusteva on the EU's strategy for AI regulation

11 March 2020

The White Paper on Artificial Intelligence, which the European Commission released for public discussion at the end of February, ‘firmly indicates that Europe sees the development of AI technologies as a strategic priority. It puts forward ambitious plans for investments in this area, for targeted efforts towards providing the necessary skills, qualifications, scientific potential, infrastructure, and accessible datasets to ensure that the EU can compete effectively in this sphere.’

This is how Desislava Krusteva, a partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. (DPC) and head of the law firm’s IT and Data Protection Practice Group, commented on the actions taken by the European Union (EU) towards the creation of legal norms in relation to the use of AI in an interview with Bulgarian magazine Iconomist.

The EU is the first jurisdiction that wants to introduce comprehensive AI regulations. The Commission’s White Paper outlines the main risks posed by the technology and their potential impact on various sectors.

‘We should also welcome [the EU’s] assurances that it would avoid introducing overly restrictive regulations that might hamper the development of AI. However, this is going to be a very hard task,’ notes Desislava.

You can read the whole article on the magazine’s website.

 

Desislava Krusteva is an internationally recognized expert in the area of IT and Data Protection Law, a Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She is also chair of IAPP’s Bulgarian KnowledgeNet Chapter and a senior legal expert at the Law and Internet Foundation.

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