UN Report on the freedom of opinion and the privacy on internet
A special rapporteur of the UN, Frank La Rue, prepared and published an important report dealing with the freedom of expression on the internet.
The report is very critical towards the so-called three-strike law in force in France and Great Britain as well as the establishment of a centralized system in France, which shuts down the Internet to people committing copyright infringements. According to the rapporteur, this measure is disproportionate and infringes paragraph 3 of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The report also criticizes the use of social media, the censorship of the Internet and the limitation of freedom of expression in China, Vietnam and Iran. La Rue also expressed some concerns regarding the liability of internet service providers.
On Wednesday 25 November European Commission published an extensive Final Report on Trends and Developments in Artificial Intelligence in the EU.
Center for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM), established under the auspices of University of Bournemouth, will hold several online events in the following weeks, including events relating to the implementation of the new Directive 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive).
The Global Partnership for AI Data Governance Working Group, co-chaired by dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, has in August presented its first two projects. One of these two projects is the draft of the Data Governance Framework, currently still in its “beta” version. In order to improve the Framework, the Working Group calls for comments and suggestions.
After MEPs first discussed the draft report of rules for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in may, they have already adopted a first set of EU rules for AI regulation at yesterday’s plenary session.