On May 16, 2023, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) announced its action plan on artificial intelligence (the “AI Action Plan”). The AI Action Plan builds on prior work of the CNIL in the field of AI and consists of a series of activities the CNIL will undertake to support the deployment of AI systems that respect the privacy of individuals.
This paper highlights how, from the perspective of data protection practitioners, the business sector –
particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – can be better supported in meeting data
protection requirements within the context of increasing digitization.