On June 14, 2023, the European Parliament approved its negotiating mandate regarding the EU’s Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonized rules on Artificial Intelligence, and the vote in the Parliament means that EU institutions may now start trilogue negotiations. The European Parliament proposes a number of significant amendments to the original Commission text, which dates back to 2021.
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.