Draft EU Regulation for Artificial Intelligence Proposes Fines of up to 6% of Total Annual Turnover

After the presentation of a general “European Approach to Artificial Intelligence” by the EU Commission in March 2021, a detailed draft regulation aimed at safeguarding fundamental EU rights and user safety was published today (“Draft Regulation”). The Draft Regulation’s main provisions are the following:

  • A binding regulation for AI Systems (defined below) that directly applies to Providers and Users (both defined below), importers, and distributors of AI Systems in the EU, regardless of their seat.
  • A blacklist of certain AI practices.
  • Fines of up to EUR 30 million or up to 6% of annual turnover, whichever is higher.
  • Transparency obligations and, for High-Risk AI Systems (defined below), registration and extensive compliance obligations.

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