Open letter regarding AI Act
The AI Act must protect the rule of law. This is what we think as an organization dealing with technology and civil rights for many years. That's why we have signed an open letter on the AI Act prepared by Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties), European Civic Forum and European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL).
We call on EU legislators to mandate FRIAs to be conducted on all high-risk AI systems, in line with the amendments proposed by the European Parliament in Article 29a, and include rules to ensure FRIAs are conducted in an open and transparent manner and their findings subject to public scrutiny.
We call on EU legislators to reject the European Council’s proposed amendment to Article 2 of the AI Act, which aims to exclude AI systems developed or used for national security purposes from the scope of the Act.
We call on EU legislators to return to the original Commission proposal’s version of Article 6(2) of the AI Act, thereby removing newly added loopholes which would give AI developers, be it from the public or the private sector, the power to unilaterally exempt themselves from the safeguards set out in the AI Act.
As the EU navigates the complexities of the digital age, it is of the utmost importance that we do not lose sight of our core values. We call upon EU legislators to heed our requests as a testament to the EU's commitment to protecting the rule of law from AI deployments. The future of our societies depends on the choices we make today.
You can read the full text of the letter here: