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Italy: Ministry launches public consultation on national AI strategy

The Ministry of Economic Development ('the Ministry') announced, on 19 August 2019, that it had launched a public consultation on the national strategy for artificial intelligence ('AI') ('the National Strategy') and on the proposal for the Italian strategy on AI ('the Proposal'). In particular, the National Strategy aims, among other things, to increase private investments, support the adoption of digital technologies, enable the use of AI within the workforce and utilise the potential of the data economy.

In addition, the Proposal highlights that Data Protection Impact Assessments represent a useful instrument to be adopted in the AI sector, enabling the data controller to become aware of the risks deriving from the processing activity and address the lawfulness of the processing.

Comments can be submitted to [email protected] by 13 September 2019.

You can read the press release here, the National Strategy here, and the Proposal here, all only available in Italian.