G7 DPAs define priorities for the coming year

DPAs issue a statement on Generative AI with a view to further work on it, and stress the importance of a global enforcement strategy. By Marc Schlegel of Germany’s Federal DPA.

The Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) of the G7 nations; Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union, met for the third edition of the G7 DPA Roundtable 20-21 June 2023 in Tokyo.

During the meeting, convened under the chairpersonship of Ms Tanno Mieko, Chairperson of the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) Japan, members of the DPAs discussed current key topics of privacy and data protection, including the further development of “Data Free Flow with Trust” (DFFT) and its possible operationalisation as well as emerging technologies and enhancing international enforcement cooperation. For the first time, the Roundtable also adopted a separate paper on the challenges that (generative) AI technologies might pose to data protection and privacy.

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