|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Justice|
|Series Details||COM (2022) 496|
|Content Type||News, Policy-making|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 28 September 2022, aiming to introduce a targeted harmonisation of national liability rules for artificial intelligence (AI). This is a text with EEA relevance.
The purpose of the AI Liability Directive is to lay down uniform rules for access to information and alleviation of the burden of proof in relation to damages caused by AI systems, establishing broader protection for victims, and fostering the AI sector by increasing guarantees. It aims to harmonise rules for claims outside of the scope of the Product Liability Directive, in cases in which damage is caused due to wrongful behaviour.
The draft Directive aims to simplify the legal process for victims when it comes to proving that someone's fault led to damage. These rules seek to strike a balance between protecting consumers and fostering innovation, removing additional barriers for victims to access compensation, while laying down guarantees for the AI sector.
The proposal was adopted by the European Commission on 28 September 2022.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Internal Markets, Law|
|Subject Tags||Consumer Rights | Protection|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|