Power gap must lead to future-proof regulation and effective enforcement
The power gap between global tech companies and the rest of us challenges democracy and citizens' fundamental rights as this gap leads to other gaps as information gap, data gap, privacy gap, discrimination gap, security gap, accountability gap, value gap and trust gap.
To address these gaps policy makers must enhance competition and ensure a level playing field, protect data and privacy, increase transparency and accountability, oversee algorithms, enforce liability rules, and empower citizens. The AI Act, the DSA, the DMA, the Data Act etc. address some of the gaps, but time and resources are a challenge. Global tech and AI companies benefit from status quo and lengthy and difficult enforcement. A level playing field is necessary to build trust and thus promote European investment and innovation. In parallel with the implementation of new regulation and effective enforcement, we need to test tech’s willingness to comply with European rules and values. The Danish Minister of Culture address the AI challenge in clear language: if regulation and enforcement are not effective and up to date, the creative industry and citizens will lose out.
The Minister has just completed a consultation on a draft amendment to the Danish Copyright Act. Read DPCMO’s consultation response here.