On Monday, May 3, 2021, Anna Gressel and Avi Gesser from our Data Strategy and Security Group, had an interesting discussion with Stephen McDougall, Chief Counsel for Data and Privacy Law at Prudential Financial, on the Future of AI Regulation.

During the webcast, we discussed several recent regulatory developments, including the European Commission’s Draft AI Regulation, the U.S. banking regulators’ Joint Request for Information on AI, and the FTC’s document on “truth, fairness, and equity in your company’s use of AI.”

Our discussion covered:

  • How the EU regulation will apply to U.S. companies
  • Types of AI systems that will be banned under the EU regulation
  • How the EU regulation sets a new regulatory bar for transparency, risk assessments, post-market surveillance, and incident notification to regulators
  • New obligations for transparency, risk assessments, certifications, post-market surveillance, and notification of incidents to regulators
  • Key AI concerns identified by the U.S. banking regulators
  • The FTC’s ability to use Section 5 against AI models on discrimination and other grounds
  • Steps that companies can adopt now to prepare for the rapidly evolving AI regulatory landscape

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Avi Gesser is Co-Chair of the Debevoise Data Strategy & Security Group. His practice focuses on advising major companies on a wide range of cybersecurity, privacy and artificial intelligence matters. He can be reached at agesser@debevoise.com.


Anna R. Gressel is a senior commercial litigation associate at Debevoise and a member of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Data Strategy & Security groups. She actively advises clients on the legal and regulatory implications of artificial intelligence (“AI”) and other emerging technologies. Her practice includes not only representing companies in regulatory inquiries concerning AI, but also assisting companies in developing AI principles and governance mechanisms. She can be reached at argressel@debevoise.com.