Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework 2021 Edition

McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce the release of the updated publication Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework, co-authored by Charles Morgan, Partner and National co-leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Cyber/Data Group, and President of the International Technology Lawyers Association (iTechLaw).

iTechLaw originally published the guide in 2019 with input from 54 technology legal experts, researchers and industry representatives from 16 countries, resulting in a richly-researched policy guide and framework for the responsible deployment of AI systems.

The updated 2021 edition, prefaced by Mr. Morgan and edited by John Buyers of Osborne Clarke LLP, UK and Susan Barty of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, once again draws from the global technology community, and provides substantive updates to the eight principles that shape the future of AI:

  • Ethical Purpose and Societal Benefit
  • Accountability
  • Transparency and Explainability
  • Fairness and Non-discrimination
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Open Data and Fair Competition
  • Privacy
  • AI and Intellectual Property

This year’s edition also includes a practical Responsible AI Impact Assessment template that will be of significant value to industry leaders to help evaluate risks and to develop risk mitigation strategies in order to responsibly implement AI systems.

Copies of the publication can be obtained through [iTechLaw’s] website.

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About iTechLaw

iTechLaw is the leading global organization for legal professionals focused on technology and law. iTechLaw has been serving the technology law community worldwide since 1971. It has a global membership base representing six continents and spanning more than 70 countries. Its members and officials reflect a broad spectrum of expertise in the technology law field. Our mission is to create unparalleled opportunities for international networking and exchanging knowledge and experience with experts and colleagues around the world.

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