CNIL Publishes How-To Sheets to Help Professionals Reconcile Innovation with Respect for People's Rights.

CNIL Publishes How-To Sheets to Help Professionals Reconcile Innovation with Respect for People's Rights.

The French National Commission on Informatics and Liberties (CNIL) published its first nine how-to sheets for the public consultation in order to help professionals reconcile innovation with respect of people’s rights in relation to the development of artificial intelligence systems and datasets used for machine learning. The sheets respond to questions concerning the application of principles such as purpose limitation, data minimization and storage limitation in accordance with the GDPR. The CNIL organized a series of meetings with both public and private stakeholders and gathered their observations and questions throughout the process. On 27 July 2021, the CNIL also launched a call for contributions to feed its reflection, which was responded to by companies, research institutes, trade unions and individuals. This public consultation will be open until 16 November 2023, with the CNIL wishing to involve as many parties, whether natural or legal, public or private, in the consultation process. Responses from all AI actors (companies, researchers, academics, associations, legal and technical counsels, public administrations, etc.) are welcome and can be sent to a dedicated email address. After the public consultation has closed, the CNIL will analyze the contributions before publishing the final version of its how-to sheets on its website in early 2024.