EU wants the UN to recognise its data laws as global standards

22/03/2023 | EURACTIV

The European Union wants its digital rules and regulations to become the international standards through the United Nation’s Global Digital Compact (GDN). The UN's initiative seeks to establish a global vision of the digitalised society. On 10 March, a technical body within the Council of the European Union adopted a document outlining the EU's contribution to the GDN. The document outlines how EU rules, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Artificial Intelligence Act, are the global benchmark. The document reads: “To affirm its commitment to applying human rights online, the European Union adopted new standard-setting rules that aim to create a safer and more trustworthy online space for users and consumers.” 

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