On the occasion of the Swedish Presidency of the EU Council, CoESS and Säkerhetsföretagen have published today a Joint Statement, expressing the commitment of the European private security industry to support the Presidency in its decisive work on the EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act and the EU Data Act.
The Swedish Presidency is expected to soon lead the negotiations with the European Parliament on these two important files for the integration of AI-enabled technologies (EU AI Act) into existing services, and the processing of security-sensitive data (EU Data Act). CoESS and Säkerhetsföretagen therefore stress the Presidency to agree with Parliament on an approach for both files that ensures a competitive European market while safeguarding the highest security standards.
Both dossiers, the EU AI Act and EU Data Act, will have an important impact on the security of European citizens. While the EU AI Act will regulate the future use of AI, the EU Data Act aims to regulate the exchange of data held by businesses. Both files concern all sectors of the economy, have however very specific, security-related implications:
With their statement, CoESS and Säkerhetsföretagen strongly recommend that the Presidency considers the increasing responsibility of private security services for the protection of European citizens and infrastructure when negotiating the EU AI Act and EU Data Act – and hence the impact of both files not only on the security industry, but public security overall.
The full statement can be found here.