European Parliament approves EU AI Act

March 18, 2024

On 13 March, the European Parliament approved the European Union (EU) Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act).

You can see our earlier post on the AI Act here.

You can see the European Parliament’s announcement here.

The next steps are:

  • a final lawyer-linguist check
  • formal endorsement by the European Council
  • publication in the official Journal (expected April/May)
  • entry into force 20 days after publication

Following entry into force, the timeline is:

  • bans on prohibited practices: 6 months
  • codes of practice: 9 months
  • general purpose AI rules including governance: 12 months
  • fully applicable 24 months
  • obligations for high-risk systems: 36 months