In the AI Act, the EU Commission focuses on standards for product safety. The EU Parliament has supplemented the draft with important rights for affected workers, citizens and consumers and clearly limited the democratically unjustifiable use of AI for biometric identification and emotion recognition of persons.
In the enclosed letter AK requests that the level of protection foreseen in the position of the EU Parliament must not be changed! Safeguards for workers that were introduced by the EU Parliament need to be particularly upheld. Furthermore, AK demands a legally secure definition of AI systems with high risk (all AI applications in Annex III without further complicated considerations), no undermining of data protection in AI tests and independent data protection authorities as supervision of AI applications in the sensitive area of internal security.