Policy & Trade

On March 11, 2024, US President Joe Biden released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 budget request, which included proposals on U.S. Artificial Intelligence (AI) development and efforts to implement the Biden Administration’s Executive Order (EO) on AI. The budget identifies the National Science Foundation (NSF) as central to U.S. leadership in AI, requesting $10.2 billion

At present, there is no specific Australian legislation regulating artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. That is in contrast to some other jurisdictions, which have legislation in place, or significantly advanced draft laws, specifically regulating the technology.

The Australian Commonwealth government’s interim “safe and responsible AI consultation” response (released January 2024) summarises the government’s response to public

On December 8, 2023, after some intense rollercoaster rides, the European Union (EU) institutions reached a political agreement on the EU Artificial Intelligence Act (EU AI Act). The compromises reached after sleepless nights still need to find their way into a final text (and this one might only be available after the holiday season), but

On August 9, 2023, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (“EO”) titled “Addressing United States Investments in Certain National Security Technologies and Products in Countries of Concerns,” mandating the establishment of an outbound investment regulatory regime.  The EO mandates that the Treasury Department, in coordination with other agencies, issue regulations to establish a

Over the last couple of years, the European landscape in terms of investment control regimes has changed radically, with 19 member states now having foreign direct investment (FDI) regimes.

Those regimes are directed at screening inbound investment in companies located in a specific jurisdiction by buyers that are directly or indirectly owned by companies, individuals

On February 16, 2023, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that the DOJ and the Commerce Department were launching the “Disruptive Technology Strike Force,” to be led jointly by the DOJ’s National Security Division and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”), that “will focus on investigating and prosecuting criminal violations

On Thursday, October 13, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register an Interim Final Rule, 87 Fed. Reg. 62186, amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR parts 730-774) to impose new export controls on Chinese advanced computing integrated circuits (ICs), computer commodities containing

On January 6, 2020, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an interim final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make software specially designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery subject to the EAR and to impose a requirement of a license for the export and reexport of such software. The