El día 18 de Enero de 2017 ha entrado en vigor el Reglamento (UE) No 655/2014 del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo, de 15 de mayo de 2014, por el que se establece el procedimiento relativo a la orden europea de retención de cuentas a fin de simplificar el cobro transfronterizo de deudas en materia civil y mercantil.

Los aspectos más relevantes de la legislación son:

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The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee commissioned a study to evaluate and analyze, from a legal and ethical perspective, a number of future European civil law rules in robotics (i) ; and now, the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee has voted in favor of a resolution calling for new laws addressing robotics and artificial intelligence according a draft report (ii). The report will next be voted on by the full house in February 2017, requiring an absolute majority.

Some abstracts of proposes:
The most sophisticated autonomous robots could be established as having the status of electronic persons with specific rights and obligations, including that of making good any damage they may cause.
A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.
A robot is not a human and will never be human. A robot can show empathy but it cannot feel empathy.
Whereas in the scenario where a robot can take autonomous decisions, the traditional rules will not suffice to activate a robot’s liability, since they would not make it possible to identify the party responsible for providing compensation and to require this party to make good the damage it has caused.

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Issued the proposal for a regulation of the European Parlament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC. (Brussels, 10.1.2017). Leer más