Key GDPR Requirements for AI:

GDPR has significant implications for AI companies due to the nature of AI systems and the vast amounts of data they often process. Here are some key ways GDPR pertains to AI companies and how Beyond Limits abides by them:

  1. Data Collection and Processing
    AI systems often rely on large datasets to train algorithms and generate insights, analytics and make predictions. GDPR mandates that companies collect and process personal data lawfully, transparently, and for specified purposes. AI companies must ensure that they have valid legal bases for processing personal data, such as obtaining explicit consent or relying on other lawful grounds outlined in GDPR. Beyond Limits’ data is lawfully sourced for the purpose of training algorithms and machine learning. 

  2. Data Minimization and Purpose Limitation
    AI companies should adhere to the principles of data minimization and purpose limitation. They should only collect and process personal data that is necessary for the specific purposes for which it was collected. Additionally, they should not retain personal data for longer than is necessary for achieving those purposes. Beyond Limits restricts the use of data beyond the scope of the project, deployment or development to train our systems that it was assigned to.

  3. Transparency and Accountability
    Transparency is crucial in AI systems, especially regarding how they use personal data and make decisions. GDPR requires AI companies to provide clear and understandable information to individuals about how their data is being used, including any automated decision-making processes. AI companies must also implement measures to ensure accountability and demonstrate compliance with GDPR principles. Seeing that Hybrid AI forms the basis of our operations and solutions, transparency is a mainstay in what we offer.

  4. Algorithmic Fairness and Non-Discrimination
    AI systems must be designed and deployed in a way that respects the principles of fairness and non-discrimination. GDPR prohibits the processing of personal data that could lead to unfair or discriminatory outcomes for individuals. We carefully consider biases and fairness issues in our algorithms and take steps to mitigate any potential negative impacts.

  5. Data Security and Integrity
    GDPR requires AI companies to implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security and integrity of personal data. This includes measures to protect against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of data, especially considering the sensitivity of the data often used in AI applications. Beyond Limits protects and secures our clients’ data against unauthorized or unwanted use and adheres to state-of-the-art data privacy, security standards and uptime across all storage and deployment scenarios.

  6. Individual Rights
    GDPR grants individuals certain rights regarding their personal data, such as the right to access, rectify, erase, restrict processing, and object to processing. Beyond Limits has mechanisms in place to facilitate the exercise of these rights by individuals whose data we process.

  7. Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
    AI companies may be required to conduct Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) for certain types of processing activities that are likely to result in high risks to the rights and freedoms of individuals. DPIAs help identify and mitigate privacy risks associated with AI systems.