UK government's response to AI White Paper consultation: Next steps for implementing the principles

March 04, 2024

The authors acknowledge the assistance of Salma Khatab, paralegal, in researching and preparing some aspects of this blog.

The UK Department for Science, Innovation, and Technology (DSIT) has published its response to its consultation on its white paper, ‘A pro innovation approach to AI regulation’ (the Response). The Response outlines key investment initiatives and regulatory steps. It confirms that, for the present, the UK will follow its proposed approach of setting cross-sectoral principles to be enforced by existing regulators rather than passing new legislation to regulate AI. Alongside this, the government has published guidance setting out considerations that regulators may wish to have when developing tools and guidance to implement the principles.

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