The Regulation of Emerging Technologies in Greek Law


  • Antonios Broumas
  • Paola Charalampous


Regulation, Emerging Technologies, Greece


Greek Law 4961/2022 sets out the national framework for the regulation of emerging technologies under conditions of trustworthiness, safety and cybersecurity, consumer protection, respect for fundamental rights and the democratic rule of law.

Part A' of the Law (articles 1-27) aims to establish the adequate institutional framework for the exploitation of the potential of AI by public and private sector bodies under conditions of fairness and security, as well as to strengthen the resilience of the public administration against cyber threats. In the context of serving this purpose, Part A of the Law includes regulations for (a) the development of artificial intelligence, and (b) the upgrade of information security and data protection in the public sector.

Part B of the Law (articles 28-57) aims at the exploitation by the public sector and the private market of the potential unleashed by advanced technologies in line with good practices, with the ultimate goal of consolidating the digital transformation of the country. For this purpose, Part B of the Law includes regulations regarding (i) the Internet of Things ("IoT"), (ii) Unmanned Aircraft Systems ("UAS"), (iii) distributed ledger, and (iv) 3D printing.