The Articles of the EU Artificial Intelligence Act (25.11.2022)



Article 55a, Derogations for specific operators, in particular SMEs, including start-ups, Artificial Intelligence Act (Proposal 25.11.2022)


1. The obligations laid down in Article 17 of this Regulation shall not apply to microenterprises as defined in Article 2(3) of the Annex to the Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, provided those enterprises do not have partner enterprises or linked enterprises as defined in Article 3 of the same Annex.


2. Paragraph 1 shall not be interpreted as exempting those operators from fulfilling any other requirements and obligations laid down in this Regulation, including those established in Articles 9, 61 and 62.


3. Requirements and obligations for general purpose AI systems laid down in Article 4b shall not apply to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, provided those enterprises do not have partner enterprises or linked enterprises as defined in Article 3 of the the Annex to the Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.


Important note: This is not the final text of the Artificial Intelligence Act. This is the text of the proposal from the Council of the European Union (25.11.2022).


The Articles of the EU Artificial Intelligence Act, proposal from the Council of the European Union (25.11.2022):

https://www.artificial-intelligence-act.com/Artificial_Intelligence_Act_Articles_(Proposal_25.11.2022).html