The UK Information Commissioner’s Office recently reported that it is continuing its review of website cookie banners. It had expressed concern late last year that these banners were not giving “fair choices” because they did not make it as easy for users to reject all advertising cookies as it was for users to accept all. The ICO reached out to 53 companies and has now indicated that it will be reaching out to more companies: 100 at a time. To conduct its review, it will run a hackathon this year to develop an AI tool to comb the web for “noncompliant” banners.Continue Reading UK ICO Uses AI In Cookie Banner Review
While the US does not have some specific AI-focused law a host of regulators have been providing their thoughts about AI. Noticeable traction on the topic began in 2020. With the explosion of ChatGPT in 2023, commentary (and scrutiny) has been picking up steam.Continue Reading FTC Sends Stern Reminder to AI Companies
Biden’s sweeping AI Executive Order sought to have artificial intelligence used in accordance with eight underlying principles. The order, while directed to government agencies, will impact businesses as well. In particular, the order has privacy and cybersecurity impacts on companies’ use of artificial intelligence. Among other things, companies should keep in mind the following:Continue Reading What Is the Privacy Impact of the White House AI Order for Businesses?
The FTC continues its focus and concern on use of technologies that integrate artificial intelligence, this time turning to potential consumer harm with voice cloning technology. Today the commission announced a challenge looking for solutions to help monitor and prevent malicious voice cloning. In the announcement, the FTC pointed to current scams where threat actors use cloned voices -created using AI tools- to conduct scams. For example, money requests from a person’s “relative.” The winner will receive a $25,000 prize, and entries will be accepted in the first weeks of January.Continue Reading FTC Vocalizes AI Voice Cloning Challenge
X Corp., the company formerly known as Twitter, recently sued Bright Data over its site scraping activities. Bright Data is a data collection company and advertises—among other services—its “website scraping” solutions. Scraping is not new, nor are lawsuits attempting to stop the activity. We may, though, see a rise in these suits with the rise in companies using them in conjunction with generative AI tools.Continue Reading Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel: X Corp. Sues Bright Data Over Site Scraping
As many who are keeping track of generative AI developments are aware, the FTC recently announced that it is investigating OpenAI’s ChatGPT product. For the privacy practitioner this investigation is important given that among other things, the agency wants to understand better how OpenAI is using personal information, and if its privacy representations are sufficient.Continue Reading OpenAI – FTC OpensAnInvestigation
New York’s Local Law 144 of 2021 will finally go into effect on July 5, 2023, after several delays. As we previously discussed, the law requires employers to provide candidates for employment and promotion with notice about the use of an AI system, offer them an opt out, and audit any such systems for bias. The law is intended to benefit job applicants and may provide useful guidance for employers who wish to use AI to help eliminate workplace bias.Continue Reading NY AI Laws Going Live Next Month
The Connecticut governor recently signed SB 1103, bringing the state into the artificial intelligence regulation fray. The law regulates state agencies, and calls on the Department of Administrative Services to perform regular assessments of systems use by these agencies. The assessment is to identify which systems use artificial intelligence and to ensure that the use does not result in unlawful discrimination or disparate impacts. The systems inventory must be conducted by December 31 of this year, and the assessment by February 1, 2024. These inventories and assessments must thereafter be conducted on an annual basis.Continue Reading Connecticut Enters AI Fray
The White House recently released its Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights in an effort to guide the discussion on the design, use and deployment of AI in systems that impact the American public. The Blueprint outlines the following five guiding principles:Continue Reading White House Releases Guidance on AI
Beginning January 1, 2023, New York City will restrict employers from using artificial intelligence to make employment decisions unless they follow certain guidelines. The local law applies to employment decisions made “within the city” regarding job applicants and promotion decisions.Continue Reading New York City Set To Regulate Employment Decisions Made By AI
Artificial Intelligence is here to stay and New York City has enacted legal guidelines for employers who use it. NYC’s Automated Employment Decision Tools (AEDT) law will, effective January 1, 2023, set new standards for employers using AI tools in making employment decisions.
Continue Reading Silver Lining in New York City? New Requirements For Using A.I. in Employment Decisions