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  • EPIC Urges UK ICO to Prohibit “Consent or Pay” Business Models

    On April 17, EPIC submitted comments to the UK ICO on its call for views relating to “Consent or Pay” business models. In its comments, EPIC urged the ICO to prohibit the use of the facially illegal business model due to the clear violation of the UK GDPR’s definition of consent.

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  • EPIC Comments to UK ICO Call for Views on “Consent or Pay” Business Models

    By notice published March 6, 2024, the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (“UK ICO” or “the ICO”) has called for views regarding “consent or pay” business models (hereinafter “the Consultation”) to close on April 17, 2024.[1] This Consultation is intended to address an emerging business model where individuals are blocked from accessing a website unless they consent to their personal information being processed for the purpose of targeted advertising, or, as the ICO puts it, “pay a fee and not be tracked.”

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  • Summary: What does the European Union Artificial Intelligence Act Actually Say?

    Covering everything from ChatGPT to the systems used to build freight truck cabins, the European Union’s Proposed Artificial Intelligence Act (“AI Act” or “the Act”) is a piece of tech legislation rivaled only in scope by the GDPR. The sweeping harms-based structure categorizes artificial intelligence systems by preconceived risks to fundamental rights, public safety, and public health (prohibited, high-risk, and low or no-risk systems).

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  • Reuters: EU privacy watchdogs urged to oppose Meta’s paid ad-free service 

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  • TechCrunch: European digital rights groups say the future of online privacy is on a knife edge 

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  • Thomson Reuters: Know your AI: Compliance and regulatory considerations for financial services 

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  • EU Lawmakers Clinch Deal on Landmark Artificial Intelligence Legislation

    Late Friday night, EU policymakers reached a political agreement on the final terms of the Artificial Intelligence Act.

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  • Top EU Court Rules Against Use of Automated Decision-Making Algorithms in Credit Information Industry

    The CJEU ruled that the creation of an automated “probability value based on personal data concerning his or her ability to meet payment commitments in the future” by a credit information agency constitutes an “automated individual decision making” within the meaning of Article 22.

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  • EDPB Clarifies Ban on Meta’s Processing of Personal Data for Targeted Advertising

    On December 7th, the EDPB clarified that a contract is not a legitimate purpose for Meta’s processing of personal data, striking down the subscription service model.

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