Tag: International

  • What U.S. Regulators can Learn from the EU AI Act

    On March 13, the European Union Parliament passed the Artificial Intelligence Act (“AI Act” or “the Act”), taking the penultimate step in a years-long legislative process. Originally proposed in early 2021, the sweeping, harms-based Act categorizes artificial intelligence systems by preconceived risks to fundamental rights, public safety, and public health into prohibited, high-risk, or low or no-risk systems.

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Data Protection

    • Face Surveillance & Biometrics

    • International Privacy

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Analysis

  • EPIC Urges UK Department for Education to Consider Privacy and Safety of Transgender Children in New Guidance

    On March 12, EPIC submitted comments to the UK Department for Education regarding its draft consultation on gender questioning kids. The Draft Consultation is meant to guide schools and colleges in England on policies regarding requests by transgender children to socially transition, such as name and pronoun changes.

    • Data Protection

    • International Privacy

    • Student Privacy

    • Updates

  • EPIC Urges NIST to Center AI Transparency and Data Minimization in AI Risk Management Following Biden Executive Order

    oday, EPIC submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) commending their efforts to develop additional AI risk management resources pursuant to President Biden’s AI Executive Order and recommending additional guidance around AI transparency, accountability, and data controls to mitigate the risks of both generative and non-generative AI.

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Screening & Scoring

    • Updates

  • European Commission Publishes Interactive Summary of Platform Content Moderation Data

    The European Commission has published an interactive dashboard that summarizes data on content moderation decisions from multiple online platform providers.

    • Access to Information

    • Data Protection

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • International Privacy

    • Online Harassment

    • Updates

  • 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.

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Big Data

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy Laws

    • Social Media Privacy

    • Updates

  • EDPB Orders Stop to Meta’s Behavioral Advertising

    On October 27, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted an urgent binding decision that the Irish Data Protection Authority (DPA) must ban Meta from behavioral advertising in the European Economic Area by November 10th.

    • Big Data

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy Laws

    • Social Media Privacy

    • Updates

  • Generative AI and Elections: The Approaching Train Wreck

    If you already find parsing through election ads and campaign speeches to get to the truth difficult, just wait for what is ahead with a 2024 election season filled with generative AI generated ads. Misinformation and disinformation already exist in our elections, but generative AI will exacerbate this problem, leaving voters flooded with information and unable to sort out what is real.

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Cybersecurity

    • Data Protection

    • Democracy & Free Speech

    • Election Security

    • Government AI Use

    • International Privacy

    • Voter Privacy

    • Web Scraping

    • Analysis

  • Microsoft Adapts AI Governance Blueprint for India

    Microsoft recently published a white paper adapting its AI Governance Blueprint for India, setting out policy ideas and recommendations tailored to India's governance and regulatory structure

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Data Protection

    • Government AI Use

    • International Privacy

    • Updates

  • India Passes Digital Personal Data Protection Bill

    India's Digital Personal Data Protection Bill has passed both the upper and lower houses of Parliament and will soon be signed into law.

    • Data Protection

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy Laws

    • Updates

  • European Commission Adopts Adequacy Decision for EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

    The European Commission has formally adopted an adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (the Framework). U.S. and EU authorities developed the Framework to replace Privacy Shield, a data transfer framework which was deemed non-compliant with the GDPR in the Schrems II case.

    • Communications Privacy

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • FISA Section 702

    • Intelligence Surveillance

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy Laws

    • Surveillance Oversight

    • Updates