AI

Uber automated decision-making challenged

Four former Uber drivers have filed a rare GDPR challenge to the company’s automated decision to terminate their contracts.

27 October 2020

Big data crucial to US warfare, House committee hears

Former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt, now the head of a US government commission aimed at improving the military’s artificial intelligence capabilities, has called for “broad research exemptions” on the use of big data to boost America’s warfare capabilities.

24 September 2020

Former Google CEO criticises Trump’s anti-TikTok crusade

Eric Schmidt has said the Trump Administration’s TikTok prohibitions and other restrictions on Chinese technology will harm the development of US AI capabilities.

23 September 2020

One firm to rule them all: Palantir’s plan to go public

Regulatory files tied to Palantir Technologies’ planned public share offering reveal the company’s ambitions to become the US government’s sole data analytics provider.

28 August 2020

Facebook BIPA $650 million settlement receives preliminary OK

A US judge has granted preliminary approval to a settlement agreement between plaintiffs and Facebook after the company agreed to pay an extra $100 million to end a long-running facial recognition lawsuit.

21 August 2020

CCPA disclosures cited in latest Facebook BIPA lawsuit

A class action lawsuit against Facebook cites the CCPA to support allegations that the company violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by harvesting images from Instagram users without their consent.

20 August 2020

US senators introduce national BIPA bill

A recently introduced national version of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act would likely avoid contentious litigation about standing that has surrounded the state privacy law.

05 August 2020

Microsoft promises to keep TikTok data in the US

Microsoft has promised to localise the data of US TikTok users as acquisition talks between the two parties heat up – while president Donald Trump mulls banning the China-owned social media platform.

03 August 2020

Slew of BIPA lawsuits filed against tech giants

Illinois residents have filed class action lawsuits against Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and FaceFirst for using their photographs without permission to develop AI technology.

27 July 2020

US AI commission recommends export controls for data

A council of top current and former US tech, military and intelligence officials has recommended that the country’s government place export controls on sensitive American data that could be used by competitors in the race for artificial intelligence supremacy.

21 July 2020

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