AI

Clearview mounts another BIPA First Amendment defence

Armed with a recent Eighth Circuit decision, facial recognition company Clearview AI has argued again that its activities are protected by the First Amendment.

09 September 2021

Can big data help detect biological weapons?

The US Department of Homeland Security is building a system that would help law enforcers use data analytics to detect biological weapons – but internal reports suggest that the equipment may not work as planned.

28 July 2021

Denham pushes back on regulatory reform report

The UK’s data protection chief has appeared to disagree with a recent report that suggested restricting data subjects’ rights to challenge AI-driven automated decision-making.

13 July 2021

Deadly data: Annie Jacobsen on the military origins of biometrics

Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen’s latest book, First Platoon, chronicles the US military’s massive and ultimately disastrous project to compile biometrics on nearly the entire population of Afghanistan. GDR talked to Jacobsen about the implications big data has for combat, democracy, privacy and other societal issues.

06 July 2021

Italian watchdog fines delivery firm for gig worker algorithms

Italy’s data regulator has issued a €2.6 million fine to food delivery service Foodinho and ordered the company to change its employee management algorithms.

06 July 2021

EU privacy watchdogs call for greater AI Act role

European data protection authorities say they should have a prominent role in the monitoring and coordination of AI Act enforcement.

24 June 2021

Facial recognition companies turn to the First Amendment

Amazon has joined Clearview AI in using the First Amendment as a defence against Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) claims – a move some critics paint as a cynical ploy to use constitutional protections for anti-democratic purposes, but others see as a necessary test of how free speech rights apply to big data and artificial intelligence.

23 June 2021

UK pushed to overhaul data protection framework

A government-appointed regulatory reform taskforce has suggested replacing the post-Brexit UK GDPR with an AI-friendly framework that would cull individuals’ right to object to automated decision-making.

16 June 2021

Italian supreme court imposes greater transparency on algorithms - key takeaways

Panetta & Associati partner Lorenzo Cristofaro analyses a groundbreaking Italian ruling on algorithmic transparency.

15 June 2021

US judge denies bid to put clamps on Clearview AI

The presence of two previously undisclosed offshore subsidiaries is not a sufficient reason to restrict facial recognition company Clearview AI from carrying out business in Illinois, a US federal district judge has ruled.

15 June 2021

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