AI

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

Clearview faces multiple GDPR complaints

A group of NGOs has filed coordinated complaints about Clearview AI’s data scraping to regulators in numerous European countries – but enforcement of any regulatory decisions could be tough.

27 May 2021

Clearview AI declines agreement that would bar overseas data transfers

Clearview AI has said numerous times that it has no plans to transfer its US data to overseas subsidiaries – but the facial recognition company has declined to enter an agreement to that effect with the plaintiffs suing the company for alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Privacy Information Act (BIPA).

21 May 2021

Clearview AI says its offshore subsidiaries are dormant

Plaintiffs pushing for an injunction against Clearview AI have raised concerns that the company could transfer their facial images to offshore subsidiaries – but Clearview says it has no plans to transfer US data overseas.

20 May 2021

US senators focus ire on TikTok

TikTok was the object of US senators’ wrath yesterday during a hearing on protecting children’s privacy, with the committee’s chair and ranking member slamming the company for allegedly ducking the inquiry.

19 May 2021

US AI commission recommendations becoming policy

US policymakers are looking to subsidise the country’s artificial intelligence and semiconductor industries and to implement other recommendations coming out of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) – a body of top tech and government officials tasked with enhancing the military’s big data and AI capabilities.

18 May 2021

Compliance reports to be public under new FTC leadership

The US Federal Trade Commission has said that it will proactively publish the compliance reports of a facial recognition company recently hit with an enforcement action – marking a change from previous administrations that only released such reports in response to Freedom of Information Act requests.

14 May 2021

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