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

Debevoise: data strategy in focus

Debevoise & Plimpton partners Luke Dembosky and Avi Gesser head the firm’s data strategy and security practice. They told GDR about their plan to focus on data strategy, anticipating AI regulation, and getting regulators to talk to each other.

09 July 2020

The data revolution happening in professional services

KPMG’s former head of digital disruption is now leading the charge to revolutionise the way data is used and analysed in the auditing and professional services industry.

16 June 2020

Judge denies Section 230 immunity for Clearview AI

A Vermont state judge has rejected Clearview AI’s call for immunity over allegations it was scraping personal data for its facial recognition database – after the company claimed it could escape liability for hosting third-party data.

04 June 2020

Google pushes back on EU’s AI strategy

Google has criticised measures in the European Commission’s white paper on artificial intelligence, which it says could harm the sector.

01 June 2020

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