Region: Netherlands

The chips are down: AI newsletter 18 September 2023

Tech giants’ AI projects are being threatened with death by a thousand copyright cuts, with yet another author attaching himself to litigation against the alleged wilful pilfering of his intellectual property. But concerns over the ethics of building AI models hasn’t stopped the rush to do so, with front- and back-end companies teaming up on the next generation of the technology.

18 September 2023

Dutch privacy class action wave hits Google and Twitter

Big Tech companies continue to face a series of mass claims in the Netherlands, with Google and Twitter being the latest to face NGO-led representative action lawsuits.

14 September 2023

Special Report: EU representative actions – the future of data claims?

Could billion-euro claims fulfil activists’ hopes of deterring breaches of the GDPR and meet the public enforcement gap, or will procedural obstacles and funding issues kill off their cases?

12 September 2023

Regulators get back in business: AI newsletter 4 September 2023

With the long summer holidays finally over, authorities and governments have hit the ground running. Spain has launched the EU’s first dedicated agency for overseeing AI, the Netherlands has called for more control over the technology, and the UK is hanging up the bunting for its international AI conference in November.

04 September 2023

Fitbit faces illegal data transfers complaint

Noyb has filed complaints against Fitbit in multiple EU countries, accusing the health company of unlawfully transferring customer data to the US.

31 August 2023

Dutch court overturns DPG Media fine

A Dutch appeals court has thrown out a penalty imposed by the data regulator against a company which required users to submit ID documents in order to access their data.

22 August 2023

Russian taxi app faces data transfer ban

The Finnish and Norwegian data regulators have issued an order blocking a Russian-owned taxi service app from transferring data back to the country, voicing concerns about a new Russian law that could provide its national security forces with access to the app’s data.

08 August 2023

New rules from Beijing and Apple enters the chatbot race: AI newsletter 24 July 2023

Welcome to GDR’s first AI newsletter, highlighting the most important policy, legal and market developments in the artificial intelligence and machine learning space from the last week. In this edition the EU and US agree to team up on oversight of AI in financial services, China releases new regulations on generative AI, and Deloitte predicts that the market will stay cool.

24 July 2023

Data Changemakers: Nani Jansen Reventlow

Digital Freedom Fund and Systemic Justice founder Nani Jansen Reventlow says NGOs need to deploy litigation, campaigning and advocacy to achieve their objectives.

14 July 2023

Antivirus provider faces Dutch privacy class action

A Dutch NGO has filed a class action lawsuit against antivirus software and browser provider Avast over the company’s alleged unlawful onward sale of data.

07 July 2023

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