- Google’s generative AI tool ‘Bard’ will not debut in the EU until the company satisfies the privacy concerns raised by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission.
- The Irish DPC has said that the tech grant has failed to provide sufficient information regarding how Bard will protect European’s privacy, to justify an EU launch.
- Since March, Google has rolled out its competitor to ChatGPT in 180 countries, including both the US and the UK.
- It has stayed away from EU countries.
- FISA Section 702 is the law permitting the US government to conduct targeted surveillance of foreign persons located outside the US.
- Officials from US intelligence agencies backed the reauthorization of this law ahead of a USA Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday.
- One such official stated that ‘(…) more sweeping proposals [to FISA 702] (…) would force the government to turn a blind eye to threat information (…) with potentially grave consequences to our nation’s security’.
- This can be seen as a response to a letter from CDT and Rights Groups that urged reform of the law.
- The European Commission plans to file an antitrust complaint aimed at breaking up Google’s AdTech business.
- This will likely require Google to sell many of its AdTech tools, many of which are driven by data collection and profiling.
- This comes after the European Commission opened an investigation two years ago, looking into how Google favours its own advertising services.
- This poses high stakes for Google, as its advertising business accounted for 79% of its total revenue last year.
The Swedish Privacy Authority has fined Spotify SEK58 million for violation of GDPPR transparency principle
- The fine, equivalent to just over 4 million pounds, stems from Spotify’s insufficient response to data access requests.
- According to the authority, Spotify responds to data access requests but “does not inform clearly enough about how this data is used by the company”.
- Now, interinstitutional negotiations are the last step before the world’s first comprehensive law on AI.
- The Act introduces a tiered approach for AI models that do not have a specific purpose, and a stricter regime for foundation models on which other AI systems can be built.
- It also prohibits practices such as biometric categorization, predictive policing, and emotion recognition software in law enforcement, border management, workplace and education.
- The Act creates the Nigeria Data Protection Commission, replacing the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau.
- To head the Commission, a National Commissioner will be appointed, to be responsible for the daily administration and execution of its policies will be appointed for a term of four years, renewable once.
- Part of the mandates of the Commission includes fostering the ‘development of personal data protection technologies, in accordance with recognized international good practices’.
- A report from Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority identifies the top risks of generative AI and proposes a framework to address them.
- In addition, it has established a foundation that seeks to develop test toolkits to mitigate the risks of adopting AI.
- According to the report, some of the key risks of generative AI are hallucinations, accelerated disinformation, copyright challenges and embedded biases.
- The ICO warns it will check whether businesses have addressed the privacy risks of generative AI before adopting the technology.
- The authority reiterates that organizations must also check whether they are a controller or processor of personal data, prepare a DPIA, work out how to limit unnecessary processing and decide how to comply with individual rights requests.
- Organizations also need to assess whether generative AI would make solely automated decisions.
- The BBC, British Airways, Boots and Aer Lingus have all fallen prey to a cyber-attack by a ransomware group named Clop.
- The group have claimed that victims who refuse to pay a ransom will be named and shamed on the group’s website.
- The incident arose from a vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer software, used by all the companies, which was exploited by Clop.