The United Kingdom has issued an ambitious report on its 10 year plan to become an AI super power.

The document lays out a detailed business plan with 3 month, 6 month and longer objectives.

Notably:

  • The document states that the government is also exploring how privacy enhancing technologies (PET) can remove barriers to data

A new Congressional Research Service report on EU-US Privacy Shield invalidation and its aftermath lists possible options for Congress to facilitate US-EU data flows and a potential enhanced Privacy Shield accord. They include:

  • Exploring changes when authorizing and overseeing surveillance programs to better protect data privacy or otherwise address EU concerns;
  • Strengthening the Privacy and

On August 27, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed the Protecting Household Privacy Act into law. It goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

House Bill 2553 prohibits Illinois law enforcement agencies from obtaining household electronic data or direct the acquisition of household electronic data from a private third party.

This includes any information or input

We are back in the US federal privacy bill game!

Sen. Roger Wicker, a Mississippi Republican, has re-introduced the “Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability Act,” also known as the “SAFE DATA Act.”

Here are some key takeaways:

  • Employee and publicly available data are excluded
  • The concept of “sensitive covered

Children’s data isn’t child’s play.

If you have a product or service that collects information from children, you should:

  • Be transparent. No, really. And figure out the best ways to be transparent for kids, which includes just in time notices, video and audio. It is a good idea to enlist the help of UX/CX experts

Commission d’access a la information du Quebec has issued guidance on employee geolocation tracking.

Here are some key takeaways:

  • Unless the law expressly provides for it, a company may not require a person to be tied to a device that makes it possible to know where he is.
  • Without obtaining valid consent from its employees,

U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts has introduced the “Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act.”

If signed into law, the bill will impose several new requirements on online platforms:

  • Transparency – including explaining the information collected, how it is used (for advertising and/or content moderation), method by which the type of algorithmic process

“Like so many things in our profession, the answer to the question of whether aggregation is safe is ‘it depends’.”

“The challenge is that all these numerical forms of aggregation can be used to reconstruct the original data, something that has come to be known as the database reconstruction theorem. Generally speaking, the more statistics

“The European Commission has revealed it is considering a ban on the use of facial recognition in public areas for up to five years.

Regulators want time to work out how to prevent the technology being abused. The technology allows faces captured on CCTV to be checked in real time against watch lists, often compiled