The UK rolls back controversial plans to open up text and data mining regulations
The U.K. government is seemingly backtracking on plans that would have allowed text and data mining “for any purpose,” plans designed to position the U.K. as a “global AI superpower.
Sensitive data ruling by Europe’s top court could force broad privacy reboot
A ruling put out yesterday by the European Union’s top court could have major implications for online platforms that use background tracking and profiling to target users with behavioral ads or
Healthie lands $16.5M to build the Stripe for virtual patient care
The idea of starting Healthie, a software company meant to help healthcare companies and startups handle back-office operations, came to co-founder Erica Jain after witnessing her parents struggle wit
The UK wants to boost AI development by removing data mining hurdles
The U.K. is planning to tweak an existing law to allow text and data mining “for any purpose,” in a move that’s designed to boost artificial intelligence (AI) development across the
EU unveils tougher industry Code to combat disinformation
The European Commission has just taken the wraps off a beefed up industry Code of Practice for tackling online disinformation across the EU. Signatories to the Code — who include tech giants lik
Report spotlights vast scale of adtech’s ‘biggest data breach’
New data about the real-time-bidding (RTB) system’s use of web users’ info for tracking and ad targeting, released today by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), suggests Google an
Bitcoin miners say energy efficiency and regulatory certainty are crucial for the industry’s success
Bitcoin mining is often criticized as an imperfect process due to its energy expenditure, but major firms in the industry are trying to maximize efficiency and sustainability while seeking regulatory
CMU’s Matt Johnson-Roberson and MIT’s Daniela Rus will talk higher education at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022
Robotics technology, currently a $45.5 billion global market, has had an enormous impact on countless industries, including agtech, automotive, healthcare, labor, warehousing and logistics. Thanks to
Google Cloud launches its new data loss prevention tool for BigQuery
Inevitably, large businesses will collect all kinds of sensitive data. Often, that’s personal identifiable data (PII) of their customers and employees, or other information that only a select nu
Google dials up focus on portability ahead of rule changes
Google has signalled it’s dialling up efforts around portability, announcing a plan yesterday to spend $3 million and “hundreds of hours” of its engineers’ time over the next f
Can an AI be properly considered an inventor?
We are at the very beginnings of a long period of change in the interplay of technology and the law in terms of intellectual property, but it is equally clear to me that the play has started to move.
UK revives age checks for porn sites
In a fresh addition to incoming U.K. legislation that will set sweeping internet content rules for platforms, the government has revived a long-standing ambition to put porn websites behind age gates
With more data available than ever, are companies making smarter decisions?
Baseball is like a laboratory for advanced statistical analysis, and businesses could learn a lot from watching how the sport deals with expanding datasets.
Facebook’s internal assessment of EU-US data transfers shows it has no legal leg to stand on, says noyb
In its latest (and last) pre-Christmas document reveal, European privacy advocacy group noyb has published details of an 86-page internal assessment by Facebook of its (continued) transfers of Europea
Facebook’s lead EU privacy supervisor hit with corruption complaint
Facebook’s problems with European privacy law could be about to get a whole lot worse. But ahead of what may soon be a major (and long overdue) regulatory showdown over the legality of its surve
Researchers show Facebook’s ad tools can target a single user
A new research paper written by a team of academics and computer scientists from Spain and Austria has demonstrated that it’s possible to use Facebook’s targeting tools to deliver an ad ex
Ireland’s draft GDPR decision against Facebook branded a joke
Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in the European Union is inching toward making its first decision on a complaint against Facebook itself. And it looks like it’s a doozy. Privacy
UK marketing-led group takes antitrust complaint against Google’s Privacy Sandbox to the EU
A coalition of digital marketing firms and others has taken its lobbying against Google’s plan to phase out tracking cookies — by replacing them with alternative technologies which the tec
UK names John Edwards as its choice for next data protection chief as gov’t eyes watering down privacy standards
The U.K. government has named the person it wants to take over as its chief data protection watchdog, with sitting commissioner Elizabeth Denham overdue to vacate the post: The Department of Digital,
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