As artificial intelligence systems such as ChatGPT and Midjourney have become increasingly prominent, so have concerns about the effects that such programs may have on the economy and society at large. With more businesses incorporating artificial intelligence (“AI”) into their operations, these apprehensions about its use become more salient every day. While the potential uses of AI for innovation, automation, and streamlining tasks is great, the algorithms powering AI are not free from the biases reflected in the data and content that they are fed, creating risks of violating civil rights and consumer protection laws.
With major consumer data breaches making headlines on a semi-regular basis, legislators around the country are starting to hold businesses more accountable for cybersecurity compliance. Industry-specific laws such as HIPAA and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) already establish federal data security standards for some companies, and the Federal Trade Commission has taken the position that failure to have reasonable security measures is a violation of the FTC Act (see our DataPoints post here).
From Massachusetts to New Mexico, a handful of state legislatures also have ...
In just two years, social media password protection has gone from a privacy advocate’s dream to an employer’s harsh reality in many states. Maryland became the first state (in 2012) to enact legislation that prevented employers from requesting the user names or passwords to an employee’s or applicant’s personal social media accounts. Two states quickly joined Maryland in 2012 by passing similar password privacy laws, and nine more states added privacy protections in 2013.
So far in 2014, six states – Louisiana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee and ...
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