In a 26–14 vote, the Kansas Senate approved a bill to protect the privacy of individuals exposed to COVID-19, KFDI reports. The bill would differentiate COVID-19 from other infectious diseases and make special contact-tracing rules — enacted by the Legislature and set to expire May 1 — permanent. Public health groups objected to different rules for certain diseases.
Legal analysis of Iowa's new privacy law
Gov. Kim Reynolds, R-Iowa, signed Senate File 262 on consumer privacy into law. Reynolds touted the bill as giving consumers "a reasonable level of transparency and control over their personal data." The law will take effect 1 Jan. 2025. IAPP Westin Research Fellow Anokhy Desai, CIPP/US, CIPT, analy...
UK releases white paper on AI regulatory framework
The U.K. Department for Science, Innovation and Technology published a white paper with its approach to regulating artificial intelligence technologies. The regulatory framework seeks to "build public trust in cutting-edge technologies and make it easier for businesses to innovate, grow and create j...
New parliamentary amendments offered for India's draft data protection bill
Members of India's Parliament on the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology proposed 40 amendments to the draft Digital Data Protection Bill. The proposed changes relate to concerns over perceived centralization of power, insufficient independence for the proposed Data Protection...
CNIL fines rental scooter company over geolocation data collection
France's data protection authority, the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés, fined rental scooter company Cityscoot 125,000 euros for collecting and maintaining a record of vehicles' geolocation data. The CNIL said Cityscoot failed to comply with data minimization and contractual ...
AI chatbots 'built by all of us'
The Atlantic reports that while artificial intelligence chatbots are built using data available online, there is "an uncomfortable disparity between who does the work that enables these AI models to function and who gets to control and profit from them." Chatbots are created "by ingesting books and ...
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