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Pseudo-AI: The ethical and legal ramifications

The rise of pseudo-AI, or using humans to perform work intended for an artificial intelligence or supplementing an AI under development, has prompted legal and ethical questions. "Ideally, a system utilizing a pseudo-AI is never exposed to the public; however, as agile software development approache...
CNIL closes formal notice against IoT toy company
France's data protection authority, the CNIL, has announced it has closed a formal notice procedure placed on a connected toy company. Last November, after it was alerted by a consumer association about a lack of security protections in two connected toys, the CNIL sent a questionnaire to Hong Kong–...
EDPB issues cross-border cooperation 'state of play'
In a post on its new website, the European Data Protection Board, which was formerly the Article 29 Working Party — a collection of the EU's data protection authorities — has offered an update to its cross-border cooperation and consistency procedures. During its second plenary meeting earlier this ...
ICO releases annual report for 2017–18
The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office has released its annual report for 2017–18. According to an ICO news release, data protection complaints are up 15 percent, and self-reported breaches are up 30 percent. It has also issued the "largest number and amount of civil monetary penalties in our hi...
Browser maker urges EU to defend PbD in ePrivacy Reg
Brave, a privacy-enhancing browser, has written to all 28 European Union member states urging them not to remove the Article 10 provision on privacy by design and by default from the pending ePrivacy Regulation. In a blog post, Brave's Johnny Ryan wrote, "The Council of Ministers is weighing not onl...