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Biden wants Congress to remove liability shield for big tech

In what would be a major change across the Internet, the White House wants Congress to overhaul Section 230 and to rein in big tech. The law, which has been challenged by Democrats and Republicans for different reasons – in the first case wanting to protect against extremist content, hate speech and misinformation; and in the second to disallow censorship of conservative viewpoints – protects social media and online content providers from liability for content.

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CCPA employee & B2B data-sharing exemption about to end

September 13, 2022

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) had allowed B2B enterprise-level firms a grace period during which much data shared by employees and data distributed between b-to-b contacts was exempt from the type of privacy requirements mandatory with consumer data. But that exemption will end on January 1, 2023 at which point vendors, partners and employees will have the right to access and request to delete information collected from relationships with b-to-b businesses they work with.

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IT’S THE LAW (09/13/2022)

September 13, 2022

Switzerland’s Federal Council has issued orders that revise ordinances in its Data Protection Act to reflect technical advances, bolster individual rights and provide more transparency in data handling. The intent is to ensure compatibility with EU laws and guarantee the country’s laws are viewed as adequate and in line with what other countries need for business and cross-border data transfer. The new Data Protection Ordinances (OPDo) and Data Protection Certifications (OCPD) will take effect on September 1, 2023.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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