Ghosting CNIL is not OK, Clearview

Clearview AI, known for its persistent view that privacy laws don’t apply to them, has raised its impertinence to a new level ignoring France’s regulator, CNIL, altogether. CNIL, which deemed Clearview in violation of GDPR and ordered it to stop processing French citizen data, responded by imposing its maximum fine of €20 million. This follows €20 million fines each from Italy and Greece against Clearview, and a lesser amount from the UK. Problem is that regulators’ limited legal resources make it difficult to enforce these. But that may change once plans for the EU bloc’s AI Act moves forward.

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India’s regulator slaps Google with $162M fine over Android apps

October 25, 2022

The Competition Commission of India issued a $162.9 million fine and issued a cease and desist order to stop Google’s anti-competitive practices of favoring its own suite of Android apps over competitors’. The ruling comes at the same time lawmakers in Asia, Europe and the US are examining Google’s market dominance. Last month, the company received a massive $4 billion fine from the EU also related to Android.

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IT’S THE LAW (10/25/2022)

October 25, 2022

The Philippines’ President signed a controversial SIM Card Registration Bill into law, and the country’s National Privacy Commission (NPC) promptly issued a press statement acknowledging implementation will require mass collection of personal data. The NPC statement also added recommendations will be made on personal data risks can be minimized, but privacy advocate concerns are that by requiring national registration by all SIM card holders, the authorities will hold significantly more personal information, and data could be used for surveillance of those who oppose the government.

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Microsoft Lets Publishers Block Bing Chat Separately from Bing Search

September 26, 2023

Nearly one-third of major news publishers have blocked generative AI tools from reading their content.   But that’s a drastic measure which could also exclude their results from conventional search engines.  Microsoft has just given publishers the option to block access by Bing Chat without also removing their content from search results.  We’ll see if competitors do the same.

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