In Brief: Illinois’ BIPA may pack an even bigger punch if advocates have their way

Biometric lawsuits are increasingly effective, and a current one before the Illinois State Supreme Court could bring ruinous penalties against the food chain, White Castle. The push is on for damages to be cumulative rather than for a single infraction, and if passed, the impact on companies could be severe.

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Apple ATT Will Cost Meta $12.8 Billion in Revenue in 2022: Lotame Study

April 18, 2022

Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) rule, which requires users to opt-in before an app can track them, will reduce Meta (Facebook’s parent) revenues by $12.8 billion in 2022, according to this Lotame estimate. The figure is higher than Lotame originally estimated, and assumes a 65% opt-out rate. In fact, according to this Adjust study, the opt-out rate is actually closer to 75% and even higher for social media companies like Meta.

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Getty Offers Gen AI Tool Built Only with Licensed Images

September 28, 2023

Unauthorized training data isn’t an existential threat to generative AI but it’s certainly a headache for users and developers alike.  Most developers are trying to exclude materials that creators have explicitly labeled as unauthorized and citing “fair use” as justification for copying everything else.  Getty Images has taken an opposite approach, building its gen AI tool only on materials that are explicitly licensed.  It’s possible that tracing the provenance of training data will become a standard, similar to how organic food producers trace the origins of their ingredients.

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