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IT’S THE LAW (11/08/2022)

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has provided new guidance on direct and email marketing. This includes clear definition of what constitutes electronic mail marketing and specifics about compliance, including the extent and types of consent needed, what can be tracked, and what provisions must be made for opt-outs and data transfers.

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UK Department of Education gets “F” for teen data protection

November 8, 2022
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Majority of companies still to learn it’s best NOT to wing it with data compliance

November 8, 2022

Exterro’s Privacy Compliance Readiness Survey, of executives at enterprise-level companies found alarming indicators of unpreparedness both with knowing their data inventory and having processes in place to comply with privacy regulations.  Forty-five percent said they rely on manual survey methods to keep data updated and 44% report using ad hoc or poorly defined processes for compliance.

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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  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia,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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