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IT’S THE LAW (11/15/2022)

Argentina, which has had privacy legislation in place for more than twenty years, published a draft bill to update the country’s Personal Data Protection Act. The Argentinian data protection authority (AAIP) draft includes modification to the existing legislation and incorporates four new articles that strengthen protection for personal data and puts the onus on controllers to provide justification for processing data.

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Google agrees to massive $391.5M fine for deceiving users

November 15, 2022

Forty US State Attorneys General have just won a years-long lawsuit against Google for deceiving users by secretly tracking location data while leading the same users to believe location tracking was turned off. The resulting $391.5 million privacy settlement is one of the largest in history and follows another from Arizona that Google settled for $85 million over the same issue. Even worse for the company, it is facing similar suits in Washington, D.C., Indiana and Texas.

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Class action claims Apple deceives users with hidden settings

November 15, 2022
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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  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia,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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