Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and machine learning have recently been heralded as a near-panacea to a variety of economic and social problems involving everything from financial fraud and diagnosing cancer to public safety and workplace productivity.

United States: AI Legal Developments Related To Cybersecurity and Privacy

November 20 2019

Article Authored  by Kendall C. BurmanDavid A. Simon and Lisa V. Zivkovic

Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and machine learning have recently been heralded as a near-panacea to a variety of economic and social problems involving everything from financial fraud and diagnosing cancer to public safety and workplace productivity. Yet privacy concerns have arisen in regards to key aspects underpinning AI applications, the opacity of algorithmic decision-making and the demand for sensitive personal information. A growing body of legislative and policy initiatives on both sides of the Altantic aim to protect against AI’s potential dangers to individual privacy and security. In the European Union (“EU”), two key developments relate to the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the European Commission’s (“EC”) recent release of the “Ethics

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