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Top News – Biden signs executive order for safe AI usage, Global Support for AI Safety Agreement

The US President signs full AI executive order, while Lawmakers discuss the future of AI regulations

The U.S. President Joe Biden’s full executive order for safe use of artificial intelligence was published by the White House on Monday. The order presents eight principles and priorities for developing and deploying AI systems. Meanwhile, the U.S. policymakers discussed the future of AI regulations at the AIGG, and the UN established a global AI advisory board. The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, along with some others, will take the lead to adopting to the new requirements of the President’s executive order. Read more

Leading Nations agree to safe and responsible AI development in Bletchley Declaration

The European Union, along with 28 other countries from across the globe, including the U.S. and China have agreed to the Bletchley Declaration on AI safety as a part of the AI Safety Summit in the U.K. The agreement highlights the immediate need for understanding and collectively managing potential risks associated with frontier AI systems jointly through global efforts, ensuring responsible and safe AI development. Read more

EDPB’s urgent binding decision to ban Meta’s data processing for target ads

The European Data Protection Board issued an urgent binding decision to ban Meta’s practices for behavioral advertising. This decision will apply to Meta’s Facebook and Instagram users across the EU’s member states and the European Economic Area countries. Ahead of this decision, Meta announced its subscription model in the EU for ad-free Facebook and Instagram services, to comply with the EU GDPR. Read more

OCR announces 100,000 USD settlement in medical ransomware investigation

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. announced a settlement of 100,000 USD under the HIPAA with Doctors’ Management Services, a medical management company in Massachusetts. The settlement resolves a large breach report related to a ransomware attack that affected more than 200,000 people. Additionally, the OCR released a video on how HIPAA’s security provisions can help businesses during such attacks. Read more

NZ Human Rights Tribunal rules against improper target advertising

New Zealand’s human rights court ruled against Naturalwear, a retailer, for improper personalized advertising using sensitive information of breast cancer survivors. Allegations against the company were that it accessed New Zealand’s Cancer Society database for potential customers and serve pamphlet ads related to its products. The Human Rights Review Tribunal ordered the company to pay NZD 10,000 for using health information beyond the purpose for which the data was collected. Read more


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