On November 17, 2023, AI is a big deal. It’s all about scraping up those data sources to make things happen in the digital world. But here’s the thing – all that data can contain some sensitive stuff. You know, people’s private info. And that means there’s a chance that your private data could get out there in the world of AI-generated outputs. So, there’s new laws popping up all over the place to try and keep this stuff in check.
These new laws are all about making sure that AI uses personal info in a responsible way. And they’re really giving people more say in how their data is used in all those fancy automated decisions AI is making. But, of course, that means companies using AI need to make sure they’re playing by the rules.
Now, let’s take a look at two big governments, the European Union and the United States, and see how these new privacy laws are fitting in with their AI regulations.
First up, in the EU, they’ve got the AI Act. This thing is all about pushing companies to analyze the risks of their AI systems and then put some protections in place based on those risks. It’s a kind of “feel things out and then figure out what to do” approach. But, it’s not giving a ton of guidance on how to deal with data privacy.
On the other hand, there’s a big privacy law in the EU called the GDPR. This one’s got some good stuff in it about being proactive with privacy and preventing any misuse. But it’s not super clear on exactly how to handle AI and all the personal data it’s using.
Now, let’s head over to the good ol’ USA. They’re not so big on federal privacy regulation, but they’ve got some new state laws that are shaking things up.
In California, they’ve got the CPRA, which puts some stricter limits on how personal data is used. They’re really trying to give people more control over how they’re portrayed with this whole digital decision-making tech.
Then there’s Colorado and Texas, both with laws that let people opt out of some of the AI-generated stuff. They’ve even got rules for keeping data from being traced back to any one individual.
So, there you go. All these new laws are trying to make sure AI is using your personal data responsibly. It’s a whole new world out there!