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United States: Biden’s executive order puts civil rights in the middle of the AI regulation discussion – Margaret Hu

On Oct. 4, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights: A Vision for Protecting Our Civil Rights in the Algorithmic Age. The blueprint launched a conversation about how artificial intelligence innovation can proceed under multiple fair principles. These include safe and effective systems, algorithmic discrimination protections, privacy and transparency. Continue reading

Of stalking horses and dogs that did not bark: 303 Creative LLC v Elenis, standards of review, commercial speech, and the end of the beginning of the modern First Amendment

web designThe opinion of Gorsuch J for the US Supreme Court in 303 Creative LLC v Elenis 600 US (2023) (Opinion (pdf) | Justia) has been widely welcomed on the US political right as a victory religious rights and just as broadly deplored on the US political left as a defeat for LGBTQ+ rights. Many on both sides agree, however, that – either way – it is an important defence of free speech. I am sorry to say that it is nothing of the sort. It is a stalking horse for an approach that will have pernicious consequences for the First Amendment. Continue reading

Should governments ban TikTok? Can they? A cybersecurity expert explains the risks the app poses and the challenges to blocking it – Doug Jacobson

On May 17, 2023, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed legislation banning TikTok in the state. The law imposes fines of US$10,000 per day on any app store that offers the popular Chinese-owned video social media app, and on the app maker itself if it operates in the state. Individual users are not subject to penalties. Continue reading

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