What Is the Privacy Impact of the White House AI Order for Businesses?


Biden’s sweeping AI Executive Order sought to have artificial intelligence used in accordance with eight underlying principles. The order, while directed to government agencies, will impact businesses as well. In particular, the order has privacy and cybersecurity impacts on companies’ use of artificial intelligence. Among other things, companies should keep in mind the following:

As illustrated from the Fact Sheet accompanying the order, these are just some of many directives it contains. Other issues covered in the order include intellectual property, federal use of AI, and national security.

Putting it into Practice: There is time before we see the outcome of the action agencies have been directed to take under the order. In the meantime, companies are reminded that the measures it outlines -protecting consumers from privacy and security harm- are already expected by the FTC.

 

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