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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 11, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 11, 2023 Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

‘Heartbroken, Furious, and Angry’: Election Official sounds off on threats facing poll workers

MSNBC via YouTube: “Jocelyn Benson Michigan Secretary of State and Frank Figliuzzi, Former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI, join Nicolle Wallace on Deadline White House to discuss news that envelopes containing fentanyl were sent to election officials in Fulton County and the heightened threat environment facing poll workers across the country.” Continue Reading

Supervision and Regulation Report

Federal Reserve Board, November 2023 – Preface – The Federal Reserve promotes the safety and soundness of individual financial institutions and monitors their impact on the financial system. It is responsible for supervising—monitoring, inspecting, and examining—certain financial institutions of varying size and complexity to ensure that they comply with rules and regulations, and that they… Continue Reading

Data broker’s “staggering” sale of sensitive info exposed in unsealed FTC filing

Ars Technica: “One of the world’s largest mobile data brokers, Kochava, has lost its battle to stop the Federal Trade Commission from revealing what the FTC has alleged is a disturbing, widespread pattern of unfair use and sale of sensitive data without consent from hundreds of millions of people. US District Judge B. Lynn Winmill… Continue Reading

Artificial intelligence experts discuss legal implications on ABA Presidential Speaker Series

“A panel of experts on artificial intelligence and how it will affect the legal landscape are featured in the next installment of the ABA Presidential Speaker Series. The program, titled “A.I. – The New Frontier,” will feature a panel of special advisers to the ABA Task Force on the Law and Artificial Intelligence. The program… Continue Reading

New Environmental Justice Playbook for Federal Agencies

White House: “When President Biden signed Executive Order (E.O.) 14096 on Revitalizing Our Nation’s Commitment to Environmental Justice for All, he called on the federal government to bring clean energy and healthy environments to all, and to recognize, undo, and mitigate harms to those who have suffered from pollution and the cumulative impacts of other… Continue Reading

Data Brokers and the Sale of Data on U.S. Military Personnel

Data Brokers and the Sale of Data on U.S. Military Personnel Risks to Privacy, Safety, and National Security, By Justin Sherman, Hayley Barton, Aden Klein, Brady Kruse, and Anushka Srinivasan, Duke University, November 2023. “Overview: The data brokerage ecosystem is a multi-billion-dollar industry comprised of companies gathering, inferring, aggregating, and then selling, licensing, and sharing… Continue Reading

State Laws Restricting or Prohibiting Abortion

CRS Report – State Laws Restricting or Prohibiting Abortion Updated October 24, 2023 “The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overruled Roe v. Wade, providing states with greater discretion to restrict abortion access, including by limiting abortion prior to fetal viability.1 This report provides an overview of existing or recently passed… Continue Reading

News/Media Alliance Study Finds Pervasive Unauthorized Use of Publisher Content to Power Generative AI Technologies

“On October 31, 2023 the News/Media Alliance published a White Paper and a technical analysis and submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office on the use of publisher content to power generative artificial intelligence technologies (GAI). Together, the three publications document the pervasive, unauthorized use of publisher content by GAI developers, the impact this may… Continue Reading

The Bletchley Declaration by Countries Attending the AI Safety Summit

Follow up to President Biden’s Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence, see Policy paper, The Bletchley Declaration by Countries Attending the AI Safety Summit, 1-2 November 2023 Published 1 November 2023. “…We affirm that, whilst safety must be considered across the AI lifecycle, actors developing frontier AI… Continue Reading

New on LLRX October 2023 – 10 articles and 6 columns

Articles and Columns for October 2023 Research Guide: Law of Armed Conflict – Jerry Lawson A Compilation of State Licensed Lawyer Databases – Toby Lyles AI in Banking and Finance – October 31, 2023 – This semi-monthly column by Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights news, government documents and reports, industry white papers and academic papers on… Continue Reading