On Wednesday, 18 October, the US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce held a hearing to explore how data and innovation fit into artificial intelligence (AI) foundations. During the hearing, it became apparent that a federal privacy law remains an urgent matter for the US government, particularly in the context of AI. Furthermore, the hearing demonstrated bipartisan support still exists and that US lawmakers could move to pass a comprehensive federal privacy law, such as the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA), ahead of AI. IAPP Staff Writer Alex LaCasse has the details.
Meanwhile, the US House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight held a separate AI hearing focusing on how the US government should seek to regulate AI risk management and the economic implications of failing to act quickly.
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