ICO opens consultation into generative AI and purpose limitation

26/02/2024 | ICO

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has opened the second phase of its generative AI consultation, which focuses on the application of the data protection principle of purpose limitation at various stages in the generative AI lifecycle. The principle of purpose limitation in data protection law requires organisations to be transparent about why they are processing personal data and ensure that it is in line with individuals' expectations. The ICO's consultation highlights the importance of setting specific and clear purposes for each stage of the generative AI model lifecycle in order to evaluate compliance with data protection laws and maintain public trust.

The consultation closes on 12 April 2024.

Earlier phases in the generative AI consultation series:

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