EDPS compares generative AI systems to Cambridge Analytica

25/04/2023 | MIT Technology Review

In an article for MIT Technology Review, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Wojciech Wiewiórowski, discusses what technology companies should learn about the EU’s approach to data protection regulation. Privacy features should be considered from the outset, not as an afterthought. Using a car analogy, he said, "can you imagine a car company putting a new vehicle on the market without built-in safety features?" Unfortunately, this is the approach generative artificial intelligence (AI) companies like OpenAI are taking and why regulators are opening privacy investigations. Wiewiórowski also cited the Cambridge Analytica scandal as the best example of companies cutting corners on data protection and warned EU data protection authorities to be prepared. 

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EDPS, Wojciech Wiewiórowski

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