Concerns raised over Google's privacy and AI oversight

11/07/2024 | Politico

In recent months, at least six of Google's top privacy and regulatory officials have departed the company, and two key oversight teams were disbanded. The development has raised concerns regarding the potential release of new artificial intelligence (AI) products without adequate user protections. Google's machine learning privacy team, which played a crucial role in advising on legal and privacy policy for AI, was disbanded in February, with only two members still remaining within the company. Departing executives include the chief privacy officer, director of privacy for product and engineering, and other key figures. Furthermore, the company's Responsible Innovation team, tasked with ensuring alignment with AI ethics principles, was also disbanded in January.

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