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21 February 2020

EU Proposes Rules for Artificial Intelligence to Limit Risks

Author: Kelvin Chan, Associate Press & U.S. News

The European Union unveiled proposals [on 19 February 2020] to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the rapidly developing technology... European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ...

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19 February 2020

China: Facial recognition firms claim to be able to identify masked faces, raising privacy concerns

Author: Quartz

“China’s facial-recognition giant says it can crack masked faces during the coronavirus”, 18 February 2020...

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13 February 2020

Civil society & social media companies raise human rights concerns about Clearview AI's online mining of data & potential expansion plans

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10 February 2020

UK Govt. hosts NSO Group at closed trade show following allegations of spyware technology being used to target human rights activists

The UK Home Office announced on 6 February 2020 that NSO Group would be one of 300 firms invited to exhibit their products at the three-day, closed trade show. This is following allegations against NSO Group that its technology was used to target human...

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10 February 2020

UK Govt. to host NSO Group at closed trade fair; company's spyware allegedly used to target human rights activists

Author: Solomon Hughes, Rob Evans and Stephanie Kirchgaessner, The Guardian (UK)

"UK to host spyware firm accused of aiding human rights abuses", 6 Feb 2020...

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10 February 2020

UN rapporteur condemns UK hosting of Israeli spyware firm

Author: Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Rob Evans and Solomon Hughes, The Guardian (UK)

David Kaye, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression... said democratic governments “should be outraged and should develop global standards for the exports of.. tools” that respected the rule of law and human rights... NSO Group will be among...

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6 February 2020

Netherlands: Govt. use of AI to identify potential welfare fraud violates human rights, court rules

Author: Don Jacobson, UPI

"Dutch anti-fraud system violates human rights, court rules", 5 Feb 2020...

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3 February 2020

Germany: Huawei denies report that alleges it of cooperating with Chinese intelligence, compromising user data privacy

Author: Reuters

“Huawei denies German report it colluded with Chinese intelligence”, 29 January 2020...

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29 January 2020

European Commission draft white paper on AI regulatory options leaked amid criticism over EU funding of 'questionable' AI projects

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29 January 2020

Tech companies call for govt. regulation of artificial intelligence

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