Earlier this month CPW’s Kristin Bryan and Kyle Fath presented a webinar on “AI and Biometrics Privacy: Trends and Developments” with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”), the largest global community of privacy professionals. A recording of that webinar is available to all IAPP members and available (for CPE credit) here.
As summarized in the program description on the IAPP website:
Artificial intelligence and biometrics privacy are top-of-mind issues for companies and their privacy professionals, regardless of the industry sector in which they operate. AI will soon be regulated in the U.S. in an unprecedented manner: The patchwork of 2023 state privacy laws imposes restrictions and obligations on organizations carrying out AI, profiling and automated decision-making processes, and the Federal Trade Commission is poised to promulgate regulations on automated decision-making and related topics. Organizations employing facial recognition and other biometrics technologies are under the constant threat of putative privacy class-action litigations under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act and a handful of other state laws. With BIPA copycats and similar legislation introduced across the country, and a lack of clarity in the current case law, the risk associated with biometrics will certainly continue, and likely increase. Needless to say, global developments in these areas add further complexity to organizations with international operations.
The program addresses, among others:
- AI, biometrics and privacy compliance — Restrictions on and obligations under forthcoming privacy laws in California, Colorado, Utah and Virginia, including with respect to profiling, automated decision-making, and sensitive data.
- AI and biometrics litigation overview — The current litigation landscape concerning AI and biometrics, including facial recognition.
- Legislative and regulatory priorities — Pending and anticipated legislative and regulatory developments, both federal and state, as well as globally.
Kristin and Kyle are also covering on CPW key developments regarding AI and biometric privacy in the realm of regulation, compliance and litigation. You can check out their analyses of these issues here, here and here, with contributions from David Oberly and other team members.
For more on this, stay tuned. CPW will be there to keep you in the loop.