California’s Other Privacy Law

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As I write this blog in the fall of 2020, California artificial intelligence and robotics companies are likely focused on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and on compliance with its requirements. They are likely also focusing on...

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Upcoming American Bar Association National Institute on the Big AI Issues

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I am pleased to announce another American Bar Association Artificial Intelligence and Robotics National Institute this fall.  The Institute is a continuing legal education program, although given the interdisciplinary nature of the program, we...

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Why I Love Practicing Artificial Intelligence Law in Silicon Valley

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Growing up, I used to think New York City was the capital of the world. I started life in Columbus, Ohio, and spent most of my early years in a Cleveland, Ohio suburb called Chagrin Falls. Of course, I knew that Washington, D.C. was the...

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It Just Got Harder for AI Companies to Import European Personal Data

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In a judgment issued last week, the European Court of Justice invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Program by which businesses in the United States could self-certify their compliance with a framework of principles for data protection. This...

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Transparency in Artificial Intelligence Systems

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One of the key challenges to machine learning artificial intelligence systems is the compliance challenge of meeting legal requirements for transparency. Here, I am referring to machine learning AI, as opposed to symbolic or rule-based AI. Humans...

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Machine Learning Data: Do You Really Have Rights to Use It?

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Organizations using machine learning systems require data to train their systems. But where does that data come from? And can they get into trouble if they don’t have the rights to use that data? The short answer is yes; they can get into trouble...

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The Four Kinds of Contracts Every AI or Robotics Company Should Have

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Startup artificial intelligence and robotics companies face constant business challenges, especially in this year of COVID-19 and the resulting economic downturn. Startup companies are looking to weather the storm, while some entrepreneurs,...

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Securing Healthcare Robots and AI Systems for HIPAA Compliance

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its regulations are the main laws governing data privacy and security in the healthcare field. Nonetheless, HIPAA and its Privacy Rule and Security Rule protections predate the widescale...

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AI Bias: Mitigating Your Risk

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Bias is an inherent aspect of even the most rational human intelligence. In theory, artificial intelligence should reduce the risk of bias, because the elimination of human involvement in decision-making means that malicious or unconscious bias...

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Cybersecurity and National Security

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Here in the United States, we have laws protecting sensitive technologies from foreign access. These laws would prevent an AI or robotics company from exporting technological information to another country; such a transaction might require an...

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