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Posted in Consumer Privacy

National Science Foundation Seeks Comments on Artificial Intelligence, Continuing Policy Makers’ Focus on AI

The National Science Foundation is seeking public comment on US policy for artificial intelligence, according to the Federal Register Notice of Request for Information (RFI) filed in September 26, 2018.  Specifically, the RFI requests input from the public as to whether the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan (AI Strategic Plan) should be updated or improved.  Comments to the RFI are due to the National Science Foundation by October 26, 2018.

Posted in Cybersecurity & Data Breaches

ABA Commission Proposes Ethics Rule Requiring Adequate Data Security

The American Bar Association (ABA) is proposing to make clear that the protection of a client’s data is an ethical responsibility of lawyers. The Commission on Ethics 20/20 of the American Bar Association recently released its Report to the House of Delegates recommending several modifications to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct regarding lawyers’ use of technology and protection of client confidences, including a Rule that requires lawyers to make reasonable efforts to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of, or unauthorized access to information relating to the representation of a client.

Posted in Consumer Privacy

Ethics and Privacy

With vast amounts of personal information available online, access to and use of that information raises ethical issues, as evidenced by the episode earlier in the year involving online information about Justice Scalia. In remarks delivered by Chris Wolf at the IBM IT Service Legal Summit, he suggests that the ethical focus more realistically should be on the input side of the personal information privacy equation.