The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in European Union (EU) law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA. Primarily it aims to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business. CMS Wire brought this interesting information to us in their article, “Understanding GDPR and Its Impact on the Development Of AI.”

There are implications for the development of emerging technologies. It will make the deployment and use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems and apps more difficult and in some cases even slow down the rapid pace of ongoing development.

The biggest challenges will impact small organizations who are trying to build AI systems but who do not have huge streams of incoming first-party data. The big tech companies tend to have access to never-ending data from their own customers, making it much easier to get consent.

Melody K. Smith

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