UK Privacy Watchdog Probes GenAI Privacy Concerns


The British data regulator is set to analyze the privacy implications of processing scrapped data used for training generative artificial intelligence algorithms.

The Information Commissioners’ Office on Monday announced that it’s soliciting comments from AI developers, legal experts, and other industry stakeholders on how privacy rights might be affected by developments in generative AI.

Since the majority of the AI systems use data scrapped from the public internet that may include a large swathe of personally identifiable information such as names and contact details, the primary concern is that AI developers could be processing that data in violation of existing privacy laws.