In a regulatory filing, Reddit announced that the FTC is probing Reddit’s proposal to sell, license and share user-generated content with third parties to train artificial intelligence (AI) models.  This move underscores the growing scrutiny over how online platforms harness the vast amounts of data they collect, particularly in the context of AI development. 

On March 7, 2024, a bipartisan coalition of 43 state attorneys general sent to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) a letter urging the FTC to update the regulations (“COPPA Rules”) implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).

Through regulations known as the “COPPA Rule,” state attorneys general are authorized to bring actions as parens

On November 21, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved in a 3-0 vote a resolution authorizing the use of compulsory process in nonpublic investigations involving products and services that involve or claim to involve Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

Compulsory process is akin to a subpoena, and it allows the FTC to request the production of information

One of the most significant trends in privacy law this year has been the surge in online child protection laws in U.S. states.  In a recent article for the Cybersecurity Law Report , Ballard Spahr privacy attorneys Phil Yannella, Greg Szewczyk, Tim Dickens and Emily Klode explore the legal and practical complexities associated with these

The European Parliament has approved a revised version of the EU Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA), which appears to be on a path to adoption by the EU later this year.  The AIA is the most comprehensive legislation in the world to address the risks associated with the use of artificial intelligence.  A final version of

On April 24, the Governor of Kansas signed into law Kansas Senate Bill 44, which enacts the Financial Institutions Information Security Act (the “Act”). The Act requires credit services organizations, mortgage companies, supervised lenders, money transmitters, trust companies, and technology-enabled fiduciary financial institutions to comply with the requirements of the GLBA’s Safeguards Rule, as

The State of Washington appears close to enacting a new law that regulates the privacy of consumer health information.   If passed, the new law – the My Health My Data Act (MHMDA) –would take effect March 31, 2024 and apply to non-governmental entities that collect, process, share, or sell health information that can be linked

The emergence of tools like ChatGPT has demonstrated the tremendous business potential for artificial intelligence.  At the same time, businesses need to be aware of the growing patchwork of laws and regulations in the U.S. and EU governing the development and use of AI.  In this webinar, Ballard Spahr privacy & data security lawyers

A Deep Dive Into FinCEN’s Latest Proposals Under the CTA

On December 16, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued a 54-page notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) regarding access by authorized recipients to beneficial ownership information (“BOI”) that will be reported to FinCEN under the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”).  The CTA requires covered entities –