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Data & Privacy Matters: EP5 Legal Updates - May 2024


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In this fifth episode from Fieldfisher's Data & Privacy Matters podcast, Nuria Pastor and Sophia Steiger round up the key data and privacy news that has caught their attention throughout May 2024.


First up, they look at legislative updates governing Artificial Intelligence in both the EU and USA. On 21 May, the Council of the EU approved the EU AI Act meaning we are very close to the first global significant piece of AI legislation entering into force. Colorado has also passed a landmark AI bill taking a similar risk-based approach to the EU AI Act.

The episode then looks at recent developments from regulators, following the EDPB's opinion on facial recognition technology to streamline airport passengers' flow to the ICO's strategic approach to regulating AI. Data scraping updates are covered, as the EDPB offers a report from their ChatGPT's taskforce and the Dutch DPA issues guidance on data scraping, stating that it is "almost always illegal".

Last but not least, the recent headlines covering public sector data breaches in the UK are covered, as the Ministry of Defence's payroll system suffered a data breach and the ICO announced their plans to fine the Police Service of Northern Ireland. And we had to cover the update from Finland as the hacker behind the historic Vastaamo hacking case is sentenced.

With the volume of continuous developments in the data and privacy ecosystem, it can be hard to stay on top of the key news stories. This is a must-listen podcast to catch up on notable data and privacy news in the past month and consider what your business or organisation needs to be doing in response.

Sources of the news discussed:

Legislative updates:


ICO updates:

NIST's AI RMF Generative Profile

Data Breaches:

Dutch DPA Scraping Guidance

ICO Enforcement

Areas of Expertise

Data and Privacy