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The US finally ponders federal privacy laws; and the relationship between AI and restaurant reviews
29 July 2022 00:00
After years of inaction in the face of widespread calls for federal privacy legislation, US lawmakers have sprung into action, with a potentially game-changing bill springing forward in Congress. The thrilling ride may be a short one, but the American Data Privacy and Protection Act has cracked a nut that stymied progress in the past and if passed, would tackle some of the biggest, global privacy challenges on the horizon. But how will the proposed legislation interact with the myriad state-based privacy regimes established, largely, in response to federal inaction? Also on today’s podcast: a Japanese court slams restaurant-booking portal Tabelog for allowing its algorithms to mess with review-based rankings.
Japan court decision on ranking algorithm pushes digital-platform ball forward, ahead of antitrust regulator25 July 2022 05:06 by Toko SekiguchiJapanese court verdict on restaurant-review platform’s interference with its search-engine algorithm to alter its ranking results