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Using AI to surveil workers, share information, blacklist rivals runs risk of violating US antitrust law, DOJ economist says

By Serafina Smith and Khushita Vasant
  • 17 Nov 2023 00:19
  • 17 Nov 2023 00:29
Using artificial intelligence to surveil workers and share information or blacklist competitors in a market can be “problematic” and potentially violate US antitrust laws, an economist at the Department of Justice warned today.
Ioana Marinescu, principal economist at the DOJ’s antitrust division, said that AI could be used to surveil

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Serafina Smith


Serafina Smith covers mergers and acquisitions for MLex from New York. Before becoming a journalist, Serafina was a paralegal supporting the United States Department of Justice, where she worked on foreign bribery and money laundering cases. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Georgetown University.

Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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