On October 30, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it is sending nearly $100 million in refunds to consumers who were harmed as a result of internet phone service provider Vonage’s alleged use of dark patterns and other obstacles that made it difficult for users to cancel their service.
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On October 30, 2023, the G7 leaders announced they had reached agreement on a set of International Guiding Principles on Artificial Intelligence and a voluntary Code of Conduct for AI developers, pursuant to the Hiroshima AI Process.
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On April 25, 2023, officials from the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a Joint Statement on Enforcement Efforts against Discrimination and Bias in Automated Systems, also sometimes referred to as “artificial intelligence.”
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On April 4, 2023, the data protection regulator of the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office, issued a fine of a £12.7 million to TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited and TikTok Inc for a number of breaches of UK data protection law, including failing to use children’s personal data lawfully.
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