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Legal Battle Over CA Children’s Online Privacy Law, States Enacting AI Laws & More

July 28, 2023 (1 min read)

Court Battle Over Children’s Online Privacy Law Begins in CA

Hearings began last week in a legal challenge to California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code law, which is aimed at protecting children’s online privacy. The lawsuit, brought by tech industry group NetChoice, alleges the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause. (PLURIBUS NEWS)

State Lawmakers Making Headway on AI

At least a dozen states have enacted legislation this year dealing with artificial intelligence. The measures include enactments in Connecticut (SB 1103) addressing the use of AI by state agencies and in Maryland (HB 622) establishing a grant program for “industry 4.0” technology. (NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES)

CA AG Investigating Tesla

The California attorney general’s office is investigating complaints from Tesla customers about safety issues and false advertising associated with the company’s Autopilot self-driving system. The complaints include the system’s susceptibility to sudden, automatic breaking for no apparent reason, or “phantom breaking,” exposing drivers to rear-end collisions. (CNBC)

—Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK

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