Laws & Regulations

China seeks feedback on a draft for regulating online recommendations

According to Stanford’s DigiChina Cyber Policy Center, China seeks feedback on a draft for a policy that would regulate companies that use recommender systems. More details: https://digichina.stanford.edu/news/translation-internet-information-service-algorithmic-recommendation-management-provisions

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Should Recommender Systems Be Exempt From the Post-Tracking Age? [Martin Anderson@Unite.ai

As first-party data gathering becomes the new lodestar for marketers and data brokers, the increased attention on ‘closed’ data-gathering systems risks to drag one of machine learning‘s most fervent research sectors down into controversy and greater regulation. Actions taken by FAANG players and FOSS producers in the next 12-18 months are set to close down the culture of […]

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Big tech’s ‘blackbox’ [recommendation] algorithms face regulatory oversight under EU plans [Natasha Lomas @ TechCrunch]

The EU plans to require large tech firms to disclose how their algorithms work, including recommendations algorithms, reports Natasha Lomas from TechCrunch. In a speech today Commission EVP Margrethe Vestager suggested algorithmic accountability will be a key plank of the forthcoming legislative digital package — with draft rules incoming that will require platforms to explain how their […]

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