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Brazil data regulator bans Meta from mining data to train AI models


Brazil's data protection authority has banned Meta from using Brazilian data to train artificial intelligence models. The decision aims to protect citizens' fundamental rights and considers Meta's method as a risk of serious damage. The agency highlighted the lack of clear information on consequences of data usage for AI. Meta's response emphasized disappointment and a belief that their practices comply with Brazilian laws.

  • Meta is the parent company of Instagram and Facebook
  • Facebook has about 102 million active users in Brazil
  • There's no national law for online privacy in the U.S.
  • The daily fine for non-compliance is 50,000 reais ($8,820)
  • AI systems use data for features like generative AI