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

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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