On October 31, 2023, The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) announced two resolutions: the (i) Resolution on Artificial Intelligence and Employment (AI Employment Resolution); and (ii) Resolution on Generative Artificial Intelligence Systems (Generative AI Resolution), which it co-sponsored with fellow data protection and privacy authorities at the 45th Global Privacy Assembly.
The AI Employment Resolution addresses, among other things, the importance of implementing data protection and privacy principles in the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools for employment matters, including having an adequate legal basis for AI-related processing of personal data and ensuring that there is transparency and fairness built into the chosen processing approach. The resolution’s sponsoring members also committed to working with organizations to incorporate the considerations outlined in the AI Employment Resolution.
Similarly, the Generative AI Resolution addresses the need for generative AI to be developed and used responsibly with data protection and privacy principles in mind. This led the 45th Global Privacy Assembly to endorse the following data protection and privacy principles as core elements in the development, operation, and deployment of generative AI systems:
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