We summarize the potential impact that the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation will have on the routine use of machine learning algorithms. Slated to take effect as law across the EU in 2018, it will restrict automated individual decision-making (that is, algorithms that make decisions based on user-level predictors) which “significantly affect” users.
The OpenID Foundation, which develops and promotes standards for internet-based identity, last week introduced an initiative called Fast Federation. The idea is to craft sets of directions to explicitly walk enterprises, identity providers (IdP), and developers through steps to build federation into their identity infrastructure and cloud-based or mobile apps.
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