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Analysing data protection laws on creation and sharing of deepfakes

Published on: 02 November 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Analysing data protection laws on creation and sharing of deepfakes
  • What is the relevance of UK data protection law to the creation or sharing of deepfakes? Is a deepfake likely to be personal data?
  • To what extent is UK data protection law likely to provide actionable remedies in practice for those that are the victims of malicious or misleading deepfakes?
  • Are there any grey areas?
  • What official guidance is available (eg from the EDPB or ICO) regarding these issues?

Article summary

TMT analysis: Judit Garrido-Fontova, associate at Kemp Little, discusses the data protection law in relation to the creation and sharing of deepfakes, what remedies are available, and considers guidance provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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