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How will the U.S. Elections impact AI Regulations?

What’s common between the Democrats and Republicans besides contesting for U.S. elections? The answer is both parties agree on guard railing AI!  2024 will be known for the global election marathon. AI is fueling the divide among the voters, and threat actors are weaponizing GenAI to spread misinformation. Amid the ongoing AI fever, what are… Continue reading How will the U.S. Elections impact AI Regulations?

TikTok Ban in the U.S.: Important Takeaways

For GenZs, TikTok is where the newest trends are set. Lately, the social media app has been trending, and the buzz has been about declaring whether it threatens user privacy and national security in the U.S.    In this blog, we will discuss the reasons for the national security probe against TikTok, its legendary rise as… Continue reading TikTok Ban in the U.S.: Important Takeaways

Greenwashing, U.S. Elections, & Anti-ESG Movement: What’s Brewing in 2024

Events on the global regulatory front in 2023 turned environmental, social, and governance (ESG) into a serious boardroom agenda.  Concurrently, there are businesses playing along the sustainability lines by wrongfully claiming and marketing their products and practices as ‘sustainable’ and ‘eco-friendly’. The practice of misleading consumers with a make-believe sustainability posture to drive profits is… Continue reading Greenwashing, U.S. Elections, & Anti-ESG Movement: What’s Brewing in 2024

The Good & the Nasty: Influence of AI in Politics & 2024 U.S. Elections

Technologies have always had an impact on political campaigns. At the turn of the 21st century, the use of the Internet for broader reach and cost-effective campaigns opened doors to marketing on social media and digital platforms. The new-age tools of information sharing empower voters and audiences with an independent voice and political viewpoints to… Continue reading The Good & the Nasty: Influence of AI in Politics & 2024 U.S. Elections

Understanding ESG Materiality & its Importance in Sustainability Reporting

In a recent PwC survey, 76% of consumers said they would cease associating with brands and companies that treat employees, communities, and the environment poorly. Growing consumer awareness of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) components demands more actions towards ESG materiality assessments from businesses. ESG materiality assessments are iterative and unique to every business and… Continue reading Understanding ESG Materiality & its Importance in Sustainability Reporting

FTC Rules Protect Against GenAI-led Impersonations: Rule Finalizes to Protect Businesses, and Government from Scams

February 15, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized the rules to address AI-enabled impersonation scams to protect consumers, government, and business entities.    Generative AI (GenAI) adoption spiked in 2022 with the release of OpenAI’s large language model (LLM)-based tool. The tool’s popularity and widespread adoption across businesses replaced many white-collar positions with AI,… Continue reading FTC Rules Protect Against GenAI-led Impersonations: Rule Finalizes to Protect Businesses, and Government from Scams

U.S. Data Privacy Laws 101

The consumer data collection process is saturated with ethical and legal complexities. Yet, firms cannot get enough of this ‘digital fuel’ for their business and marketing initiatives. With new technologies and methods of personal data collection, consumer literacy about data privacy rights and risks challenges the so-called privacy paradox—consumers care about privacy but fail to… Continue reading U.S. Data Privacy Laws 101

Final Rule Announced for SEC Climate-related Disclosures: What’s New in 2024

The world economy has reached a fair turning point after several long-drawn discussions about the impact of climate-related risks on investments. Recently, in the first week of March, the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a final rule to enhance and standardize climate-related disclosure for investors. The new amendments to the SEC climate-related disclosure rule… Continue reading Final Rule Announced for SEC Climate-related Disclosures: What’s New in 2024

Unraveling GDPR: GDPR Compliance Checklist for U.S. Companies (Part 2)

As businesses rapidly turn digital, it is incredibly easier to interact globally and engage using customers’ data. GDPR’s data privacy regulations serve as the ultimate guardrail for U.S. businesses involved in trans-Atlantic data transfers and the data processing and monitoring activities of its EU and EEA customers. However, the learning curve is not steep. Almost… Continue reading Unraveling GDPR: GDPR Compliance Checklist for U.S. Companies (Part 2)