IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2024

Wednesday 3 April 2024
12:45 - 13:45
Washington DC
The Bailiwick's Data Protection Commissioner, Brent Homan, will be moderating a panel on 'A global action to elevate safeguards against data scraping'. 

Whether it represents the mass scraping of billions of facial images or scraping of publicly accessible information to drive artificial intelligence, data scraping has become a global risk of increasing frequency.

On 23 August 2023, 12 data protection authorities from the Global Privacy Assembly issued a joint statement on data scraping that called upon social media companies to ensure elevated safeguards for their customers’ personal information, which they are entrusted to protect.

This panel will outline regulator safeguard expectations to protect against unlawful data scraping, including key takeaways from the joint statement and other independent enforcement initiatives. It will highlight commitments and perspectives of social media companies on this initiative and underscore the benefits of less formal enforcement collaboration actions, such as this initiative, in promoting global compliance.