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Issued notice by Hessian data protection authority regarding cloud-based writing support

On 3 November 2022, the Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in the German state of Hessen issued a notice encouraging data processors and controllers to check the settings of web browsers using cloud-based writing support, including artificial intelligence tools. The Commissioner noted that such spell-checks could automatically transmit personal data to the browser manufacturer in violation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Scope

Policy Area
Data governance
Policy Instrument
Data protection regulation
Regulated Economic Activity
ML and AI development
Implementation Level
subnational
Government Branch
executive
Government Body
data protection authority

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2022-11-03
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On 3 November 2022, the Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in the German s…