FTC enhances investigative procedures to deal with AI-related lawbreaking

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the approval of a new streamlined process for investigating cases involving the unlawful use of artificial intelligence (AI), marking an increased focus on addressing potential legal violations related to AI applications.

The commission unanimously approved a measure to streamline FTC staff’s ability to issue civil investigative demands (CIDs), which are a form of compulsory process similar to a subpoena, in investigations relating to AI, while retaining the Commission’s authority to determine when CIDs are issued.

The FTC issues CIDs to obtain documents, information and testimony that advance FTC consumer protection and…

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