Considering the rise of the deepfake technology in the last few years, it is important for China to regulate the deepfake industry and its impact on the society. In addition, the regulation will not only benefit Chinese companies and consumers, but will also be a valuable policy framework for other countries to follow and adapt to.
Chinese desire to develop “social stability”
Developing a social stability plan that is not only feasible but also effective in promoting economic growth is a challenge for the Chinese government. In recent years, China has been undergoing rapid changes, and its citizens have been facing a number of social challenges, many of which are related to its fast-growing economy. Nonetheless, the country has found a way to address these challenges while remaining on a path to prosperity.
One of the most obvious problems in China is the lack of a well-funded and robust social safety net. It is estimated that 85 percent of the population is covered by some form of basic pension. This is a major concern because Chinese citizens rely on their children for old-age support. In addition, their health is at risk from the rise of chronic and non-communicable diseases. A more reliable social safety net could provide a much-needed boost to their overall health.
Another challenge that China is faced with is the rapid growth of income inequality. The disparity is not just between urban and rural areas. It also extends to the tertiary sector.
Privacy laws could create a policy framework for other nations to build on and adapt to
During the past year, China has announced a number of new data protection laws. This includes a comprehensive privacy law and two pieces of “cornerstone legislation.” These laws are designed to strengthen China’s efforts to protect personal data. Although some of these laws are designed to protect the national interest, others are intended to protect human rights.
The Personal Information Protection Law, which was passed on August 20, is the latest in a long series of privacy laws in China. It largely follows the global trend towards protecting the private interests of individuals. It lays out a general framework for personal information processing and provides a public interest litigation mechanism for personal information protection. The law also allows for exceptions for national security and public safety.
The Personal Information Protection Law is the first law in China to provide a private interest in personal information protection. It restricts the use of public data and requires notice-and-consent for all data collection.
California is first US state to criminalize the use of deepfake technology in political campaign promotion and advertising
AB 730, signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom in October, is the first US state to criminalize the use of deepfakes in political campaign promotion and advertising. The bill is a part of California’s ongoing efforts to regulate new applications. Its primary intent is to protect voters and public institutions from the spread of disinformation.
This law includes an exception for news coverage. However, it does not explain what would happen if the person who created the content revokes consent. It also could create liability for the person viewing the content.
The bill requires candidates, organizations, and political committees to adhere to the new disclosure requirements. These include requiring candidates to disclose when they have used manipulated image materials. It is possible that the new regulation will be challenged. The Electronic Frontier Foundation warned against the law.
Deep fakes are audio and video files manipulated by artificial intelligence. They are meant to elicit a response in the viewer. For example, they might make a candidate appear inflammatory. They are able to go viral online. They are a major threat to social stability, as well as national security. They are also a major source of reputational damage.
Impact of generative technologies on generated pornography
During the past year and a half, the quality of generative technology-generated imagery has soared. This means that unskilled individuals can produce high-quality deepfakes with just a few photos. This is likely to fuel the spread of fake videos, which are likely to be used as a form of revenge pornography.
The DMCA has been criticised for its lack of enforcement, as well as for its inability to trace back the sources of generated material. However, some governments are dabbling in VR technology to disrupt extremist groups, and some are using the technology to contact targeted individuals. These may include China, which has more control over the digital services in its country than others.
Chinese authorities have proposed a series of new regulations for deep synthesis technologies. These include regulating image enhancement, virtual scenes, and generated text. This is the most radical response to generative technologies. However, technical problems must be addressed before these rules can have any real impact.