Reilly Quoted in Cybersecurity Law Report on Utah’s AI Policy Act

Examining Utah’s Pioneering State AI Law
– Cybersecurity Law Report

Manatt Privacy and Data Security Partner Brandon Reilly was quoted in Cybersecurity Law Report on Utah’s newly enacted generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) law, which seeks to hold companies accountable for AI-based communications and establishes the first state AI office. 

Utah’s AI Policy Act, focused on regulating the use of Gen AI in customer communications, “is quite straightforward and relatively easy for the average person to understand, so it may be easily replicable across state houses,” Reilly said. He added that this law efficiently promotes accountable AI because companies can quickly comply and improve consumers’ knowledge at the same time. He also highlighted how generally, “there is a bit of a battle of definitions going on to frame the regulatory scope for AI,” noting that the Act’s definition of Gen AI “is a good reference point,” even where the law does not apply. 

As part of its regulatory push, Utah also established the first state AI office, which is an “exciting compromise between the desire to regulate groundbreaking technology and to foster its innovation,” and the construct may appeal to other states, Reilly added.  

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