In the Press
September 7, 2023

International Regulators' Unease With AI Data-Scraping Creates Gulf With US (

International privacy regulators are calling on social media giants to protect their users’ publicly available information from web-scraping, a common business practice in the United States, but one that in other jurisdictions could constitute a reportable data breach. Privacy regulators outlined an array of measures companies should take to mitigate risks, including cracking down on bots, limiting the number of times per day that an account can visit other account profiles, and dedicating in-house teams to monitor and respond to scraping activity. In an interview with, Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity partner Omer Tene, partner, said the statement reflects the attitude “that access to information, even if it’s publicly available, if it’s done at scale could lead to different harms.”