Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Laws (LLM)



First Advisor

Michael S. Mireles


This study explores the implications of artificial intelligence innovation on privacy, data protection regulations, and other related laws. With the spread of data endangering privacy, it is a difficult task to protect the “right to be let alone,” considered as an individuals’ liberty and a fundamental right. This research has shown that at the same time, the use of personal information by artificial intelligence can impact an individual’s privacy. Artificial intelligence also brings conjecturable, incredible, and useful innovation that benefits humans. The analysis of the enacted laws in the European Union, China, and the United States on data protection regulations demonstrates that the laws are not sufficient to prevent the challenges raised by artificial intelligence. This thesis discusses the great importance of the subject matter to society, the several impacts it can foment and the lack of regulations to avoid the outcome


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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

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