AI and alternative data (part I): Web-scraping legal and compliance considerations
In 2023, OpenAI’s ChatGPT became the second fastest-growing consumer application in history, reaching 100m monthly users in only two months. In the alternative data space, it seems like everyone is working towards building their own AI models or leveraging the technology for their own uses. Like most nascent technologies, it will take some time for solid legal and compliance norms to emerge around pertinent data collection, privacy and intellectual property issues. However, we are already seeing early signs of movement in the space, with cases being filed and regulatory attitudes starting to develop.