Zapproved: Dealing with Deepfakes


Extract from Zapproved’s article “Dealing with Deepfakes”

We are thrilled to present the following article by the esteemed Judge Bernice Donald and Ronald Hedges.

Advances in technology have created several new software tools that allow for the creation of fabricated content. These “deepfakes” may represent a social media phenomenon today, however, they will inevitably go beyond that status and become a feature in litigation, both civil and criminal.

The fact that deepfake content is falsified and artificially created means that victims of deepfakes will have difficulty claiming that there was a privacy violation. This article will consider how discovery of deepfakes may be conducted in litigation and then address “practical” issues such as admissibility of evidence about deepfakes and the role of experts.

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