WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tom Quaadman, Executive Vice president for the U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC), issued the below statement following the submission of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the General Service Administration (GSA) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on the Administration’s ‘Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights.’
"Recent calls for the White House to mandate the AI Bill of Rights significantly undermine the United States' ability to compete globally. Not only did the Administration develop the AI Bill of Rights without adequate stakeholder involvement, but it also—by its own admission—explicitly defined this document as a white paper, not a U.S. government policy. Agencies implementing the AI Bill of Rights as policy disadvantages American companies and raises significant legal and practical issues.
"Since the release of the ‘Blueprint,’ the U.S. Chamber has filed six Freedom of Information Act requests—none of which have been adequately addressed. We are steadfast in our search for transparency into how the AI Bill of Rights was developed which is why we are now filing FOIA requests with the General Service Administration and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy regarding concerns about the use of the AI Bill of Rights for federal procurement purposes.
"We hope these requests provide the clarity necessary to determine how this ‘white paper’ is being used and ensure it does not get misinterpreted for a policy document."
The FOIA requests can be found here.