Deconstructing Deepfake: Tracking Legal Implications and Challenges

  • Madhura Thombre
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  • Madhura Thombre

    Assistant Professor at School of Business and Law Navrachana University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

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Technological developments have touched every corner of our life and has provided us with countless opportunities. Changing technology is influencing the structure of legal ecosystem and being a double-edged sword; it comes with several potential threats. Advances in the field of artificial intelligence have made generation of fake videos, images quite easy. Deepfake use a form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to allow users to manipulate images, videos, audios and even allowing them to create footage of events which never happened in reality. The technology has several benefits in the fields of entertainment, filmmaking, media, marketing, health and so on. However, it also comes with certain risks. Malicious use of deepfake could stifle its valuable utilities. It has a potential to completely alter the cybersecurity landscape by bringing in the risks ranging from privacy violation, abuse, defamation to breach of public peace, election manipulation ultimately threatening the national & international safety and order. The article is an attempt to take an overview of deepfake technology along with its legal implications and associated risks


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 2267 - 2274


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