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Regulator finds its teeth: Australian supermarket giant issued with record fine for spam breaches

Australian supermarket giant, Woolworths, was recently issued a record AUD$1,003,800 infringement notice by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), for multiple,...

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: UK company meetings and filings

On 25 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) received Royal Assent and it now forms part...

UK: First arrests made in connection with alleged Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme fraud

It was reported on Friday 10 July 2020 that two men were arrested in North London in connection with fraudulent applications...

Cyber Security Update: COVID-19

On the 8th April 2020, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre issued a joint advisory note along with the US CISA...

‘Infodemic’ puts social media platforms under heightened regulatory scrutiny

Hoaxes about the supposed benefits of anti-inflammatory drugs, drinking chloroquine, taking vitamin C or eating garlic soup: these are just a few...

Blockchain and Smart Contracts in Retail

Blockchain has recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, but for many in the retail sector, it is still seen as "something for the...

Digital technologies in healthcare: the liability challenges

Digital technologies are increasingly transforming the way in which products are being made and services are being delivered. This is...

Gambling or Gaming? Australia’s regulatory position on loot boxes in video games

Anyone familiar with the video game industry will be familiar with ‘loot boxes’. For gamers, loot boxes can give them a competitive...

Apple Pay under Competition Law scrutiny

In October 2019, it was reported in the press that DG COMP had opened a competition law investigation against Apple in relation...

Largest fine for spam paid to Australian regulator

Australia's number two carrier, Optus, has paid a $504,000 infringement notice after being found by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to have committed...

Report from Data Business Congress – Part 1

Held over two days in San Jose, California the inaugural Data Business Congress provided a fascinating insight into the opportunities and challenges...

TOWARDS MORE RESPONSIBLE AI

Jonathan Ebsworth (TechDotPeople) & Roger Bickerstaff (Bird & Bird) Introduction On the evening of January...

Digital Services Tax

There has been a lot of debate recently at international, EU and national levels about how to tax global businesses to ensure...

Key themes of CES 2020

CES 2020 explores the latest innovations in Tech, AI, IoT, Robotics, Consumer Electronics and much more. More than buzzwords, CES 2020 is...

There’s more to blockchain than Bitcoin!

The volatile price fluctuations of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether have attracted huge media and business interest in blockchain technologies.  But...

Cyber update: what will Brexit mean for NIS and Digital Service Providers?

As the UK moves glacially towards some form of Brexit, attention shifts towards EU cyber security regulations and the potential impact of...

Fintech under increasing scrutiny in push towards achieving EU ‘technological sovereignty’

"Technological sovereignty" is the buzzword of the incoming European College of Commissioners, where Fintech looks set to be the subject of increasing regulatory scrutiny....

A Light Touch Regulatory Framework for AI

Background As the use of Tech becomes more central to our everyday lives the potential need for regulatory controls...

When AI systems cause harm: the application of civil and criminal liability

By Ben Hughes and Russell Williamson "Good morning, Dave." It's fairly safe to say that, in...

Tech industry leader Thierry Breton set to be grilled by MEPs for new role...

The world of business and digital policy making is expected to come together on 14 November to watch the European Parliament Hearings...