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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 video game developers, loot boxes provide an effective way to...

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...

Vestager statements provide insights into the EU’s future digital policies

By Francine Cunningham, Senior Public Affairs Manager (Brussels) Very different fates have befallen the candidates for the two most important digital...

Commissioner candidates prepare to be grilled on digital policy priorities

'Technological sovereignty' has become the new buzzword among digital movers and shakers in the EU institutions, as the Commissioner candidates who will oversee digital...

AI in Drug Development: Who’s the inventor?

AI technologies are being rapidly implemented into drug development pathways, and large pharmaceutical companies are collaborating with smaller technology groups and new start-ups to...

AI in the Developing World: a blessing or a curse?

Technological advancements in recent decades have seen developing countries leapfrog stages of growth; by-passing expensive infrastructure investment. Smart phones are a prime example of...

AI in the Courtroom

With the Estonian Ministry of Justice (EMOJ) planning to pilot an AI judicial system later this year, businesses and litigants in person may benefit...

Accountable AI – can the law reduce bias and increase transparency?

Governments are increasingly making use of AI tools to help with decision making, but they face a key challenge: ensuring fairness and maintaining public...

AI and Online Harms: what does the Government’s White Paper mean for the industry?

Earlier this month the Government released the much-anticipated Online Harms White Paper. Jointly authored by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Home...