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A “Light Touch” Regulatory Framework for AI – Scrutinizing AI Solutions through the Lens...

Background In previous articles in this series on A Light Touch Regulatory Framework for AI we have argued for the need...

The FCA publishes its roadmap for 2021

After a year strongly marked by the unprecedented COVID-19 health and economic crisis, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") recently published its roadmap...

ACMA bites again: online retail giant Kogan receives AUD$310,800 fine for Spam breaches

A number of Australian businesses have been caught by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), for breach of the Spam Act...

Bird & Bird Space & Satellite Bulletin: January 2021

Bird & Bird’s international space and satellite activities sector group has published its latest International Space and Satellite Bulletin, which can be...

“Big Tech” under pressure – new Rules for Digital Platforms in the EU and...

At the end of 2020 both the EU and UK published ground-breaking proposals which threaten to revolutionise the governance of digital platforms....

Prospective Refinements to CCCS’ Competition Guidelines in 2021

Amid the disruptions caused by COVID-19, the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore is taking strides in 2021 to update its guidelines...

“Digitalisation Act” approved – Germany pioneering antitrust regulation of digital markets

On 14 January 2021, the German parliament approved the long discussed reform of German competition law which has now also been confirmed...

Dutch competition authority focuses supervision on algorithmic applications

On 10 December 2020, the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets ("ACM") published its position paper on the supervision of algorithmic applications...

Status and pain points in implementing the new telecoms code

The European Electronic Communications Code (the Code) came into force on 21 December 2020. Member States were due to adopt the Code...

Commission proposes to update NIS Directive only two years after implementation

Following criticism of both the scope and application of the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems, otherwise known as the...

Ten key points from new, global-first rulebook aimed at online platforms

Members of the European Parliament are vying to have a leadership role in shaping the EU's new rule book for online platforms,...

Shifting landscape in SEP FRAND litigation – 2021 will see hard fought disputes in...

The UK Supreme Court’s decision in Unwired Planet and the German Supreme Court’s decision in Sisvel v Haier have set off a...

A “Light Touch” Regulatory Framework for AI – Transparency at the Heart of AI...

Background The need for an ethical approach to the implementation of AI solutions has gained widespread acceptance in academic...

EU law meets state communications surveillance – what consequences for UK data protection adequacy?

In July 2020 the CJEU Schrems II judgment invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield under the provisions of EU data protection law governing...

AI in healthcare and life sciences: key considerations

Digital technology is changing the way in which we receive healthcare. Healthcare providers are increasingly looking to adopt digital technologies such as...

MEPs declare their ambitions and red lines for future digital regulation

By Francine Cunningham, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Bird & Bird LLP (Brussels) Eager to set the agenda for the...

Fintech – Opportunities and Risks during the Covid-19 crisis

Last year saw the FinTech market experience rapid growth both in the UK and internationally. However, the onset of the pandemic and...

Key insights from the leaked EU Data Governance Act

Leaked copy of the European Commission’s Data Governance Act reveals key insights into how the Commission will seek to implement its European...

The Code of Practice: Putting an end to fake news?

Disinformation and fake news has come under much scrutiny in the past couple of years, and the (voluntary) Code of Practice on...

Regulating Online Marketplaces – The Australian Position

Digitalisation has, without a doubt, revolutionised the way goods and services are being offered to, and procured by, consumers in an increasingly...