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...

Using electronic signatures to avoid meetings and in-person signings

This article briefly considers how electronic signatures may be used for contracts governed by English law, at a time when signatories may...

Drafting IT contracts in a COVID-19 environment

So, you are sat at your home desk (or kitchen table or ironing board!) and you need to draft a contract for...

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...