Focusing on the latest digital trends and risks and developments in the field of data protection, privacy, information and cyber law.

Project ExplAIn-an interim view and the challenges of explanations

Emma Keeling

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) and Alan Turing Institute (the national institute for data science and AI, the Turing) have, in the first week of June, published their interim report (the Report) into Project ExplAIn. What is Project ExplAIn? As national and international institutions and organisations endeavour to publish AI guidelines and recommendations Read More

AI principles and practice: The OECD recommendation continues a theme

Emma Keeling

At the end of May, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries achieved a first – signing up to a Recommendation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) (the Recommendation) that, it is hoped, will promote innovative and trustworthy AI, respecting human rights and democratic values.  With that aim, the Recommendation sets out five broadly Read More

Furman report on unlocking digital competition

Antonio Bavasso

On 13 March the UK Government published a report by an expert panel established by the Chancellor and led by Harvard economist and former White House economic adviser, Jason Furman, on reforms to competition rules and regulation in the digital sector: “Unlocking digital competition”. Executive summary The report was commissioned in the context of global Read More

Adtech tête-à-tête

Karishma Brahmbhatt

Since the dawn of the GDPR-era almost ten months ago, the Adtech industry has found itself the privacy equivalent of Pantone’s Color of the year. During their relatively short stint under the GDPR microscope, adtech players have already seen: 1. Web and cross-device tracking for marketing making its way onto the ICO’s priority-list for 2018-2019; Read More

Will the Post Brexit UK be an “Adequate” Destination for EU Data?

David Smith

For the moment everyone’s attention is on whether the UK will crash out of the EU on 29 March or whether a last minute transitional deal will be agreed. There could even be a delay to Brexit but sooner or later the question will arise as to whether a post Brexit UK can satisfy the Read More

EDPB adopts an opinion on the GDPR and Clinical Trials Regulation –clarifying the basis for processing personal data in a clinical trial context

Emma Keeling

On the 23 January 2019, the European Data Protection Board (the EDPB) adopted an opinion on the interplay between the EU Clinical Trials Regulation (536/2014) (the CTR) and the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (the GDPR) (the Opinion). The Opinion aims to provide greater certainty for those conducting clinical trials, clarifying: • the distinction between Read More