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08 January 2021 Alex Shandro
Just before Christmas, the House of Lords Liaison Committee published a new report on Artificial Intelligence (AI): “AI in the UK: No Room for Complacency”. The report examines the progress made by the UK government in implementing the recommendations of the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence in their 2018 report entitled “AI in the UK: › Read More
07 January 2021 Maeve Hanna
On 15 December 2020, the UK government published its long-awaited proposals “to make the UK a safer place to be online” through its final response to the Online Harms White Paper. Proposing a new regulatory framework for online companies, it targets a wide range of illegal or harmful content affecting individual users. Committing to introducing › Read More
06 January 2021 Dominic Long
On 15 December the European Commission (EC) published its draft Digital Markets Act (DMA), which will introduce broad reforms to the application of EU competition law to ‘gatekeepers’ in the digital sector. The proposals set out in-principle criteria for companies that offer ‘core platform services’, which, if met, raise the rebuttable presumption that the company › Read More
04 January 2021 Frits Gerritzen
On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published its Digital Services Act package which proposes two pieces of legislation: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. This package will profoundly change the way companies offer and use digital services in the EU. It affects not just large online “gatekeeper” platforms but impacts the › Read More
23 December 2020 Thomas Declerck
On 16 December 2020, the European Commission launched the EU’s new Cybersecurity Strategy for the Digital Decade, seeking to bolster Europe’s cyber resilience and step up the EU’s leadership in cybersecurity regulation. The announcement could not have come at a better time, just days after a cyberattack against the European Medicines Agency exposed sensitive information › Read More
16 December 2020 Nigel Parker
In today’s digital economy, rather than doing it alone, many organisations are finding that collaboration is a faster route to driving innovation or building new business models. Alongside the more common arrangements for M&A, minority investing or strategic alliances, we are increasingly seeing a rise of consortia as a preferred route to bring together parties › Read More