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

UK House of Lords AI Report: No Room for Complacency

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

UK government publishes details of digital regulation to combat ‘Online Harms’

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

Digital Markets Act: EC publishes details of proposed competition rules for ‘gatekeeper’ digital platforms

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

The Digital Services Act package is here

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

New EU Cybersecurity Strategy: European Commission Accelerates Push for EU to Lead in Cybersecurity Regulation

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

Consortia for digital innovation: building new business models

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