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European Union – A proposal for the Regulation of AI offers the first structured approach to regulating AI systems

Nigel Parker

On 21 April 2021, the European Commission published its Proposal for a Regulation on a European approach for Artificial Intelligence (the draft AI Regulation). The press release can be found here. The proposal differs substantially from the draft version that was leaked last week. Risk-based approach The draft AI Regulation follows a risk-based approach, differentiating Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Domain names, online fraud and UDRP proceedings

Andrea Leonelli

The pandemic has accelerated society’s reliance on online services and businesses depend more heavily than ever on their domain names to provide a safe destination for their customers. This mass shift to the web has resulted in a marked increase in online fraud. One of the types of fraud perpetrated online is domain name fraud, Read More

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