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Cryptoassets, distributed ledger technology and smart contracts - information on the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce consultation

Many uncertainties still exist around cryptoassets, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and smart contracts. It is unclear to what extent they can be relied upon in English private law and how English law interacts with them. In an attempt to clarify the...

Understanding robots and the governance of automated technology

In a recent speech on the governance of artificial intelligence (AI) in financial institutions James Proudman, Executive Director of UK Deposit Takers Supervision at the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) highlighted what the boards of financial...

59 charities issued with regulatory notices and referred to the ICO by the Fundraising Regulator

The Fundraising Regulator has issued 59 UK charities with regulatory notices, as well as reporting matters to the ICO and the Charity Commission. You can view a full list of the charities that have breached the Code of Fundraising Practice here . A...

Is there a right and a wrong way to use your customers' biometric data?

It stands to reason that organisations invest time and money in seeking out the best and most effective technologies for managing customer contact and, in particular, identification and authentication.  HMRC, for example - not known for its advanced or...

We're heading to Venturefest Oxford 2019

Hot on the tail of our announcement that we’ve partnered with Prodrive Ventures to launch The RAPID Challenge - a new competition aimed specifically at entrepreneurs and start-ups developing innovative physical products - we’re looking...

Commercial contracts - Preparing for a no-deal Brexit future

With the Prime Minister seemingly determined to take the UK out of the EU without a deal, the threat/promise of a no-deal Brexit is looking increasingly likely to become a reality on 31 October. The commercial and economic implications of a no-deal...

Latest news relating to UK collective actions

Over the last few months we have written about the increased chance of class actions relating to data breaches. You can read this in GDPR - one year on and GDPR - waiting for the flood . But how likely is this in a wider technology (and, in particular,...

Adtech sector comes under increasing ICO pressure

In 2018 the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) reported that 21% of GDPR-related complaints concerned marketing activities in the broad sense. Specifically this has renewed focus on use of cookies and the requirement for “clear, affirmed,...

What can we learn from GDPR fines?

In the last week there have been two significant fines signalled by the ICO under the GDPR. A complete list of fines issued under GDPR, since its introduction in May 2018, can be seen here .  Now we are a whole year on from its introduction what have...

Marriott facing nearly £100m over GDPR breach

Less than a day after the technology world was shocked to see British Airways face a potential £183m fine for a data breach, the ICO has issued a notice of its intention to  impose a £99.2m fine on international hotel group Marriott after...
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