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What does Brexit mean for GDPR?

What does Brexit mean for GDPR? The UK is all set to leave the EU on Friday 31 January at 11pm.  So, does this mean that all your painstaking work getting your internal processes and procedures GDPR compliant, training your staff on data protection and updating your Privacy Policies was all for nothing?  The answer,...
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Legal statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts

Legal statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts A landmark statement issued on Monday 18th November 2019, by the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce of the Lawtech Delivery Panel, has concluded that cryptoassets can be recognised as tradable property, and smart contracts constitute enforceable agreements under English Law. The statement brings much desired legal certainty and clarifies the...
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An immersive and addictive insight into loot box regulation – Gaming or Gambling?

An immersive and addictive insight into loot box regulation – Gaming or Gambling? Alongside gaming in general, the Esports industry has grown exponentially in recent years. It's not unusual for titles like Epic Games' Fortnite to rake in billions in annual revenue, and there are also reports of some Esport tournaments drawing more viewers than...
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Technology and Access to Justice

Technology and Access to Justice In September, The Law Society published its ‘Technology, Access to Justice and the Rule of Law’ report. The report outlines the findings of their research into technology and its ability to improve access to justice. Based on an assessment of 50 initiatives, qualitative interviews and an academic literature review, it...
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The implications of Brexit on personal data flows and GDPR

The implications of Brexit on personal data flows and GDPR Data protection and data flows between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Economic Area (EEA) will be impacted by Brexit. The uncertainty surrounding the UK's method of withdrawal from the European Union (EU) means that businesses maintaining personal data flows between the jurisdictions must...
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Facing the Future: New Developments in Digital Processing of Personal Data

Facing the Future: New Developments in Digital Processing of Personal Data Digital innovation and public trust go hand in hand. The success of digital innovation is reliant on consumers trusting organisations with their personal data. The law must progress at pace in order to preserve public trust whilst also facilitating digital evolution. The emergence of...
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Tech Nation event – UK Tech on the Global Stage Report 2019

Tech Nation event – UK Tech on the Global Stage Report 2019 On Wednesday 17th July, we attended an event at Tramshed Tech in Cardiff, showcasing Tech Nation's 2019 report "UK Tech on the Global Stage". Tech Nation provides help and support to tech entrepreneurs across the UK through various initiatives such as growth programmes,...
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FCA closes in on UK crypto regulation clarity

FCA closes in on UK crypto regulation clarity The UK is close to producing its much awaited guidance on the regulatory treatment of crypto assets which use distributed ledger technology. The UK’s regulatory watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) intends to publish a policy statement in a matter of weeks outlining its final guidance. This...
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Stamping out unfair practices in telecoms and TV

Stamping out unfair practices in telecoms and TV The UK's communications regulator, Ofcom, has published new guidelines for broadband, phone and pay-TV providers on stamping out unfair practices. Ofcom wants communications providers to do more to put fairness at the heart of their businesses. Part of the wide range of work Ofcom is doing under...
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Cybercrime and financial fraud: the new reality

Cybercrime and financial fraud: the new reality As banking environments become ever more digital, financial fraud and cybercrime are on the rise. The cyber threat affects businesses of all sizes and has far-reaching consequences, causing untold damage and financial disputes. As cyber-attacks are clearly growing in scale and complexity, join us at this free breakfast...
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