28 Apr 2022

The Lens Newsletter - April 2022

A selection of our latest blogs on all things digital from our experts and thought leaders here at Slaughter and May.

Royal Mail and Reed Online pay the price for unsolicited direct marketing emails.

The two latest fines issued by the ICO to Royal Mail and Reed Online for breaches of the direct marketing rules contained in PECR reflect the no-nonsense approach of the regulator to contraventions of the legislation, with one-off mistakes caused... Read more

Automated Vehicles Come One Step Closer.

Whether considering how to reduce product delivery costs, reconfigure insurance models or improve associated technologies such as AI software and 5G and satellite networks, businesses are gearing up for the day when automated vehicles (“AVs”) are... Read more

Google responds to CNIL Cookie Fine – ‘Reject All’ now on equal footing.

Google has announced the completion of “a full redesign” of its cookie consent practices and the “infrastructure” it uses to handle cookies. Under this new practice, users of Google search and YouTube in Europe will see a new cookie consent... Read more

Private copying on the cloud? Fair compensation still payable but practical questions remain.

On 24 March 2022, the Court of Justice of the EU handed down its decision in the snappily-named case Austro-Mechana Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung mechanisch-musikalischer Urheberrechte Gesellschaft mbH v Strato AG (Case C‑433/20 ). The CJEU was... Read more

Latest Government Cyber Breaches Survey published.

On Wednesday 30 March, the Government published its 2022 Cyber Security Breaches Survey. The survey, which is now in its seventh year, informs government policy on cyber security and can help organisations learn more about what their competitors... Read more

Key themes for 2022: an interview with tech partner Laura Houston.

I recently interviewed Laura Houston, a partner in our tech group, about the key themes she is currently discussing with clients in the tech and data space. The interview was for Tech Nation, the UK Government funded growth platform we are... Read more

Risky Business - PRA sets out expectations on firms engaging in cryptoasset activities.

Last week the PRA published a letter directed to the CEOs of banks and PRA-designated investment firms regarding their exposures to cryptoassets. This was one of a number of publications released at the same time and which included: the Financial... Read more

To see all of our recent blogs, visit The Lens.

Contact Information
Rob Sumroy
Partner at Slaughter and May
Duncan Blaikie
Partner at Slaughter and May
Natalie Donovan
PSL Counsel at Slaughter and May