30 Jun 2022

The Lens Newsletter - June 2022

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

Rise of the machines? As the UKIPO publishes the results of its consultation on AI and IP, are we about to enter a new dawn?

The UKIPO has published its response to its consultation on AI and IP. Whilst the Government has decided not to make any changes to existing protection for computer-generated works or to UK patent legislation in respect of AI-devised inventions,... Read more

What we can expect in the Data Reform Bill: Government publishes consultation response on UK data protection law reform.

The government has published its response to the 2021 Data: a new direction consultation (which we discussed in our September blog), outlining which of the consultation’s proposals will be included in the forthcoming Data Reform Bill. Some of... Read more

UK financial regulators to oversee big cloud providers.

HM Treasury (HMT) has unveiled plans to introduce a new framework that would provide the UK financial regulators - the Bank of England, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Regulation Authority (FCA) - with powers of direct... Read more

UK promises 'light-touch, pro-growth regulatory regime' in new digital strategy.

On Monday, the UK Government published its long awaited digital strategy. It replaces the existing (2017) strategy and sets out plans for how the UK can “strengthen its position as a global science and tech superpower”. The UK is starting, the... Read more

Key takeaways from the ClimateTech Summit (part of London Tech Week).

During the hectic schedule of London Tech Week - the flagship annual tech event in the UK – we were lucky enough to attend the thought-provoking ClimateTech Summit on the second day of the conference. At the intersection of both our Sustainability... Read more

Do you know how to manage your cyber supply chain risk?

NCSC joins international partners to publish new supply chain guidance. As organisations continue to shore up their own cyber defences, cyber criminals are increasingly looking for other routes into their systems. High profile supply chain... Read more

On target: Court of Appeal finds Amazon did infringe Lifestyle Equities’ UK and EU trade marks.

The Court of Appeal has reversed the High Court’s decision in Lifestyle Equities v Amazon, finding that Amazon.com’s advertisements, offers for sale and sales of certain US branded goods to UK and EU customers did amount to use in the UK and the... Read more

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