29 Nov 2022

The Lens Newsletter - November 2022

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

EU expands scope of its cyber rules as NIS 2 agreed.

The EU has agreed changes to its cybersecurity rules. On 22 November 2022, the “NIS 2 Directive” received approval from the European Parliament. Yesterday, the text was also adopted by the Council of the EU, clearing the path for this to become... Read more.

The proof is in the (crypto) pudding: is Proof of Reserves a solution to crypto’s trust problem?

In any normal week, reports that nearly half a billion dollars in cryptoassets had been stolen from a cryptocurrency exchange would be major news. Unfortunately for FTX, which has been having anything but a normal week, the reported hack is barely... Read more.

ICO publishes tips on how to improve your use of AI. 

The ICO has published new AI guidance, setting out its top tips on how to use AI and personal data appropriately and lawfully. It can improve how your organisation handles AI and personal data. It is also intended to help regulators understand how... Read more.

ICO publishes new set of international data transfers guidance.

Today, the ICO has published a suite of new international transfers guidance, including its long awaited final guidance on ‘transfer risk assessments’ (TRA). The new guidance follows the ICO’s consultation on international data transfers during... Read more.

Hold On! There’s no Hold Up or Hold Out.

When can a Standard Essential Patent (SEP) owner obtain an injunction against an infringer? The Court of Appeal clarifies in Optis v Apple. The Court of Appeal has confirmed, in Optis v Apple, that once a UK SEP has been found valid, essential and... Read more.

ICO warns immature biometric technologies could discriminate, and organisations may be investigated.

The ICO has warned organisations to carefully assess the risks if considering using emotion analysis technologies as they will be investigated if they fail to act responsibly, posing risks to vulnerable people, or if they fail to meet ICO expectations... Read more.

G7 Publishes Compendium on Competition in Digital Markets.

Competition authorities from the G7, along with a number of guest authorities, have recently published a compendium on competition in digital markets. The compendium provides an overview of how different authorities are working to promote... Read more.


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Rob Sumroy
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Natalie Donovan
PSL Counsel and Head of Knowledge Tech and Digital at Slaughter and May