New AI rules: simplified data laws to help AI.
We have known for some time now that new AI regulation is on the horizon. To-date the focus has been on the EU’s plans, but this month the Government’s consultation on proposed changes to the UK’s data protection laws sets out some concrete... Read more
Rage against the machines?: (another) DABUS patent and AI update.
It was looking like a good summer for Dr Stephen Thaler, his AI machine DABUS and the international crusade to have DABUS considered as an inventor for patent registration. See Lens post here on recent summer time 'victories' in South Africa and... Read more
UK GDPR 2.0: DCMS launches public consultation on data protection reform.
On 10 September, Oliver Dowden (then Digital Secretary) announced a public consultation on reforms to the UK’s data protection regime . The consultation follows the publication of the Government’s National Data Strategy (discussed in our previous... Read more
An Epic judgment? The battle of Apple v Fortnite continues.
On 10 September, a US federal judge issued a ruling in the case of Epic Games v Apple. The case has been a high-profile challenge by Epic Games (makers of the popular video game, Fortnite) of Apple and the up-to 30% cut that Apple takes for... Read more
Has the cookie banner crumbled?
Tolerate them or hate them (I’m not sure many people love them), cookie banners have been a part of online life for a few years now. But could that all be coming to an end? Over the last few days Elizabeth Denham, the UK’s Information... Read more
The tables have turned: Lords committee inquiry into digital regulation.
On 7 September 2021 the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee launched an inquiry into the work of digital regulators in the UK. Background The inquiry follows the Committee's report published in March 2019, which found that... Read more
Triple Damage – Supreme Court rules on the right to claim LDs in Triple point case.
In a scenario most tech lawyers will dread, the Supreme Court recently scrutinised the drafting and construction of a liquidated damages clause, and the meaning of ‘negligence’ in a liability cap, in the case of Triple Point Technology, Inc v PTT... Read more
The Edge of Glory?: Will DABUS ‘success’ in South Africa and Australia be repeated in the UK?
Lady Gaga sings ‘I’m on the edge of glory and I'm hanging on a moment of truth’. Until now, the longstanding crusade to allow inventions generated by the AI machine DABUS to be patentable under existing national patent laws across different... Read more
Who is the weakest link? Cybersecurity in your supply chain.
With supply chain attacks on the rise, organisations should review the recommendations set out in a new ENISA report and monitor potential changes to the incident threshold levels for cloud providers and other digital service providers under the... Read more