New UK Cyber Strategy promotes ‘whole-of-society’ approach.
We’d been promised the UK’s new National Cyber Strategy in Q4 2021 and yesterday (15th December), just before the Christmas break, it arrived. It replaces the current strategy, and follows publication of the Government’s Integrated Review earlier... Read more
Key data privacy developments in 2021 and what to expect in 2022.
As another eventful year closes, data privacy developments have continued apace and there is more to expect to in 2022. In the UK for example, we await further clarity around the practical implementation of the rules on international transfers. We... Read more
Cyber Essentials update for 2022.
On 24 January 2022, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) will introduce the biggest update to Cyber Essentials’ technical controls since its launch in 2014. Cyber Essentials is the simple, government-backed, cyber certification scheme that... Read more
New AI assurance roadmap published – is this the route to safe AI?
The UK government’s expert body for AI (the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation or CDEI) has published “the world’s first roadmap to catalyse development of an AI assurance ecyosystem.” The roadmap was identified as a key action in the recent AI... Read more
UK Law Commission confirms flexibility of the common law to accommodate smart legal contracts.
Last week, the UK Law Commission (the "Commission") published its much anticipated advice to the Government on the application of the legal framework in England and Wales to support the use of smart contract technology. While there continue to be... Read more
A groundbreaking change for the internet of things?
The UK Government has published new “groundbreaking” rules to protect our smart devices from an increased cyber threat, including large fines for non-compliance. From the smart TVs that many of us have in our homes, to egg trays that tell you when... Read more
A tale of two fines…lessons from the ICO actions against the Cabinet Office and Clearview AI.
Uh oh. That field was supposed to be deleted, not just hidden…. It is a very easy mistake to make particularly when a number of people are working in the same spreadsheet, against a deadline and using a new IT system. However, this error happened... Read more