Background

With the implementation of the Consumer Data Right (CDR) in the banking sector (known as ‘Open Banking’) well under way, the release of draft amendments to the CDR rules for the energy sector, and the continuing development of the framework for implementing the CDR in the telecommunications sector,
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A jet aircraft for the mind

Of the many stories about Steve Jobs at Apple, one that resonates with the authors is his early ‘80s description of computers as a ‘bicycle for the mind’. Jobs had seen a chart showing that many animals were much faster and more efficient moving
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Introduction

The UK Government-backed Jurisdiction Taskforce of LawtechUK (UKJT), chaired by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls, recently published its Digital Dispute Resolution Rules (the Rules), following consultation with legal and industry stakeholders.

The Rules, which can be incorporated into on-chain digital relationships and smart contracts, are designed to
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Since its inception 30 years ago, the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (CMA) has acted as the primary legislative sword and shield of the UK against a threatening, and ever-growing, cloud of cyber-enabled crime. It is no longer the case that those exploiting an organisation’s threat-vectors exist in dark basements wearing
Continue Reading A Blunted Sword and a Chipped Shield: A call for development to the Computer Misuse Act 1990

In July 2019, the FCA announced that it was partnering with the Alan Turing Institute to explore transparency and “explainability” of AI in the financial services sector. On June 11th 2021, the Alan Turing Institute published their report on “AI in Financial Services“. This FCA commissioned report
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Integration and Integrity

It would take a particular type of pessimist to embark on a new project expecting it to fail completely – but a truly foolish level of optimism not to even consider the possibility of problems, and make sensible provision for how to handle them.

The complexity of
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The US Senate on Tuesday, June 8, approved the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, comprehensive technology policy and funding legislation aimed at combating the growing influence of China in critical technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum science while ensuring American leadership in setting international technological standards.
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In March this year, DLA Piper published an article on Project Gigabit – the UK Government’s recently released plan to support nationwide coverage of gigabit-capable broadband throughout the UK. In our article we noted that the approach to the subsidy would be a procurement-led model, whereby prospective fibre operators bid
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If I could tell you how you could make your AI system do nearly ten times as much work on the same hardware, would that be worth something to you, eh…?

Transformers – more than meets the eye

So how can we make our AI ten times more efficient? Well,
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By: Nathan BushQiang Li | Ray Xu

On June 10, 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) adopted the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law of the PRC, which dramatically expands the potential regulatory penalties and civil liabilities for foreign persons acting contrary to Chinese national interests.
Continue Reading Examining potential implications of China’s new Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law