On Friday 17 June 2022, Ofcom announced a new set of rules coming into force requiring customers of telecoms services (including broadband, mobile and landline services) to be provided with “short and simple” contract details when signing up to a new deal, and an expanded right to exit from their
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The European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) has published Guidelines 5/2022 on privacy issues in the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies.

Below are the most relevant points set out in the EDPB’s.

Facial recognition technology

Facial recognition represents one of the most innovative and revolutionary technological inventions
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In the UK, any person who wishes to operate an earth station gateway, or earth station terminals, as part of a NGSO satellite network must obtain a relevant earth station licence from Ofcom.

In December 2021, Ofcom introduced changes to its existing NGSO earth station licensing process.

As part of
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The evolution of payment methods in the metaverse and the new meta-economy are key concepts in understanding how tomorrow’s commerce will look: decentralized, secure, and fast. The metaverse is synonymous with innovation. And the biggest players in the market are already taking advantage of the new opportunities it offers.

The
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The recent enrolment of one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the special section of the so-called “Organismo degli Agenti e Mediatori” (OAM) in Italy is something that should not go unnoticed for at least two reasons: (i) first of all, we will observe for the first time how
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In the UK, Ofcom is responsible for, among other things, authorising and moderating use of radio spectrum. This is done through the granting of licences under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 or by making regulations exempting the use of particular equipment from the need to obtain such a licence. As
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The growth of the metaverse emphasizes the need to address the cybersecurity challenges posed by this new multimedia environment.

It is increasingly likely that the metaverse will be subject to cyberattacks that pose a real risk to both the companies that choose to be active in the metaverse and the
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Glimpsing blue whales in your tears

What’s the difference between a teardrop and an ocean? The question might seem ridiculous, but oceans and teardrops have more in common than might first seem the be the case. Both are largely composed of salty water, both have creatures living in them (tiny
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