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.
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Before we get to the death scene, let’s step back in time…

History tends to focus on the addition of new sources of power, such as water wheels and steam engines, as the transformative aspect of the Industrial Revolution. Arguably, separating the production of goods into distinct tasks,
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“Yeah, but have you seen the Amiga version?”

This part-question, part-taunt characterised many discussions of the latest game releases in the playground as I was growing up. In the UK, home computers rather than videogame consoles dominated. The kids with 8-bit systems like the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 464 and
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In the wake of several high-profile cybersecurity incidents, President Biden yesterday issued an “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.”

The Order sets forth new requirements for federal agencies and government service providers and addresses topics including updating government contracts to remove barriers to sharing threat information, modernizing federal government
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The media is brimming with articles on the rise of cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Whether it’s news on the rising value of Bitcoin, the acquisition of digital art for large amounts of money, the release of the latest Kings of Leon album as an NFT (non fungible token), or articles
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On 20 November 2020 the South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) published a draft declaration relating to crypto assets (including cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum). In terms of this draft declaration, crypto assets would be regarded as a ‘‘financial product‘‘ in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services
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IBM’s coming spinoff of its Global Technology Services division into a newly created, publicly traded company called Kyndryl is raising an array of concerns for the company’s existing clients.

Kyndryl, IBM says, will focus on client-owned infrastructures and offer “hosting and network services, services management, infrastructure modernization and migrating and
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The European Commission’s proposed approach to the Regulation of AI was published last week and could have profound implications for your technology enabled business and life. This is not a niche corner of regulation and will potentially have wide application on everything from smart products to social media platforms and
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In July 2018, the Government published its Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review examining the state of the UK telecoms market and its importance to the UK’s future economic growth. The review identified that operators face significant difficulties in providing electronic communications services to blocks of flats or apartment buildings, as they
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The eagerly awaited proposal for an Artificial Intelligence Act was finally published by the EU Commission following last week’s press leak of an outdated draft. The proposed Act introduces a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive legal framework for Artificial intelligence (125 pages), which has the ambition to harmonize existing laws in the internal
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