The Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (“DRCF”) has issued a call for views on the benefits and risks of algorithmic processing uncovered in their research and set out their plan of action for the coming year.

Over the past year, DLA Piper has covered a number of developments in the area
Continue Reading UK digital watchdogs take aim at algorithms and online technologies in their plans for future regulatory collaboration

The world is currently in a state of unprecedented data availability. Within the financial sector, and indeed every other sector, organisations have found themselves with an abundance of data and information that they can use to better navigate the changing face of commerce. In many ways, this is incredibly helpful.
Continue Reading Financial Conduct Authority issues call for input on AI, synthetic data, and financial services innovation

A plethora of high-profile examples in recent months have emphasised the damage that illegal and harmful online content can do, both at an individual and a societal level. Since becoming Collins Dictionary’s word of the year in 2017, “fake news” has been at the forefront of discussion, challenging the democratic
Continue Reading Online Safety Bill: What issues does the Bill pose for UK businesses operating online?

This year has seen several pieces of legislation, regulations, and other instruments, released by the UK Government under a broader package of measures to maintain and enhance the security of communications networks and services in the UK. This includes, among others, the Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021 (the “Security Act
Continue Reading Telecoms security: Draft Ofcom compliance guidance and resilience guidelines released for consultation

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2022, a report on ‘The Effects of Artificial Intelligence on the Working Lives of Women’ has been published by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific,
Continue Reading International Women’s Day 2022: IDB, OECD, and UNESCO Report on The Effects of Artificial Intelligence on the Working Lives of Women

In November 2021, DLA Piper reported on the new Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021 (the “Security Act”), which amends the existing telecoms security regime in place under the Communications Act 2003 (the “Communications Act”).

The Security Act establishes the overarching security obligations of telecoms providers, and provides
Continue Reading Draft Telecoms Security Regulations and Code of Practice released for consultation

For the past few years, the UK Government (the “Government”) has grown to acknowledge that the increasing prevalence of AI within the public and private sector has led to the inescapable impact of its behaviour on the UK public. In many cases, this has been met with favour,
Continue Reading AI, algorithms, and accountability: UK government announces world-leading pilot on algorithmic impact assessments in healthcare

On 12 January, the UK Government (the “Government”) announced that a new pilot initiative, as part of their wider National AI Strategy, would go ahead in pursuit of seeking to shape the way organisations and regulators develop technical standards for artificial intelligence (“AI”). The announcement
Continue Reading UK Government announces initiative to shape Global AI standards