It is quite common to find wording in commercial contracts that seeks to “water down” an absolute requirement to do something to a qualified level of effort, with phrases such as ‘reasonable endeavours’ or ‘best efforts’ all too familiar to those negotiating contracts. It is, of course, important to understandContinue Reading Navigating Contractual Commitment: Unveiling Effort Levels and Qualifying Phrases in Legal Obligations
As AI intersects into ever more areas of everyday life, legislators across the world are increasingly focused on ensuring that intersection does not become unwelcome intrusion. In recent months the EU has taken centre stage with the release of drafts of its proposed EU AI regulation (the “EU Regulation…Continue Reading AI-gatha Christie: What clues does the AI Policy Paper provide about the future for regulation of AI in the UK?
Following the publication of the Financial Services and Markets Bill (“FSM Bill”) on 20 July 2022, the Prudential Regulatory Authority (“PRA”), the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) and the Bank of England (“BoE”) (together, the “Supervisory Authorities”) on 21 July 2022 published their Discussion Paper P3/22 (the “DP”) that sets out…Continue Reading Operational resilience in the UK financial services sector: New requirements aimed at ‘critical third parties’ to be introduced
This month’s Digital Law Alert brings you a selection of tech law news from March 2022:
- Full text of the UK Online Safety Bill introduced to Parliament
- AI regulation: Recent developments
- UK/Singapore Digital Economy Agreement
- EU Digital Markets Act agreed by European Parliament
- Summary of responses to the UK’s Plan
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?
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
Welcome to the first edition of our new regular tech law newsletter, DLA Piper’s Digital Law Alert. Our inaugural edition features:
- Our top tech predictions for 2022
- Key tech and sourcing alerts at the start of 2022
What has 2022 got in store for tech?
- In 2022 the world will
Background: Initial Call for Views and UK Government Response
Earlier this year DLA Piper reported on the UK government’s response to its consultation on AI and potential amendments to existing intellectual property law. The initial call for views sought to gain insight into how individuals and organisations believe that AI…
Continue Reading UK consultation on treatment of AI in copyright and patents legislation