Digital Transformation

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

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

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

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for an Artificial Intelligence Act was finally published by the EU Commission following last week’s press leak of an outdated draft.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
Continue Reading The world’s first Artificial Intelligence Act: Europe’s proposal to lead in human-centered AI

The European Commission has proposed a Regulation on a European approach for Artificial Intelligence (AI Act) as well as an updated Coordinated Plan on Artificial Intelligence on 21 April 2021. The Commissions stated intention of this approach is to guarantee the safety and fundamental rights of people and businesses, while strengthening Artificial Intelligence (AI) uptake, investment, and innovation across the European Union (EU). It is a continuation of the Commission’s European Strategy on AI, the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence’s Guidelines for Trustworthy AI, and the Commission’s White Paper on AI.  

This article details the impacts of the proposed AI Act on Legal Tech that utilizes AI.
Continue Reading Impacts of the EU’s AI Act on Legal Tech

By: Carol A. F. Umhoefer and Andrew Serwin

The Schrems II decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), rendered on  July 16, 2020, invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield and created new obligations, notably for businesses transferring personal data pursuant to standard contractual clauses (SCC). On November
Continue Reading Schrems II: European Data Protection Board issues recommendations on supplementary measures for transfers of personal data to the US

In the latest episode of DLA Piper’s Beyond the Curve podcast, Victoria Lee, co-chair of the firm’s global Technology sector, talks with Léo Murgel, VP, Legal and Corporate Affairs COO at Salesforce, about how technology such as the company’s Work.com platform can ease the transition as employees return to the
Continue Reading Beyond the Curve podcast: The role of technology in transitioning back to the office

By Patrick Van Eecke and Anne-Gabrielle Haie

From July 12, 2020 onwards, new European rules will oblige online platforms to take several additional measures, including reviewing their terms and conditions, establishing a data policy and creating a complaint handling system. The Platform to Business Regulation is directed towards companies that
Continue Reading Europe: New rules for the platform economy