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
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In July 2019, the FCA announced that it was partnering with the Alan Turing Institute to explore transparency and “explainability” of AI in the financial services sector. On June 11th 2021, the Alan Turing Institute published their report on “AI in Financial Services“. This FCA commissioned report
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Integration and Integrity

It would take a particular type of pessimist to embark on a new project expecting it to fail completely – but a truly foolish level of optimism not to even consider the possibility of problems, and make sensible provision for how to handle them.

The complexity of
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The US Senate on Tuesday, June 8, approved the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, comprehensive technology policy and funding legislation aimed at combating the growing influence of China in critical technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum science while ensuring American leadership in setting international technological standards.
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In March this year, DLA Piper published an article on Project Gigabit – the UK Government’s recently released plan to support nationwide coverage of gigabit-capable broadband throughout the UK. In our article we noted that the approach to the subsidy would be a procurement-led model, whereby prospective fibre operators bid
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If I could tell you how you could make your AI system do nearly ten times as much work on the same hardware, would that be worth something to you, eh…?

Transformers – more than meets the eye

So how can we make our AI ten times more efficient? Well,
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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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