In the UK, Ofcom is responsible for, among other things, authorising and moderating use of radio spectrum. This is done through the granting of licences under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 or by making regulations exempting the use of particular equipment from the need to obtain such a licence. As
Continue Reading Ofcom proceeds with implementing the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2022

The growth of the metaverse emphasizes the need to address the cybersecurity challenges posed by this new multimedia environment.

It is increasingly likely that the metaverse will be subject to cyberattacks that pose a real risk to both the companies that choose to be active in the metaverse and the
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Glimpsing blue whales in your tears

What’s the difference between a teardrop and an ocean? The question might seem ridiculous, but oceans and teardrops have more in common than might first seem the be the case. Both are largely composed of salty water, both have creatures living in them (tiny
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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has released a working paper on financial stability risks from cloud outsourcing, accessible here. Overall, it notes that cloud can increase resilience for financial services firms, but the paper is a timely reminder that a single outage could generate simultaneous
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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
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Separate to considering the legal terms and conditions that organisations ask consumer customers to sign up to, consumer experts and regulatory authorities are increasingly considering the impact of ‘online choice architecture’ (“OCA”), ie the design of websites, apps and devices that influence consumer behaviour and that leads a
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In parallel to the proposal for a Regulation on Artificial Intelligence,[1] the European Commission has also presented a proposal for the new Machinery Regulation 2021[2] (Machinery Regulation), that will replace the Machinery Directive currently in force (Directive 2006/42/EC).[3]

In the first part of our analysis (available here
Continue Reading The interplay between the new Machinery Regulation and Artificial Intelligence, IoT, cybersecurity and the human-machine relationship