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.
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The Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC), the telecommunications regulator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), issued a revised version 3 of its Cloud Computing Regulatory Framework (CCRF v3), which came into effect on 18/04/1442 H (corresponding to 3 December 2020). The CCRF v3 replaces version 2 of the
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Erin serves as the US Co-Chair for DLA Piper’s Technology Sector and Chair for the firm’s International Trade Commission Practice. She concentrates in civil trial practice in federal courts with an emphasis on patent litigation and International Trade Commission (ITC) proceedings.

Erin is one of the participants in the firm’s
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Ann Ford serves as US chair and Global co-chair for DLA Piper’s Client and Sectors and was the immediate past US chair and Global co-chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. Ann advises clients on business and transactional aspects of intellectual property, as well as representing them
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On 23rd March, the UK Government published its response to a call for views on methods of protecting AI and other programme-generated creations that would not otherwise be protected under current legislation. The call for views focused on a number of areas of consideration, including patents, copyright, designs, trade
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In 2018, we published an article setting out Ofcom’s commitment to supporting investment in full fibre broadband and highlighted changes Ofcom was planning to introduce to applicable market regulation to support investment in fibre networks.

Market regulation in the wholesale fixed telecommunications market set out in our article fell away
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Samer (Sam) Zabaneh serves as US co-chair for DLA Piper’s Technology Sector and has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He focuses primarily on corporate, securities and M&A. Within those practices, Sam advises public and emerging private companies and their venture capital and private equity investors through the
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Victoria Lee co-leads DLA Piper’s Global Technology Sector and has been practicing law at DLA Piper for more than 25 years. She focuses on representation of emerging growth and public companies in complex technology and commercial transactions in the technology sector, as well as a variety of other industry sectors.
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In March 2020, the UK Government stated its plan in the 2020-2021 budget to dedicate £5 billion of government funding to support securing gigabit capable broadband in every home in the UK by the end of 2025.

Last Friday on 19 March, the UK Government announced Project Gigabit, the Government’s
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