On 28 September, the European Commission (“Commission”) announced that it had adopted two proposals aimed at bringing European liability rules into the digital age and addressing many of the new issues arising from novel technologies. The first, tasked with updating the existing regime under the Product Liability Directive

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You wake up early to the sound of an alarm that only exists inside your own head, and it is silenced automatically as soon as you’re awake. You get up to shower and the water is already running, at exactly the temperature you like. While drinking your coffee you receive

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From the browser on a smartphone, to word processing software, to an entire operating system, Open Source Software (Open Source) is so ubiquitous that you’re likely using it without even realising. So, what is it and why do we care about it in the context of an M&A transaction?

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As the tech world continues to discuss the future of AI regulation, it is important to remember that there are already robust legal regimes that impact the development and launch of AI systems, including the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). AI systems which fall within the GDPR’s

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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?

The proposed EU AI Regulation, a comprehensive regime for the purposes of regulating AI in the EU, is set to impact organizations around the world. It is expected that the proposed regulation will be enacted in 2024 or 2025.  Once that happens, those that make AI available within the EU,
Continue Reading Coming EU legislation will change the AI regulatory environment for healthcare technology and life sciences companies

Use of AI in healthcare continues to solidify itself as a solid practice for the benefit of patients and healthcare providers. No more than a cursory search of the subject provides a number of existing examples, such as cancer detection, of AI intervention in AI. In some cases, such
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Since its release in April 2021, the draft AI regulations (the “Regulations”), also referred to as the EU AI Act, have acted as a catalyst of legal, political, and societal developments within the field of AI. Forming the basis of many of the developing trends for AI in
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In November 2021, we reported on a consultation by the UK Intellectual Property Office (“UKIPO”) on potential amendments to existing intellectual property law in light of AI created works and inventions. The consultation sought responses on three key issues:

  • copyright protection for computer-generated works without a human author;


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The European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) has published Guidelines 5/2022 on privacy issues in the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies.

Below are the most relevant points set out in the EDPB’s.

Facial recognition technology

Facial recognition represents one of the most innovative and revolutionary technological inventions
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