DATA PROTECTION AND DIGITAL INFORMATION BILL: OUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Following the UK Government’s publication of its response to the DCMS consultation on the Data Reform Bill last month (see our blog post on this here), the UK Government has published and introduced to Parliament a 192-page draft text which now has a new name: the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill. The new bill … Read more

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT THE NEW TRANS-ATLANTIC DATA PRIVACY FRAMEWORK

Summary Following the European Commission’s (“EC”) announcement of the new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (the “Framework”) earlier this year, Lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems’ organisation, NOYB, recently issued an open letter to EU and US officials arguing that the proposed framework is unlikely to withstand legal challenge and overly resembles its predecessor, the now-defunct … Read more

Future of Consumer APAC: Confronting complexity in cybersecurity trends for the consumer sector

Cameron Whittfield and Peggy Chow discuss the latest cybersecurity trends for consumer-facing companies including external threats which may include working with third parties and complex supply chains through to the malicious targeting of companies with ransomware, current affairs and social engineering, the cryptocurrency marketplace and geopolitical factors. They emphasise the importance of internal stakeholders speaking … Read more

IMPORTANT UPDATES ON CROSS-BORDER DATA TRANSFER IN CHINA

Under the PRC Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL“) which became effective on 1 November 2021, a transfer of personal information outside of China requires multiple conditions to be met. Personal information can only be transferred overseas upon obtaining separate consent from the data subjects, conducting a personal information protection impact assessment (“PIA“) and complying with … Read more

Fair Use of AI in Financial Services – A new White Paper with UK Finance

Recent years have seen growing scrutiny of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services and a greater awareness of the potential of these technologies. It is no surprise that questions of AI fairness and bias are increasingly front of mind. Existing law is not keeping up with the rise and speed of new technology. With UK Finance, we have published a white paper, as a contribution to the debate on how to apply ethical principles in practice to the benefit of firms and customers. Our use of practical scenarios has helped refine our understanding of the fair use of AI and the practical challenges of building a high-level ethical framework. Read more

Future of Consumer APAC: Data privacy in targeted advertising – Current regulatory challenges and future directions

Peggy Chow (Of Counsel, Singapore) and Kaman Tsoi (Special Counsel, Melbourne) discuss the latest regulatory trends and future directions including the use of third party tracing cookies, the overlap between privacy and competition, proposed new laws on targeted advertising and cookies in the EU, the US, Japan and Australia, facial recognition and less privacy intrusive … Read more

HSF publishes Disputes in the Technology Industry Q&As for Practical Law (UK)

HSF technology disputes practitioners Andrew Moir, Rachel Lidgate, Martin Hevey, Kate Macmillan, Peter Dalton, Heather Newton and Rachel Montagnon have recently published a Q&A in Practical Law on Disputes in the Technology Industry (see here for subscribers and here for a pdf) covering all aspects of disputes in the sector including current and future trends. … Read more