Operational Resilience – CTPs: What should you be doing about the proposed UK/EU Critical Third Parties Regimes?

The post below was first published on our Digital TMT and Sourcing notes blog:   Regulators around the world are focused on the operational resilience of financial institutions, financial market infrastructures (FMIs) and the financial system as a whole. One area of significant risk to the financial system is the dependency of financial institutions on … Read more

UK Government and Bank of England launch Consultation on a Digital Pound

The post below was first published on our Digital TMT and Sourcing notes blog:   On 7 February, the Bank of England (the Bank) and His Majesty’s Treasury (HM Treasury) jointly published a Consultation Paper on the development of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) for the UK (or a digital pound). The three key take aways in respect … Read more

Biometric myopia: Expanding the facial recognition debate

Authors: Anna Jaffe and Audrey Vong In the past six months, the global furore over public as well as private sector use of facial recognition technology has only increased. However, although this debate is increasing in volume, it is arguably not expanding in scope. The current regulatory approach focuses too narrowly on specific aspects of the technology … Read more

UK may be a nation of streamers but public service broadcasting remains essential!

The post below was first published on our Digital, TMT and Sourcing blog Earlier this week, the UK’s House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee published its report titled “Public Service Broadcasting: As Vital As Ever“, following its consultation on the impact of Subscription Video-On-Demand (SVOD) services on the UK’s public service broadcasters (PSBs) such … Read more

Horizon Scanning: Digital Regulation – UK and EU Developments

Keeping up to date with regulatory developments in the digital space can be a challenge at the best of times! To help our clients stay ahead of the game, we have put together what we hope is a helpful tool to keep track of digital regulation across the UK and EU (including developments relating to … Read more

Budget 2018 – Supporting social impact innovation?

The 2018 budget was highly anticipated in light of Brexit. There was a lot of speculation as to what stance the Government would take to prepare the UK (economically) for life outside of the EU. Below we discuss the 5 measures most likely to be of interest to social impact businesses in start-up and scaling … Read more