UK Government Paper on its proposed approach to regulating AI – our key takeaways

Alongside the introduction of the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill to Parliament on 18 July 2022 (see our blog post on this here), the UK Government published a Policy Paper containing a proposed framework for regulating the use of AI in the UK (the ‘Paper’). The Paper advocates for a light-touch approach towards the regulation of AI in … Read more

Adapting road safety to autonomous vehicles: joint law commission issues report on legislative changes to prepare for driverless vehicles

In 2018, the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles asked the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission (the “Joint Commission“) to undertake a comprehensive review to enable the safe and responsible introduction of automated vehicles on British roads and public places. After multiple rounds of consultation, the Joint Commission published … Read more

Ofcom Guidance for Video Sharing Platform Providers

Introduction On 6 October 2021, Ofcom published guidance on measures Video Sharing Platform (“VSP“) providers can take to protect online users from harmful material and how to implement such measures effectively (the “Guidance“). The Guidance is intended to help VSP providers comply with their obligations under Part 4B of the Communications Act 2003 (“CA“), which … Read more

Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector – a new regulatory field?

In our latest Public Law blog post, Andrew Lidbetter, Nusrat Zar, Jasveer Randhawa and Claire Hall discuss the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s recently published report on artificial intelligence and its impact on public standards. They comment on the Committee’s recommendations for the governance and regulation of AI in the public sector, aimed at … Read more

UKJT Legal Statement on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts aims to give market confidence that England & Wales is a crypto-friendly jurisdiction

The UK Jurisdictional Taskforce (UKJT) published a Legal Statement on 18 November 2019 concluding that there is no bar under English law for cryptoassets to have the legal status of property and for smart contracts to be legally binding. The UKJT is one of 6 taskforces under the Law Tech Delivery Panel (LTDP), a government–backed … Read more

DCMS Consults on Implementing New Rules for VSPs

As outlined in our blog post on the implementation of the AVMS directive, legislative amendments to the AVMSD were published in the EU Official Journal and entered into force on 19 December 2018 following lengthy negotiations. The reform seeks to modernise the AVMSD to reflect market consumption and technological changes, largely arising from the merging … Read more