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

    More robust advertising restrictions on HFSS products to come into force

    UK – Advertising and Marketing The Government has announced that it will introduce both a 9pm TV watershed for HFSS products and restrictions on paid-for HFSS advertising online (including on-demand programme services). These changes will come into effect in January 2024 via the Health and Care Bill 2022. Read more

    European Commission to revise Code of Practice against Disinformation

    EU – ONLINE PROTECTION AND EDUCATION  The Code of Practice against Disinformation was published in September 2018 and was subsequently signed by Facebook, Google, Mozilla and Twitter, among others. The Code is a self-regulatory document and, following European Commission assessments and reports on adherence, guidance was issued in May 2021 to address shortfalls in the … Read more

    Online Safety Bill formally introduced to Parliament

    On 17 March 2022, the Government published its much-anticipated re-draft of the Online Safety Bill, following various announcements over the last few months as to new features to be added to the Bill. We intend to publish a more comprehensive analysis of the latest draft in due course, but here’s a quick overview of the … 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

    EBA Contribution to joint ESAs response to the European Commission’s Call for Advice on digital finance

    EU – Finance  On 21 September 2021, the European Banking Authority (“EBA”) published a report on the growing platformisation of the EU banking and payments sector. In particular, this report considers steps to strengthen the EBA’s supervisory capacity to monitor market developments. The findings in the report informed the EBA’s contribution to the joint European … Read more