CDEI and REC publish guidance relating to data-driven tools in recruitment

UK – DATA & NEW TECHNOLOGY Following the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation’s (“CDEI”) review into bias and algorithmic decision-making published on 27 November 2020, the CDEI and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (“REC”) have published a set of jointly developed guidance to provide practical considerations for the use of data-driven tools (e.g. big … Read more

CMA independent report on approaches to improving competition in digital markets

UK– COMPETITION On 29 November 2021, the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published the independent report “Compendium of approaches to improving competition in digital markets” (the “Report“). The Report summarises how different G7 authorities are tackling competition issues in digital markets (e.g. conducting investigations, upskilling personnel, engaging in regulatory cooperation and introducing legislative reforms, such … Read more

DCMS consultation on reforms to the UK’s data protection regime closes

UK – DATA Following the DCMS’s publication of its consultation on proposed reforms to the UK’s data protection regime as part of the UK Government’s National Data Strategy, the consultation has now closed. The UK Government will now consider the responses gained from the consultation questions and publish a full consultation response in due course. … Read more

Revisions to CAP and BCAP’s gambling advertising guidance

UK – Advertising (Gambling) Following the launch of an October 2020 consultation by the Committee of Advertising Practice (“CAP”) and the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (“BCAP”), changes to the CAP and BCAP responsibility and problem gambling guidance came into force on 1 November 2021. These latest amendments introduce further restrictions to protect consumers and … Read more

The Information Commissioner’s Office publishes its final observations on the joint statement on global privacy expectations of video teleconferencing platforms

UK (AND OTHERS) – DATA Following the publication of the joint statement on privacy expectations for video teleconferencing (“VTC”) companies in July 2020, the ICO and six other global data protection authorities worked with the five largest VTC companies to produce best practice guidance designed to mitigate the risks faced by VTC companies and users … Read more

Government and CMA respond to DCMS report on reform of music streaming industry, but action to be taken remains uncertain

On 22 September 2021, the UK Government and the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA“) published their response (the “Response“) to the Digital, Cultural, Media and Sports Committee (“DCMS Committee“) report (the “Report“) on the economics of music streaming. The Report was published in July 2021 (see our previous blog post here) and set out a … Read more