Updated UK Government guidance on exporting military or dual-use technology

The UK Department for International Trade has recently published updated guidance on the export of military and dual-use technology. The guidance focuses on how technology is defined and the scope of the regulations that govern the transfer of military and dual-use technology (i.e. technology that can have both military and civil uses), including important guidance … Read more

The Crackdown on Undisclosed Advertising: ASA issues Warning to Influencers

The Adverting Standards Authority (“ASA”) has released its influencer monitoring report, summarising the results of the analysis the ASA conducted in September last year. The ASA conducted an analysis of over 24,000 Instagram stories, posts, and reels across 122 influencers to assess whether the rules in respect of influencer advertising were being followed. The ASA … Read more

Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26

Yesterday Ofcom published its Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26 (WFTMR), which sets out how it will regulate telecoms fixed access services for the next five years. This follows Ofcom proposals to support competitive investment in fibre networks, which we previously reported on Ofcom’s consultation in connection with the WFTMR last year. Ofcom have in … Read more

A new era for online regulation: Live panel session on the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act

On Thursday 25 February experts from across our international network, covering a variety of practices and sectors (including competition, data, media and digital technology), took part in a live panel session to discuss the proposed Digital Services Act (“DSA”) and Digital Markets Act (“DMA”). The DSA and DMA legislative package was published on 15 December 2020 … Read more

The Kalifa Review – a vision for the future of UK FinTech

On 26 February 2021, HM Treasury (HMT) published Ron Kalifa OBE’s independent strategic review of UK financial technology (FinTech), also known as the Kalifa Review. The executive summary is available here. Formally relaunched on 20 July 2020 following an announcement by HMT as part of its 2020 Budget and delays due to Covid-19 (see our … Read more

FCA technology change management review: Top tips for avoiding operational disruption

On 5 February 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a report titled ‘Implementing Technology Change’, which sets out findings from its review into how financial services firms manage technology change, the impact of change failures, and industry practices to help reduce the impact of incidents resulting from change management. The FCA analysed over one … Read more

Live Panel Session: A New Era For Online Regulation

DIGITAL SERVICES ACT AND DIGITAL MARKETS ACT: A NEW ERA FOR ONLINE REGULATION Thursday 25 February at 10am GMT / 11am CET The first draft of the long-awaited Digital Services Act (“DSA”) and Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) legislative package was published on 15 December 2020 by the European Commission. As expected, it increases the obligations … Read more