Technology

Reform of Telecommunications Framework

In May 2015, as part of its Digital Single Market Strategy, the European Commission published proposals to reform the EU telecommunications regulatory framework. Following a series of consultations in 2015, the Commission published further proposals to reform the EU legislation … Continue reading

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Treasury Committee inquiry: IT failures in the financial services sector

The House of Commons Treasury Committee has launched an inquiry into IT failures in the financial services sector. The inquiry will focus on the causes and consequences of operational incidents in the financial services sector and will examine the work … Continue reading

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The EU Blockchain Industry Roundtable

The EU Commission has published a news release on the EU Blockchain’s Industry Roundtable held on 20 November 2018. The roundtable was an important step towards creating a European community to support the deployment of blockchain in the European Union. … Continue reading

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Audiovisual Media Services: Council approval upgrades the EU framework for a digital age

On 6 November 2018, the Council of the European Union formally adopted a new directive revising the existing Audiovisual Media Services Directive (2010/13/EU) (“AVMSD”). This is the final stage in the lengthy legislative process and the new directive will enter … Continue reading

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Fintechs: the golden ticket to innovation?

If the level of capital flowing into the financial technology sector is any indication, the growth in number and size of financial technology start-ups cannot be denied. According to a report by KPMG, global investment in fintech companies reached US … Continue reading

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Collaborate and Diversify: Connectivity in the Digital Age

Transformation in the global telecoms ecosystem is gathering momentum. It is driven by evolving technologies, growing customer appetite for hyperconnectivity and a new breed of competitor. In their quest for a place within this fast moving landscape, traditional telecoms companies … Continue reading

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Personalised Health and the Future of Pharma

Growing social and political pressures combined with disruptive technologies and scientific innovation are changing the way pharma companies do business. In their mission to address unmet medical need and deliver differentiated products, pharma companies and other players in the sector … Continue reading

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Budget 2018: Investing in a rapidly evolving digital landscape

Advances in technology and changing business models are transforming the global economy across all industry sectors. The measures announced by the Chancellor in Monday’s Budget Speech showcase how the UK Government is seeking to embrace innovation and new and emerging … Continue reading

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National Cyber Security Centre issues guidance on cloud-enabled products

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (‘NCSC’) released a set of guidance, ‘Managing the risk of cloud-enabled products,’ at the end of 2017. The purpose of this guidance is to help companies understand and mitigate the risks of cloud-enabled products … Continue reading

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Internet of Things – ICO’s six reasons why businesses should be thinking about data protection and the DCMS’s Secure by Design Report

In light of the booming market of the Internet of Things (“IoT”) and of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has published an article focusing on the key factors manufacturers and retailers of IoT devices … Continue reading

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