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On 25 March 2024, Ofcom called for evidence for the third phase of its online safety regulations. This call for evidence will culminate in Ofcom’s third consultation paper, which will act as guidance for service providers to ensure compliance with the Online Safety Act (“OSA”). 

The third phase of online regulations introduces further

With cybersecurity becoming a board-level issue, compliance officers, lawyers, board members, and business drivers are looking for official guidance or recommendations on cybersecurity measures to protect business, customers, and the wider economy.Continue Reading Cybersecurity preparedness: What guidance to follow?

On Monday, January 29th, we celebrated Global Data Protection Day by delivering an exciting webinar highlighting the latest data protection laws and bills that might influence your business.

Please see below our webinar recording featuring our data protection specialists, and learn tips and tricks for successfully navigating the evolving landscape of data protection.

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On 26 November 2023, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), together with the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), published joint ‘Guidelines for Secure AI System Development’ (the Guidelines).

The Guidelines were formulated by CISA and the NCSC, in cooperation with 21 other international agencies and ministries, as well as industry experts.Continue Reading UK & US cybersecurity agencies release new ‘Guidelines for Secure AI System Development’

On 17 October 2023, the First-Tier Tribunal of the General Regulatory Chamber – Information Rights (the Tribunal) handed down its decision in Clearview AI Inc v The Information Commissioner [2023] UKFTT 819, overturning the £7.5 million fine levied on Clearview AI Inc. (Clearview) by the ICO last year.Continue Reading Clearview AI Inc., successfully appeals £7.5 million fine from the ICO but the ICO is fighting back!

On 26 October 2023, the UK adopted the Online Safety Act 2023, which introduces new obligations for online platforms to improve user safety online by ensuring content that is illegal and harmful is monitored and removed. We previously compared the Act in its draft form with the EU Digital Services Act here and will be updating the table soon.Continue Reading The UK Online Harms Bill becomes the Online Safety Act

Currently there are two trends on cookie consent banner design – either (1) the “Accept All” and “Reject All” options are shown in the first layer of a cookie consent management solution, or (2) only the “Accept All” option is shown in the first layer together with a link to the second layer of the cookie consent management solution where the user can reject to the use of non-essential cookies. There is more clarity on the views of the UK data protection authority on whether a “Reject All” option in the first layer of a cookie consent management solution is required.Continue Reading “Reject All” button in cookie consent banners – An update from the UK and the EU

On 3 October 2023, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office organised its annual Data Protection Practioner’s Conference 2023 (DPPC 2023). This year its focus was on Cybersecurity – a topic that concerns organisations across the board. Here are the takeaways from the DPPC 2023 (the event sessions available here).Continue Reading The UK Information Commissioner’s Data Protection Practioner’s Conference 2023 on Cybersecurity

Further to the joint announcement in June by UK Secretary of State for Science, Innovation, and Technology and the US Commerce Secretary of their intention to create a UK-US data bridge (please see our blog for further details), the UK government has passed a Regulation establishing a UK-US data bridge. The data bridge comes in the form of an extension to the EU-US Data Bridge Privacy Framework (the DPF) and will come into force on 12 October.Continue Reading UK government announces a UK data bridge with the US