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Cybersecurity and remote working - One person's risk is another's opportunity: Victor Timon comments for the Irish Examiner30 October 2020
In this article for the Irish Examiner, Victor Timon comments on how Covid-19 and home working have caused cybercrime to spiral, providing an easier route into corporate systems.
Law Commission gets set to tackle online abuse21 September 2020
It will come as no surprise that the existing UK legal framework of ‘communications offences’ has not really kept pace with changes in the ways we communicate. The Law Commission points out that in some cases the laws fail to address harmful behaviours online, and in others they risk interfering with our rights to freedom of expression. So, what change is on the horizon?
Schrems II – The Wall Street Journal reports that the Irish DPC will order Facebook to stop transfers of personal data to the United States10 September 2020
In the first major supervisory authority action The Wall Street Journal reports that “Ireland to Order Facebook to Stop Sending User Data to U.S.”. We have previously written that the key to dealing with the fallout from Schrems II is to have a calm head, and not to panic; does this decision change things?
Check your tech to help put the fizz back in your biz!03 September 2020
Following Jeremy Hunt’s recent comments about the buzz, creativity, fizz and excitement that office working can bring, many employers will be considering how best to manage the return to work process as safely as possible.
Lewis Silkin advises Sideshow Group on its acquisition of Conversion
Deal21 August 2020
Lewis Silkin’s M&A team has advised independent marketing services group Sideshow Group on its acquisition of conversion rate optimisation specialists Conversion.
Plans for new rights for consumers during trader insolvency31 July 2020
Figures show that online sales have jumped from 19.9% of all retail sales in January to 32.8% in May 2020.
UK government publishes White Paper and consultation on UK Single Market28 July 2020
Just when you thought the UK was leaving a Single Market, the UK government is worried about another one – the one within the four home nations of the UK.
Brexit is back! European Commission issues Communication on readiness for end of transition period28 July 2020
After a few months where organisations’ attention has been diverted by the coronavirus pandemic, the deadline for an extension to the Brexit transition period has passed without one being agreed and the UK will leave the EU Single Market and customs union from 1 January 2021.
Sellers watch out – EU approves new rules for consumer class actions03 July 2020
Consumers will have enhanced rights to take collective actions against traders for breaches of consumer law in future.
Intelligent procurement of AI solutions24 June 2020
The use of artificial intelligence in commerce, especially online commerce, is fast gaining traction, and sometimes in a manner that is not so visible to consumers or other purchasers.
DaaS – the benefits are clear but beware how you contract for Device as a Service17 June 2020
Devices as a Service (DaaS) is fast becoming the new normal way to purchase IT hardware. This ‘off-balance sheet’ solution is especially fitting in Covid-19 times where cash preservation is key.
New business to business (B2B) fairness and transparency rules apply to ‘online platforms’ and search engines from 12 July 202015 June 2020
New EU rules requiring online platforms (including e-commerce marketplaces and price comparison sites) and search engines to deal with their business users fairly and transparently, come into force in the UK and across the EU on 12 July.
"I’ve got technology... get me out of here!" : The privacy risks of an artificially intelligent exit to lockdown: Ali Vaziri writes for PDP Journals
Press11 June 2020
Ali Vaziri looks at the privacy and data protection risks associated with the use of surveillance technologies, such as facial recognition and location and contact tracing systems, in the context of the current health crisis.
EU plans changes to e-commerce and competition law10 June 2020
We recently reported on the ASAI's publication of its annual report, in which it said that at a time when online shopping and digital commerce are experiencing exponential growth and have played a key role during the pandemic, it wants digital platforms to engage significantly from both compliance and funding perspectives.
Automation, AI and emerging technologies: Government’s response to BEIS on future of work22 May 2020
In the wake of the current pandemic, we’ve all experienced how technology can transform our working lives. Whether its video-calling your colleagues, taking part in virtual coffee breaks, or attending events and seminars online.
Technology and computing in 2020 and beyond – are you ready to live life on the edge?15 May 2020
Right now, for those in lockdown at home, the answer for many will no doubt be a resounding ‘oh, yes!’ but is the answer the same from a particular technology perspective?
Bank of England issues discussion paper on a central bank digital currency16 April 2020
The Bank of England has issued a discussion paper on a central bank digital currency.
Online Sales: how C-19 is changing the logistics landscape, and our top tips for successful logistics arrangements
Inbrief16 April 2020
C-19 continues to have an unprecedented impact on businesses and is accelerating shift from brick and mortar stores to greater online presence.
Tech developments in transport16 April 2020
The UK government has recently published two documents relating to transport. The first is a consultation on a regulatory review of the future of transport, and the other is a plan for decarbonising transport.
Online sales: How Covid-19 is accelerating digital transformation, and our top tips for the successful use of Agile software development
Inbrief16 April 2020
During and after the C-19 environment, those businesses who adapt what they sell and adapt how they market, sell and deliver their products will be better positioned to survive and grow. The shift from bricks and mortar to online shopping has been going on years. For many, C-19 has accelerated the need for many businesses (both b2c and b2b) to transform their digital platforms. In addition, businesses are having to adapt and make radical changes to their supply chains, including logistics, so as to source and deliver a different mix of products and deliver a greater proportion of products to customer homes instead of to stores or depots.