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ICO Tech Horizons Report – what does it mean for the use of emerging technology?

ICO Tech Horizons Report – what does it mean for the use of emerging technology?

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its first ‘Tech Horizons Report’ (the Report) on 15 December 2022. In this article, we provide a ...

Trade mark enforcement actions against infringing NFTs – tales from Italy

Trade mark enforcement actions against infringing NFTs – tales from Italy

Juventus F.C. successfully challenges the use of its trade marks in an NFT collection but enforcement issues remain In a decision publicised at the en ...

Is the Metaverse Already Missing the Mark on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion?

Is the Metaverse Already Missing the Mark on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion?

In 2022, Goldman Sachs estimated that the metaverse could ultimately be an $8 trillion opportunity. Despite being labelled by some as a creative-centr ...

Overview of Israel’s newly-proposed Guidelines for Regulating Digital Assets

Overview of Israel’s newly-proposed Guidelines for Regulating Digital Assets

On 28 November 2022 Israel’s Ministry of Finance published a list of recommendations pertaining to the regulation of digital assets, a natural next st ...

Data protection in emerging technologies: Blockchain

Data protection in emerging technologies: Blockchain

Blockchain and associated distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are increasing in prominence and use across a number of sectors – including healthcar ...

Political Deepfakes: social media trend or genuine threat?

Political Deepfakes: social media trend or genuine threat?

In the BBC’s new televised drama The Capture, hackers intercept a broadcast interview with a government minister and replace his appearance with that ...

Case Law Updates: CIS General Insurance Limited v IBM United Kingdom Limited

Case Law Updates: CIS General Insurance Limited v IBM United Kingdom Limited

CIS General Insurance Limited v IBM United Kingdom LimitedCourt of Appeal – 4 April 2022 (EWCA Civ 440) Most sequels are doomed to the same fate. Perh ...

The UK Innovation Strategy: Learnings and reflections from 2021/2022

The UK Innovation Strategy: Learnings and reflections from 2021/2022

In July 2021, the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published a policy paper entitled The UK Innovation Strate ...

“Single-minded loyalty”: High Court examines Bitcoin developers’ duties to restore lost private keys

“Single-minded loyalty”: High Court examines Bitcoin developers’ duties to restore lost private keys

Background In Tulip Trading Ltd v Bitcoin Association for Bitcoin SV (BSV) and others [2022] EWHC 667 (Ch) the High Court revisited the scope of commo ...

Crypto Regulation: Cryptoassets to be included in the UK's Financial Promotion Regime

Crypto Regulation: Cryptoassets to be included in the UK's Financial Promotion Regime

Following HM Treasury’s Consultation Paper published in July 2020, it published a Consultation Response (the “Response”) on 18 January 2022. The Respo ...