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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 ...

“Would you like Bitcoin toppings on your pizza?” UK Advertising watchdog issues  rulings against crypto companies… and Papa John’s

“Would you like Bitcoin toppings on your pizza?” UK Advertising watchdog issues rulings against crypto companies… and Papa John’s

On 15 December 2021 the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s advertising regulator, published seven rulings concerning breaches of the UK m ...

SQUIDs in! Scammers pull the rug on Netflix inspired token

SQUIDs in! Scammers pull the rug on Netflix inspired token

The anonymous creators behind the Squid Game inspired cryptocurrency have made off with an estimated £2.48m after performing a “rug pull” scam on inve ...

The ASA issues a “red alert” warning regarding NFTs and other crypto-asset advertising

The ASA issues a “red alert” warning regarding NFTs and other crypto-asset advertising

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s advertising regulator, last week published a statement on its website, announcing its plans for in ...

Deepfakes and their impact on women

Deepfakes and their impact on women

Kelsey Farish describes herself as an actor who got lost on her way to drama school and ended up at law school instead. Yet it was the marriage of the ...

Facebook Oversight Board’s decision regarding President Trump’s account suspension (Case decision 2021-001-FB-FBR)

Facebook Oversight Board’s decision regarding President Trump’s account suspension (Case decision 2021-001-FB-FBR)

The Facebook Oversight Board (the board) announced in May 2021 that it upheld Facebook’s decision to temporarily suspend Trump’s account following con ...