The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has released a report ("Increasing Access to Data Across the Economy") from Frontier Economics with advice from Professor Diane Coyle (co-director of Cambridge Bennett Institute) which outlines a framework to help DCMS prioritise potential interventions to increase the availability of data across the UK economy. … [Read more...] about DCMS report outlines framework for increasing data sharing across UK economy
Rapid growth of deepfakes When fashion magazine Vogue says there is a problem with deepfakes then you know this is an issue that has gone mainstream. According to Sensity which tracks deepfake videos online, the number has been doubling every 6 months since 2018 with 85,047 videos detected as of December 2020. In the UK, the deepfake video of an alternative Queen’s speech … [Read more...] about How deepfakes are a problem for us all and why the law needs to change
Following the U.S antitrust investigation into Apple announced in 2019, other investigations are growing in Europe. The European Commission opened formal antitrust investigations in 2020 to assess whether Apple’s rules for app developers and how they distribute their apps over the App Store violates EU competition rules. At the core of this probe is whether Apple’s rules on … [Read more...] about Pressures grow on Apple over App Store practices
The UK's Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published updated guidelines for organisations offering data-driven health technologies and services to the NHS. According to the DHSC, "The guide is designed to support innovators in understanding what the NHS is looking for when it buys digital and data-driven technology for use in health and care, so that these … [Read more...] about Selling data-driven technologies to the NHS? New guidelines published.
The FT has reported that Brussels looks likely to allow data to continue to flow freely between the EU and UK. This follows the European Commission's draft decision on the matter which is expected to be approved this week. The EC is happy that Britain has an adequate level of protection for personal data. Having incorporated the GDPR into English law several years ago is … [Read more...] about Data flows between UK and EU to continue