We are absolutely delighted to share the news that SCL President Professor Richard Susskind OBE KC (Hon) has been appointed Special Envoy for Justice and Artificial Intelligence by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC. In his new role, Prof Susskind will be responsible for supporting the 56 Commonwealth countries in achieving Sustainable…

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EU Law European Commission reports on Enforcement and Modernisation Directive compliance The European Commission has reviewed the Enforcement and Modernisation Directive which updated various EU consumer laws to reflect the digital world and to improve enforcement. The Commission found that all member states have introduced the required minimum fines of 4% of global turnover (or…

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A team from DLA Piper survey the opportunities and legal risks associated with the burgeoning ‘FemTech’ sector Due to an exponential growth in the investment in female health and wellbeing, Forbes and Dealroom reported that 2023 saw $1.14bn raised collectively across 120 deals in ‘FemTech’. The phrase refers to technology products and services that help…

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A team from Bird & Bird precis the key points of the Automated Vehicles Act, which received Royal Assent just before Parliament was dissolved. The Automated Vehicles Act 2024 received Royal Assent on 20 May 2024. Its swift motion through parliament in an election year has been a relief to many, having been first introduced…

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The ICO has issued its fourth call for evidence on generative AI. It focuses on individual rights, in particular in relation to the training and fine-tuning of generative AI. In the context of generative AI, this means data protection rights apply to any personal data included in: Therefore, across the AI lifecycle organisations must have…

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