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Oct
02
2019

Privacy Concerns: Facial Recognition in Public Spaces, Chrysilla de Vere writes extended article for The Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
#Data Protection #Information Technology

Live facial recognition technology or automatic facial recognition (AFR) adds another dimension to CCTV monitoring and other surveillance methods. Using biometrics (certain physical and physiological features), the technology can map facial features to identify particular individuals by matching these with a database of known faces. ...

Sep
11
2019

Case Analysis: R (Bridges) v CCSWP and SSHD [2019] EWHC 2341
#Data Protection #Information Technology

On 4 September 2019 the world’s first decision regarding the privacy implications of facial recognition was handed down by the High Court in Cardiff. The implications of the case were of such significance that both the Information Commissioner and Surveillance Camera Commissioner joined as Interveners. ...

Aug
19
2019

Facial Recognition in Public Spaces Raises Data Protection Concerns
#Data Protection #Information Technology

You are walking along a side street towards your office. Unbeknown to you a private company has installed closed circuit television with facial recognition capabilities and is tracking your movements. Is this lawful?...

Aug
09
2019

eSports: The beginning of a new era in gaming?
#Information Technology

Video games. A simple yet entertaining diversion or a colossal waste of time? One may be forgiven for missing the rapid emergence of competitive videogaming, also known as eSports. Yes, it is actually a thing, and its popularity is surging. The business world is taking note....

Jul
30
2019

Digital Nomads
#Employment #UK Immigration #Information Technology

The appeal of the digital nomad lifestyle has changed the horizons. Businesses need to be aware that this is likely to be seen by highly skilled individuals as attractive, at least as an option. However, while most of the media focus in this area is on the liberating effect it can have on the individual, there are three key considerations before agreeing to working this way....

Jul
18
2019

The social media superpower advancing AI
#Information Technology

Developments in the last week show Facebook and Instagram are leading players in the field of Artificial Intelligence....

Jul
18
2019

Launching Libra, Facebook’s next attempt to mine our data?
#Information Technology

When Facebook launched its new digital currency last month, it may not have received the welcome it wanted but it certainly got the welcome it expected. With its public perception in tatters following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and accusations of manipulating the 2016 US Elections, why launch a financial product in a seemingly competitive, volatile and unregulated environment? Well, whilst the abundance of negative Facebook articles continue to roll in, people continue to use Facebook and continue to feed them data. It is for this reason, that the answer to the above question might as well be, “why not?”...

Jul
18
2019

UK Visas and Technology
#Information Technology #UK Immigration

The Home Office is serious about incorporating technology in its immigration process. The advent and expansion of e-gates, the introduction of online applications and the implementation of the EU Settlement Scheme using NFC-mobile phones is all part of the Home Office’s drive to automate and digitize its procedure....

Jul
18
2019

5G: The missing piece in the puzzle for autonomous vehicles?
#Information Technology

The role out of 5G is set to drive forward the concept of driverless technology and smart cities. Increased speeds at which data can be shared between a vehicle – for example a sensor detecting a hazard and that data being uploaded to the Cloud, is approximately 50 times faster than under a 4G connection....

Jul
16
2019

AI and Data Protection - Is Fair and Transparent Privacy Possible?
#Information Technology #Data Protection

We live in a digital world. Every facet of daily life is governed to some degree by phone, web or some form of connected technology. There is no question that advances in technology improves communication. The rate of information exchange now as compared to 10 years ago is staggering. Artificial Intelligence or AI and machine learning are revolutionising the way in which we interact with each other and conduct business, But are these advances compatible with the principles of fairness and transparency under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)?...

Jul
04
2019

How is technology affecting construction disputes?
#Information Technology #Construction

Technology is affecting the way claims are made and dealt with in many different ways. It is making it easier not only to find out relevant information but also to present it to those who need it, whether that be lawyers, experts, commercial decision makers, or adjudicators/judges....

Jun
24
2019

Human Resources and Ethics
#Information Technology #Corporate #Employment #Data Protection

The recently announced huge gift of £150 million to Oxford University by Stephen Schwarzman to fund a new institute for ethics in artificial intelligence is a reminder of the huge importance attached by many to the need for more ethical focus on issues arising from artificial intelligence and technology innovation....

Jun
14
2019

Clarkslegal LLP Immigration Team helps leading tech start-up obtain their Sponsor licence in 3 weeks
#Immigration #Employment #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Information Technology

The Immigration Team at Clarkslegal has supported the team at a leading London tech start-up in obtaining their Sponsor licence....

Jun
10
2019

Changing trade patterns good for environment but may be bad for jobs
#Supply Chain Governance #Environment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Employment #Education #Information Technology #Corporate

We now hear much of trade wars and tariffs. However, whatever President Trump and other world leaders do about their respective trade interests, there are also significant underlying trends that will before long cause major disruption to traditional trade and jobs. We should focus more on these trends and not just on the daily news round....

Jun
03
2019

Tracking your employees – Is this a(i) step too far?
#Employment #Information Technology

It has been revealed that hundreds of UK business are using artificial intelligence to monitor staff activity. Is this an innovative way to analyse productivity or a stressful scrutinisation of individuals’ activity?...

Apr
30
2019

CIPD and PA consulting highlight lack of HR input in automation
#Information Technology #Employment

We are a “long way from the ‘robots will take my job’ anxiety that dominates the media’s image of AI and automation” states Katherine Henley, workforce transformation expert at PA Consulting. ...

Apr
29
2019

Hey that's my content - now YouTube, where's my licence?
#Information Technology #Commercial

You may have heard that the EU Council has voted in favour of the Copyright Directive passed by the EU Parliament. Existing copyright law within the EU is complicated and varies from country to country. ...

Apr
26
2019

Cybercrime, it can happen to anyone.
#Information Technology

The takeaway from the Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2019 is that Cybercrime can happen to us all. It’s a real threat that can have crippling effects on businesses in both the short term, as they can lead to the loss of valuable data and resources, and in the long term, as it often results in the breakdown of existing client relationships and the ability to attract new ones. ...

Apr
18
2019

The UK is open for Tech: Start-ups continue to grow despite Brexit
#Information Technology #UK Immigration

The UK continues to focus on attracting the best tech talent to its shores. Since the introduction of the Tier 1 (Exceptional) Talent visa in December 2013, the UK has increased the yearly cap on these visas. Last month and broadened its offer through the introduction of the Start-up and Innovator Visa routes....

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