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03 March 2021
Plan­ning for the AI land­scape of the fu­ture: the latest from the UK Gov­ern­ment
Fol­low­ing the pub­lic­a­tion by the House of Lord’s Se­lect Com­mit­tee (the “Com­mit­tee”) of its Re­port “AI in the UK: No Room for Com­pla­cency” (the “Re­port”) – a sum­mary of which can be found...
26 February 2021
On­line harms reg­u­la­tion gains mo­mentum and shape
At the end of last year, the Gov­ern­ment pub­lished its long-awaited re­sponse to the con­sulta­tion on on­line harms. The re­sponse (the “Re­sponse”) (al­most) puts to bed nearly two years of spec­u­la­tion...
25 February 2021
The ICO’s adtech in­dustry in­vest­ig­a­tion re­sumes
In­tro­duc­tion On 22 Janu­ary 2021, the In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er’s Of­fice (ICO) an­nounced that it was re­sum­ing its in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to the adtech in­dustry, which had fo­cused spe­cific­ally on real time bid­ding...
24 February 2021
The ICO’s adtech in­dustry in­vest­ig­a­tion re­sumes
In­tro­duc­tion On 22 Janu­ary 2021, the In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er’s Of­fice (ICO) an­nounced that it was re­sum­ing its in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to the adtech in­dustry, which had fo­cused spe­cific­ally on real time bid­ding...
24 February 2021
COV­ID and ViCo: EPO re­fer­ral to the En­larged Board of Ap­peal
In the last year, the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has res­ul­ted in a large pro­por­tion of the leg­al sec­tor trans­ition­ing to a ‘work from home’ ar­range­ment, with meet­ings tak­ing place re­motely. Non-es­sen­tial travel...
23 February 2021
ADTEKR
me­di­umAdtech is where ad­vert­ising and di­git­al tech­no­logy con­verge. It is a world of the few vs the many; the few who un­der­stand the in­ner work­ings of the in­dustry, the many who blindly fol­low and place...
22 February 2021
Adtech 101 - Data Man­age­ment Plat­forms 101
As all mar­keters know, ef­fect­ive tar­get­ing is one of the keys to cam­paign suc­cess – but ef­fect­ive tar­get­ing re­lies on hav­ing ac­cess to rich data­sets.  Con­tinu­ing our adtech 101 series ex­plain­ing the...
22 February 2021
Ad Ex­changes 101
Con­tinu­ing our adtech 101 series ex­plain­ing the fun­da­ment­als of all things adtech, we move on to con­sider one area of the adtech eco­sys­tem that is still ex­plos­ively grow­ing – ad ex­changes. Most mar­keters...
22 February 2021
De­mand Side Plat­forms 101
Con­tinu­ing our adtech 101 series ex­plain­ing the fun­da­ment­als of all things adtech, we move on to con­sider one of the most im­port­ant, but ar­gu­ably least cor­rectly un­der­stood, areas of the adtech eco­sys­tem...
22 February 2021
Private Ad Ex­changes 101
Private ex­changes are con­trolled en­vir­on­ments, typ­ic­ally run by ma­jor pub­lish­ers or a group of them, with ads sold through care­fully se­lec­ted agen­cies or ad­vert­isers us­ing trad­ing desks and/or de­mand...
18 February 2021
Re­duced sanc­tion for AML and so­cial re­spons­ib­il­ity breaches by As­pers
On 4 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) an­nounced that it had im­posed sanc­tions on As­pers Strat­ford (“As­pers”) as a con­sequence of its mis­hand­ling of cus­tom­ers from both...
10 February 2021
Top 10 trends in the video games in­dustry and 2021 in­sights
2020 was a big year for the video games in­dustry. It saw in­nov­a­tion, col­lab­or­a­tion, in­dustry-shap­ing de­cisions and a shift­ing mind­set to­wards how games are made and how they’re played. Now that we’ve...