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17 Jan 20
New guid­ance on cy­ber­se­cur­ity for med­ic­al devices pub­lished
In Decem­ber 2019, the Med­ic­al Device Co­ordin­a­tion Group (“MD­CG”) is­sued a new guid­ance to help med­ic­al device man­u­fac­tur­ers meet the cy­ber­se­cur­ity re­quire­ments in the Med­ic­al Devices Reg­u­la­tion (“MDR”)...
15 Jan 20
New MLR guid­ance
On 10 Janu­ary 2020 the Gambling Com­mis­sion is­sued up­dated guid­ance to re­mote and non-re­mote casi­nos on the pre­ven­tion of money laun­der­ing and com­bat­ing the fin­an­cing of ter­ror­ism (the “Guid­ance”,...
14 Jan 20
ASA rules that Bet­way You­Tube video breached the CAP Code
On 8 Janu­ary 2020, the Ad­vert­ising Stand­ards Au­thor­ity (“ASA”) pub­lished their rul­ing in re­la­tion to a video pub­lished on You­Tube by Bet­way Ltd ("Bet­way"). Con­trary to Bet­way's view that the video...
14 Jan 20
Gambling Com­mis­sion an­nounces man­dat­ory par­ti­cip­a­tion in GAM­STOP and...
The Gambling Com­mis­sion has today an­nounced a ban on gambling op­er­at­ors from ac­cept­ing cred­it cards as a means of pay­ment by con­sumers, and also that the multi-op­er­at­or self-ex­clu­sion scheme GAM­STOP must...
27 Dec 19
CMA seeks new reg­u­lat­ory re­gime to reg­u­late on­line plat­forms
The Com­pet­i­tion & Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“CMA”) last week re­leased its in­ter­im re­port out­lining its pre­lim­in­ary find­ings in­to its On­line Plat­forms and Di­git­al Ad­vert­ising Mar­ket Study. In find­ing broad...
23 Dec 19
So­cial Me­dia and mHealth Data EMA / HMA Re­port
New and in­nov­at­ive tech­no­lo­gies have led to a huge in­crease in data com­ing from sources that haven’t pre­vi­ously been used with­in the reg­u­lated medi­cines in­dustry. In re­cog­ni­tion of this ex­plo­sion of...
23 Dec 19
A new EU op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence frame­work for cy­ber se­cur­ity?
Our re­cent Law-Now art­icle dis­cussed the FCA, PRA and Bank of Eng­land con­sulta­tions on im­prov­ing fin­an­cial sta­bil­ity in the UK mar­kets through op­er­a­tion­al re­si­li­ence. Con­tinu­ing this theme, but now from...
16 Dec 19
UK Su­preme Court's de­cision in Chal­lenge to Ar­bit­ra­tion of Glob­al...
On 21 Oc­to­ber the UK Su­preme Court star­ted to con­sider wheth­er an Eng­lish court has the jur­is­dic­tion to settle the terms world­wide, not just for the UK, of a FRAND li­cence of Stand­ard Es­sen­tial Pat­ents....
03 Dec 19
La­bour pro­poses Life Sci­ences Re­volu­tion
As sum­mar­ised in our earli­er art­icle, here, Jeremy Corbyn has made rad­ic­al pro­pos­als to change the United King­dom’s life sci­ences in­dustry and pat­ent re­gime. The pro­pos­als im­pact the re­search and de­vel­op­ment...
02 Dec 19
Not in this cook­ie jar. ECJ holds that a pre-checked tick box does...
The European Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) was asked to con­sider the concept of val­id con­sent in re­spect of cook­ies stored on the equip­ment of web­site users (the “Users”) in the case of Bundes­verb­and...
29 Nov 19
Cy­ber­se­cur­ity in in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion – new an­swers to (not so)...
The Work­ing Group on Cy­ber­se­cur­ity in Ar­bit­ra­tion has launched the 2020 Cy­ber­se­cur­ity Pro­tocol for In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion (“Pro­tocol”). The Pro­tocol sets valu­able guidelines for parties, ar­bit­rat­ors...
26 Nov 19
Tele­coms: Court of Ap­peal rul­ing on op­er­at­or’s right to sur­vey
The Court of Ap­peal has con­cluded that para­graph 3(d) of the Code shall be con­strued to in­clude an ex­press right for op­er­at­ors to enter upon land to un­der­take a sur­vey to as­sess suit­ab­il­ity for the in­stall­a­tion...