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Insights and legal updates from our specialist public law solicitors.

13 February 2020

AI and Algorithmic Decision-Making in the Public Sector and Criminal Justice System

In recent years there has been lively discussion about artificial intelligence revolutionising the way we work and live our lives. In its policy paper on the AI Sector Deal, the UK government predicted that the development of AI technology could have the same dramatic impact on society as the invention of the printing press.

Fred Allen

11 February 2020

Environmental Information Regulations - a potential shift in approach by the ICO

A recent Decision Notice by the Information Commissioner deals with the application of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs) to private companies and points to a potential shift in approach by the ICO. 

Emily Carter

10 February 2020

Coronavirus regulations – what can the UK government do to prevent the spread of the novel virus?

This morning’s announcement that the Secretary of State, Matt Hancock, has determined that the incidence or transmission of novel Coronavirus constitutes a serious and imminent threat to public health, will give risk to important questions concerning the validity of limitations which may be imposed on day to day life to contain the spread of the virus.

Emily Carter

30 January 2020

What we know so far about the Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2020-21

On 23 January 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its consultation on its proposed Annual Plan for 2020/2021. The consultation sets out the CMA’s proposed main objectives and priorities for the coming year.

Mark Mills

18 December 2019

An early Christmas present for the tech sector from the CMA?

The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has today (18 December 2019) given the tech sector an early Christmas present by publishing its interim report on its market study, commenced earlier this year, into online platforms and digital advertising.

Alexander Torpey

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