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AI and outsourcing: What’s the future for relationships and contracts? (Part two)

What follows is based on our combined experience of around 52 years of legal advice to the IT and outsourcing industries, and how we’ve seen outsourcing relationships and agreements develop to accommodate waves of new IT infrastructure, technologies, systems, applications and business processes. We look broadly at the key areas of focus for customers within…

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Law student ‘unfairly disciplined’ after reporting data breach blunder

A former student at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) says he was hauled over the coals by the college for having acted responsibly and “with integrity” in reporting a security blunder that left sensitive information about students exposed. Bartek Wytrzyszczewski faced misconduct proceedings after alerting the college to a data breach exposing…

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Australia’s Qantas apologises for mobile app data breach

Australian flag carrier Qantas has apologised to fliers after a glitch in its mobile application temporarily enabled some customers to view the flights and booking details of other frequent fliers on two separate occasions. The airline said that no financial information was exposed, and nor were any users able to transfer or use frequent flier…

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Open Rights Group accuses LiveRamp of ‘unlawful’ data processing

Privacy campaigners have submitted formal complaints to UK and French data regulators against online advertising and data brokerage company LiveRamp, claiming it’s “privacy-invasive profiling” breaks European data protection laws. Open Rights Group (ORG) – which submitted two separate complaints to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the French Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des…

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The new data landscape: how will the new UK-US data bridge affect businesses?

After much deliberation, the UK-US data bridge finally took effect on 12 October. This new framework is expected to speed up processes and increase opportunities for companies that are exporting data-enabled services. Previously, organisations that wanted to do this had to have contract clauses in place to guarantee UK data protection and privacy standards are…

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TikTok fined €345m under GDPR for failing to protect children’s privacy

TikTok, the video-sharing social medial platform, is to be fined €345m for failing to protect children’s privacy. Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) announced the fine against the video-sharing app for breaches of the GDPR data protection law. TikTok exposed children aged 13 to 17 to risks by making their accounts publicly available by default and…

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Law firm Fieldfisher launches data breach management tool

Fieldfisher, a London-headquartered law firm specialising in data protection and privacy issues across Europe, has launched a data breach assessment and management tool developed in collaboration with Lawcadia, a Brisbane-based supplier of technology platform services for the legal sector. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) expert Fieldfisher, which advises clients in 12 countries, wanted to give…

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Executive interview: ManageEngine president Rajesh Ganesan on the ‘three Ws’ of digital change

To measure the maturity of digital transformation, companies need to review the status of the so-called “three Ws”: workforce, workplace and workloads. That is, having a workforce – which includes all of a company’s business partners and stakeholders – capable of working from anywhere securely and with a good experience, using any workload or tool…

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TUC launches AI taskforce for workers’ rights and societal benefit

The Trades Union Congress has launched an AI “taskforce” and is calling for new laws to safeguard workers’ rights and ensure the technology has broad social benefits. The taskforce, which the TUC said will corral specialists in law, technology, politics, HR and the voluntary sector, will publish an AI and Employment Bill early in 2024.…

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MPs say UK at real risk of falling behind on AI regulation

The government should introduce artificial intelligence (AI)-specific legislation in the next session of Parliament or there is a danger the UK will be “left behind” by legislation being developed elsewhere, MPs have warned. In an interim report published 31 August 2023 by the House of Commons Science, Innovation and Technology Committee (SITC) as part of…

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