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Clifford Chance


UK national security reviews: lower thresholds for more sectors

24 June 2020

The UK government is lowering the thresholds at which it can carry out a national security review for acquisitions of targets with activities involving artificial intelligence (AI), advanced materials or cryptographic authentication. It has also clarified that it can intervene in investments on the basis of the need to maintain UK capabilities to deal with public health emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic.

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