Our global Tech Group Policy Unit assists clients in preparing responses to consultations and in alerting clients to the implications of government proposals.
The regulation of the tech space is evolving rapidly as governments around the world grapple with the legal implications of developments in a range of areas from e-commerce and connected vehicles to artificial intelligence, blockchain, data privacy and cybersecurity.
Public consultations and policy papers play an essential role in the process of regulating in new and rapidly developing areas and they provide vital opportunities for organisations to provide input into the policy process.
The combination of tech, legal and policy expertise ensures that the responses are targeted, informed and effective. The public policy practice can also advise on the legal aspects of consultations, including possible legal challenges and statutory requirements.
Clifford Chance also regularly submits comments to UK and European Commission consultations in a variety of areas, including financial services, competition law, contract law and more.
- Monitoring legislative initiatives on tech from political parties, policy makers, governments and regulators
- Drafting formal responses to consultation papers and monitoring consultation processes
- Stakeholder and policy maker mapping
- Drafting position papers and advocacy
- Attending stakeholder engagement meetings
- Preparing draft provisions of legislation or guidance