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Sport & gaming

"You can't win anything with kids" - Minor's data in sport – returns and regulations

Over the last two decades, there has been an industry wide acceleration, in sports, towards collecting and processing athlete personal data. This article looks at the use cases and hurdles of using minor's data in sport.


Utah becomes fourth state to pass Consumer Privacy Act

On March 24, 2022, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed the Utah Consumer Privacy Act into law, making Utah the fourth state to pass a comprehensive consumer privacy law, and the first in a state with a Republican-controlled legislature.


Using Court orders to help recover stolen cryptocurrencies

On 4 March 2022, the Singapore High Court in CLM v CLN granted a proprietary injunction over stolen cryptocurrency assets against persons unknown, along with ancillary disclosure orders against cryptocurrency exchanges to assist in tracing the assets. This is the first reported Singapore decision on this issue.

Intellectual Property

Copyright and AI: protecting value throughout the AI process

In this short article we will discuss how copyright may offer protection to investments in AI, especially in cases where AI software may fall short of patent protection.


Australian Privacy Commissioner's case against Facebook to carry on: Facebook found to be 'carrying on business' in Australia

The recent decision of the Full Federal Court of Australia in Facebook Inc v Australian Information Commissioner provides some clarity on the meaning of the phrase 'carrying on business' in Australia in the digital age.

Media & entertainment

Level Up: A guide to the video games industry - Level 4 - Third-party IP

In Level 4 of the Guide, we examine how third-party IP is used in connection with the development and promotion of video games and common pitfalls for key stakeholders to avoid.


Latest Podcast

The Climate Lawyer: Climate Meets Venture Capital (with Rich Kim & Mona Alsubaei)

There's no path to net zero without innovation, and nobody knows innovation like venture capital. What does it mean to be a climate VC investor? Find out in the fourth episode of The Clifford Chance Podcast series, 'The Climate Lawyer', where host Richard Kim (counsel, Düsseldorf) is joined by Mona Alsubaei, a member of the investment team at Union Square Ventures (USV) and specialist in climate tech investing.


Latest Webinar

'What is the Metaverse? Will it change the world, and why should I care? - Webinar

As investment floods into the Metaverse – a collection of immersive, integrated, virtual worlds where users can live, work and play – our panel of experts explored the practical applications of the Metaverse and the legal issues that will arise as it grows.

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Media & entertainment

The Metaverse: What are the legal implications?

As a growing number of tech companies invest heavily in the metaverse – which allows users to live, work and play in alternative virtual worlds – we explore the legal issues that it may give rise to, including data security and privacy, IP, copyright, and antitrust.


The Data Act: A proposed new framework for data access and porting within the EU

On 23 February the European Commission published a much-anticipated proposal for a Regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data, commonly referred to as the Data Act.In this article we look at what the data act is and what does it aim to achieve? and where does the Data Act fit within the existing data-related EU regulatory framework ?


Google Analytics declared illegal in France –'Big Tech' and business competitiveness at risk in the EU

As it stands, the future of Google Analytics in the EU looks quite compromised. Certain workaround options could be explored but they do not seem to be sufficient.


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Global Fintech Update

Our weekly global fintech round-up, summarises fintech regulatory developments that have happened around the world along with our Clifford Chance fintech publications and upcoming events

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Tech Policy Unit Horizon Scanner

The Tech Policy Unit Horizon Scanner is our monthly dive into the key tech policy and legislative developments around the world.

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Sustainability: ESG Developments

This monthly newsletter is intended to assist banks, financial investors and corporates in keeping up to date with ESG developments.

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Clifford Chance International Festival of Fintech

With the theme of Building a thriving and sustainable fintech ecosystem for the future, our International Festival of Fintech consists of three days of fintech webinars featuring expert panel discussions and fireside chats with industry leaders and rising stars, each focused on the fast-changing world of financial technology and tackling related legal and regulatory issues. 

Introduced by Simon Crown and Paul Landless, co-heads of the firm's fintech practice, our internal team of fintech experts will be joined on the virtual stage by speakers from 22 fintech firms, financial institutions, corporates, policy makers and industry associations.

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