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13 September 2019
A deliberate design feature of Bitcoin is that it enables users to buy or sell anything without revealing their identity. Yet, paradoxically, all Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on blockchain. Now, as seen in recent cases, enterprising...
12 September 2019
The Government has ambitions for the UK to become the world’s most innovative economy and at the forefront of future technologies, but it says that without Government intervention and support from industry, the full economic and societal benefits of technology...
FTC's $5 Billion Penalty Against Facebook: Momentum Builds For Increased U.S. Regulatory Focus On Data Privacy
14 August 2019
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a record-breaking $5 billion penalty against Facebook for a series of data privacy violations culminating in last year's Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine is far larger than any that has ever been imposed...
12 August 2019
2 August 2019
Many of the world’s largest asset management firms are exploring the potential of crypto-funds, but what are they, what are the risks, how are they regulated, how do you set one up and who has custody of the assets? These were some of the questions discussed...
31 July 2019
Protectionism and a looming tech war between China and the West may dominate current headlines, but there is an urgent need to work together to develop global frameworks around innovation and the safety of technology, Jeroen Ouwehand, Global Senior Partner, said...
30 July 2019
There has been much discussion around the appropriate treatment and characterisation of cryptotokens, both under English law and internationally. At the date of writing the current value of the largest virtual currency in existence, Bitcoin, is $185bn, the value...
25 July 2019
The UK Government has launched a consultation on how the financial services, utilities and communications sectors could benefit from open and accessible data sharing. The "Smart Data" initiative aims to boost productivity and innovation, promote competition...
23 July 2019
Competition policy has moved to the first rank of policy debate around the world, and has even become the subject of slogans in political campaigns. Speakers at the Chatham House Competition Policy Conference on 23 May 2019 identified various issues that are driving...
Clifford Chance becomes the first law firm in Germany to launch an integrated Innovation & Best Delivery Hub
23 July 2019
Clifford Chance has become the first commercial law firm in Germany to launch an integrated digitalisation and legal tech centre based at its Frankfurt office. The hub further strengthens the Firm's innovation capacity in Germany. Forming a key element of the Firm’s...