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Fintech brings together financial products and technology and is transforming the way the financial sector does business. Whether you are a financial institution embracing rapid changes to your existing business model or a challenger looking to disrupt traditional banking, fintech is about adapting to change and seizing new opportunities.

Facebook, data misuse and why it matters

As every news cycle brings further revelations about the alleged misuse of personal data by social media companies and political consultants, regulators, politicians and the public are more concerned than ever with what happens to information placed online, who has it and how it is being used. Read more.

Fintech in 2018 - Five trends to watch

We have only just begun to scratch the surface when it comes to the impact of technology on financial services but that small abrasion is revealing. We are making five bold predictions for the future of fintech – from how banks will re-imagine themselves, to where risks may arise and contaminate the financial system, and what the regulators may focus on. Read more.

View from Davos - Technology will it unite or divide us?

Technology was one of the dominant themes at the World Economic Forum in Davos. This year will see huge strides forward in artificial intelligence, more instances of state and non-state hacking and it will be the moment when people begin to grasp the potential of blockchain. In this extract from a debate we hosted in Davos, Gillian Tett, the Financial Times’ markets and finance columnist and US Managing Editor and Radek Sikorski, the former Defence and Foreign Minister of Poland, discuss how tech will develop in 2018 and how governments, companies and other players will deal with it. Read more.

Artificial Intelligence and the future for legal services

Artificial intelligence (AI) is growing at a phenomenal speed and is now set to transform the legal industry. We are enthusiastic early adopters of AI and other advanced technology tools to enable us to deliver a better service to our clients. In this paper, we look at the current state of the market and explore how things will develop in the coming months and years. Read more.

Artificial Intelligence: How do we make smarter decisions?

Artificial intelligence is disrupting the business of law. In this podcast about digital transformation in the legal sector, Paul Greenwood, Clifford Chance's Chief Information Officer explains how predictive algorithms can help lawyers analyse vast quantities of data and assess legal risk faster and more precisely.

Are Smart Contracts Contracts?

Will smart contracts prove that the future of contract lies in machine executable software code-agreements, or are they rather an unhappy hybrid, neither smart, nor contracts? Read more.

Big Data, big opportunities, big privacy

Big data analytics and techniques are becoming critical in fields beyond advertising and marketing, such as artificial intelligence, fintech and biotech. We look at a new guide developed by the Australian information commissioner and key privacy considerations for businesses engaging in big data activities. Read more.