US Threats of a ‘Te(ch)xodus’ from the UK?

A recent BBC Article reports that US technology giants have warned that the economic and legal landscape in the UK is becoming less appealing for tech companies, such as Meta and Google. This is due to several developments which can be classed into two main categories: (1) Increasing UK legislative regulation, requiring tech giants to…

Apple’s Vision Pro Mixed Reality Headset Unveiled

Exciting news for those with an interest in the metaverse as Apple finally introduced its highly anticipated mixed reality headset, the Vision Pro, at its Worldwide Developers Conference. CEO Tim Cook expressed his belief in the profound potential of augmented reality, as he unveiled this futuristic device that resembles ski goggles and combines virtual reality…

Issues in the UK’s forthcoming Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill

On 6 May 2022 the Government confirmed its approach to strengthen digital competition regulation in the UK.[1] The UK is now on the verge of publishing the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill (the “Bill”) which will be broadly aligned with the EU’s Digital Markets Act (“DMA”). However, will the Bill be fit for purpose?…

Saving the WWW from the W3C

When Tim Berners-Lee created a system that used hypertext links to retrieve research papers at his research institute in Switzerland in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s he probably never thought his insight would spawn a worldwide commercial network. 30 years later we can see that people’s daily lives have been changed by the internet…

New telecoms security regulations and a Code of Practice set to be in place on 1 October 2022

The United Kingdom government wants to have new telecoms security regulations – together with a code of practice.  These will apply to network and service providers. The relevant department – the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport – conducted a consultation exercise for these new regulations and the code of practice from March to…