Getting out of a (data) scrape: global statement published for the protection of publicly accessible personal data online

On 24 August 2023, in conjunction with data protection authorities in eleven other countries, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) published a joint statement regarding data scraping and the protection of privacy. Data scraping refers to an automated means of extracting data from the web. While not in itself illegal, data protection authorities have reported…

The dark side of design: the ICO and CMA call for businesses to rethink their website layouts

The Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) and the Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) have made clear in a recent report, Harmful design in digital markets, that online choice architecture (‘OCA’) must be designed in such a way that online users are not tricked or ‘nudged’ into giving away more personal data than they would have done…

UK’s World Leading Approach on Artificial Intelligence – White Paper outlines 5 guideline principles for responsible use of AI

The UK Government’s consultation on questions contained in its AI white paper for the implementation of a pro-innovation approach for AI regulation has now closed and further guidance on how to achieve the five principles (listed below) is expected. With these principles in place, the aim is for consumers to have more confidence to use…

AI – Cybersecurity and Standardisation – The EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) Report

As artificial intelligence (“AI”) continues to evolve, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (“ENISA”) has recently published an overview report on AI cybersecurity and standards. ENISA states that: “The overall objective of the present document is to provide an overview of standards (existing, being drafted, under consideration and planned) related to the cybersecurity of artificial…