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KWM’s UK Dispute Resolution Round-Up – Q2

Digital & Technology

ESMA releases discussion paper on distributed ledger technology in securities markets

ESMA releases discussion paper on distributed ledger technology in securities markets.

10 June 2016
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Online platforms - travel agencies fined for cartel conduct

Phillip Girardet, EU, Competition & Regulatory partner, discusses how online platforms offer no special protection for possible cartel conduct following a recent CJEU decision.

23 May 2016
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Launch of “Cyber and the City: Making the UK financial and professional services sector more resilient to cyber attacks”

The report emphasises the need for companies to share details of cyber incidents and best practices across the financial sector.

European Parliament publishes new General Data Protection Regulation – new law will become enforceable on 25 May 2018

The European Parliament and the European Council published the new General Data Protection Regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union.

09 May 2016
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European Commission findings on geo-blocking in EU e-commerce sector – implications for businesses

European Commission finds widespread geo-blocking practices in the EU e-commerce sector. We discuss the story so far and what businesses can expect.

21 April 2016
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The Digital Single Market Strategy – what comes next?

We consider EU legislative developments resulting from the Digital Single Market Strategy, and possible implications for businesses.

21 April 2016
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Time for play? FCA announces launch date for Regulatory Sandbox

The FCA will launch its Regulatory Sandbox on 9 May, the next part of Project Innovate.

18 April 2016
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Two new priority areas in the FCA’s 2016/17 Business Plan

The FCA has published its Business Plan for 2016/17, setting out some of its planned work and priorities for the coming year.

08 April 2016
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European Commission unveils the EU-US Privacy Shield

The Privacy Shield: how will it impact on the pharmaceutical sector?

Regulation to facilitate innovation: British and Australian financial regulators sign agreement to support innovative businesses

In a world-first, the UK's FCA and the Australia's ASIC agree to framework for co-operation and referrals between the “Innovation Hub” of each regulator.

31 March 2016
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Pushing the boundaries: clips of cricket matches infringe copyright

The High Court finds that copyright in 8-second clips of cricket matches infringes copyright

31 March 2016
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Blockchain: a market overview

Corporate partner Andrew Wingfield talks through the potential of blockchain, the technology that powers the latest trend, bitcoin, in an article for TMT News.

22 March 2016
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