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AI and the law

16 Feb 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

As far back as 2016, researchers at UCL London along with Sheffield and Pennsylvania universities created an AI system which predicted the outcomes of 584 real-world cases from the European Court of Human Rights to an accuracy of 79%. A US study pitted 20 top US corporate law professionals with decades of relevant experience against […]

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National Living Wage goes up on April 1st

14 Feb 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

The National Living Wage (‘NLW’) sets the statutory minimum hourly rate for workers aged 25 and over.  On April 1st it will increase from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour (an increase of 4.9%).  Hourly rates for worker aged under 25 will also increase by more than inflation.  A full-time minimum wage worker has seen their […]

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Brexit and taking your phone abroad

11 Feb 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

On June 15th 2017 EU rules came into force which banned roaming fees across the EU.  It gave mobile phone users the following protections: Users cannot be charged more for mobile services within the EU than in their home state (i.e. ‘roam like at home’ provisions to allow EU use of domestic voice/data bundles as […]

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Energy Update – 11th February 2019

11 Feb 2019 | Written by: jenni

AI – coming to an industry near you…

08 Feb 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

  AI and automation will only affect assembly workers in repetitive manufacturing jobs, yes ?  Wrong. A 2017 report by McKinsey estimated that by 2030 some 15% of the global workforce will need to change jobs due to AI and automation. What types of jobs will be most affected by AI ? Whilst AI and […]

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Energy Update – 5th February 2019

05 Feb 2019 | Written by: jenni

April 1st – Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting begins

04 Feb 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

UK companies whose shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange are already required to include environmental impact assessments in their annual reports. From April 1st a number of large unquoted companies (and LLPs) must comply with the ‘Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting’ (SECR) regulations (this can include not-for-profits and entities owned by universities or […]

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GDPR and a hard Brexit

30 Jan 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

We all know that GDPR regulations govern how data related to EU citizens is handled. When the UK quits EU – particularly in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit – the EU will consider adding the UK to the list of 11 territories having fully adequate data protection.  Because the EU has already twice […]

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Energy Update – 29th January 2019

29 Jan 2019 | Written by: jenni

£44m GDPR fine…

24 Jan 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

France’s data regulator fines Google £44m for “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the personalisation of advertisements”. https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252456221/50m-GDPR-fine-for-Google-is-a-wake-up-call-for-tech-giants

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