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Activist loses world’s first court challenge over facial recognition technology

Ed Bridges, 36, from Cardiff, brought the challenge at the High Court after claiming his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a peaceful anti-arms protest in 2018.

His lawyers argued the use of automatic facial recognition (AFR) by South Wales Police caused him “distress” and violated his privacy and data protection rights by processing an image taken of him in public.


An international lawyer sets out his vision of AI regulation

In recent years there has been a deluge of articles describing, often in apocalyptic terms, the imminent and fundamental changes to the social and political fabric artificial intelligence will bring  Our roads will soon be brimming with autonomous or semiautonomous cars, weaving in seamless formation according to the whims of an algorithm digesting data in… Read More


Ulster Bank sues Apple data centre objector

One of the original objectors to Apple’s Athenry data centre plans is being sued by Ulster Bank over a loan for a data centre of his own. Brian McDonagh, from Co Wicklow, Ireland, is locked in a dispute with Ulster Bank over the repayment of a €22 million (approx. £19.5 million) loan taken out for… Read More


Kaspersky sues Dutch newspaper for defamation

Embattled security firm Kaspersky has taken its fight against ‘fake news’ to the next level by suing Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf for defamation. The Russian cybersecurity company, led by Eugene Kaspersky, is taking the paper to court after it ran a sensational story about a female hacker gaining access to Kaspersky’s corporate network and obtaining a… Read More


Law firms expect job cuts due to artificial intelligence

Lawyers at some of the biggest firms in London expect job losses in their workplaces because of artificial intelligence. Research from commercial property company CBRE has found that nearly half of the largest law firms in London think that junior and support roles will be reduced due to the introduction of artificial intelligence. 5% of… Read More



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