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Insurtech: the future of insurance and insurance regulation

23 February 2017

Late last year, UK motor insurer Admiral announced that it would offer discounts to customers based on their social media history. The applicant would install an Admiral app on their Facebook profile, and Admiral’s algorithm would then review and analyse their Facebook posts to identify whether they were a high or low risk driver. Low risk drivers would be offered a substantial discount.

EU data protection: this time it’s personal

22 February 2017

New EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were agreed at the end of last year, and are set to replace current UK Data Protection Act 1998 laws from 28 May 2018.

The evolving face of health insurance in the UAE

20 February 2017

Individuals and organisations resident in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) need to be aware of local legal requirements regarding health insurance.  Otherwise, they run the risk of encountering difficulties with the UAE regulators.  This article addresses those legal requirements.

The out of hours response to dangerous defects

17 February 2017

The Court of Appeal decides that there has to be some means of responding quickly to complaints from members of the public of serious and dangerous defects in the road.

Clarification of tour operator liability for sickness claims

16 February 2017

We have a clear binding judgment from the Court of Appeal which provides clarity to the travel industry. This is following the suggestion that strict liability applied to all-inclusive holiday sickness claims (Hutchinson and others v First Choice [2006], Kempson & Kempson v First Choice [2007], and Antcliffe and others v Thomas Cook [2012]).

Insurtech: the future of insurance and insurance regulation

23 February 2017

Late last year, UK motor insurer Admiral announced that it would offer discounts to customers based on their social media history. The applicant would install an Admiral app on their Facebook profile, and Admiral’s algorithm would then review and analyse their Facebook posts to identify whether they were a high or low risk driver. Low risk drivers would be offered a substantial discount.

EU data protection: this time it’s personal

22 February 2017

New EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) were agreed at the end of last year, and are set to replace current UK Data Protection Act 1998 laws from 28 May 2018.

The evolving face of health insurance in the UAE

20 February 2017

Individuals and organisations resident in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) need to be aware of local legal requirements regarding health insurance.  Otherwise, they run the risk of encountering difficulties with the UAE regulators.  This article addresses those legal requirements.

The out of hours response to dangerous defects

17 February 2017

The Court of Appeal decides that there has to be some means of responding quickly to complaints from members of the public of serious and dangerous defects in the road.

Clarification of tour operator liability for sickness claims

16 February 2017

We have a clear binding judgment from the Court of Appeal which provides clarity to the travel industry. This is following the suggestion that strict liability applied to all-inclusive holiday sickness claims (Hutchinson and others v First Choice [2006], Kempson & Kempson v First Choice [2007], and Antcliffe and others v Thomas Cook [2012]).