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A roundup of recent cyber related developments including: non-material damages under the GDPR; data protection laws in Asia-Pacific; cyber attacks in the education sector; regulation of cryptoassets; blockchain in the pharmaceutical industry; challenges presented by autonomous vehicles; and algorithms as a new emerging risk.
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. The shift towards transport in which machines are increasingly taking control from humans raises fundamental considerations around public safety, ethical dilemmas and where liability rests when accidents occur. It also means a major shift in the amount of data that is collected by vehicles, and how that data is stored and used.
We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our insurance and disputes practice with the hire of partner Jamie Kellick to our Dubai office from Addleshaw Goddard.
Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will herald dramatic changes for the motor insurance market according to our recently published report.
The usual marine risks covered by policies include “malicious acts”. A number of recent cases have considered the types of claims which are recoverable as “malicious acts” with some, perhaps, surprising results.
Partner Mark Lloyd, who is also Chairman of the Admiralty Solicitors Group and Director of Maritime London, reviews the UK government’s latest thinking on the state of the marine industry and the way ahead.
Cyber risk insurance is generally available to cover organisations for first-party and third-party financial loss, disruption or damage to reputation resulting from some sort of failure of its technological systems (affirmative cover).
British people are the least supportive nation in their attitude towards driverless cars, or indeed any form of autonomous vehicle (AV), according to a study across six territories (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong).
As one of the largest studies on attitudes towards autonomous vehicles to date, our new report explores public support across the globe and insights from key industry leaders.
In ancient times, we bowed to oracles that interpreted the rustling of oak-leaves, the flights of birds or the murmuring of the waters from a sacred spring. Nowadays, corporations resort to the latest state-of-the-art techniques of ‘data science’.