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1.         Background The need for an ethical approach to the implementation of AI solutions has gained widespread acceptance in academic communities, the public sector and, increasingly, in commercial organisations.  A considerable industry has emerged providing commentary and guidance on the topic. A recent Harvard study has reviewed 36 different sets of AI ethical principles and […]…
Australian supermarket giant, Woolworths, was recently issued a record AUD$1,003,800 infringement notice by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), for multiple, significant breaches of the Spam Act 2003 (Cth). The ACMA found that Woolworths had committed more than five million breaches of Australian spam laws between 1 October 2018 and 17 July 2019 when […]…
On the 8th April 2020, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre issued a joint advisory note along with the US CISA /Homeland Security. The central message is a warning to all – individuals, SMEs, medium and large enterprises – of a surge in cyber-crime that is directly linked to the current COVID-19 situation. Both NCSC […]…
Hoaxes about the supposed benefits of anti-inflammatory drugs, drinking chloroquine, taking vitamin C or eating garlic soup: these are just a few examples of the type of online misinformation that has been circulating on social media in relation to COVID-19. This “infodemic” has become a source of political concern during the global health crisis, when […]…
So, you are sat at your home desk (or kitchen table or ironing board!) and you need to draft a contract for a new IT project. You have your company’s standard template, but what do you need to do differently given the unprecedented action from governments around the world to combat COVID-19? Here are some […]…
Blockchain has recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, but for many in the retail sector, it is still seen as “something for the future”. However, many retailers and tech companies are actively looking at ways to deploy blockchain technology (and its close relation, smart contracts) in their business. A recent report by the UCL Centre for […]…
Blockchain has recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, but for many in the retail sector, it is still seen as “something for the future”. However, many retailers and tech companies are actively looking at ways to deploy blockchain technology (and its close relation, smart contracts) in their business. A recent report by the UCL Centre for […]…