Region: United Kingdom

Stability AI fails to cut UK Getty lawsuit

A High Court judge has refused to dismiss claims targeting Stability AI’s Stable Diffusion image generation model.

01 December 2023

UK data bills progress through Parliament – but no AI regime in sight

As two key digital initiatives return to Parliament, stakeholders and policymakers are expressing concern the government is pressing ahead without creating a full AI regulatory regime.

01 December 2023

UK data protection bill progresses to House of Lords

The UK’s new data protection bill has advanced to its next stage of consideration, despite attempts by the opposition Labour Party to gain more time to consider a stack of recently-filed amendments.

29 November 2023

AI regulation bill introduced to UK parliament

A bill submitted to the House of Lords would set up a central AI regulatory regulator – but it is unlikely that the legislation will become law.

27 November 2023

More rules, fewer deals: AI newsletter 27 November 2023

AI continues to be affected or unaffected by the general downturn in tech investment, depending on how you look at: deals by volume are down compared to Q2, while the total value of all funding has risen slightly. Elsewhere 19 countries have signed a joint agreement on guidelines for secure AI system development – a spark of international cooperation following the Bletchley promises.

27 November 2023

UK government amends DPDI bill

New amendments will affect ICO statutory codes, subject access requests and more in the planned update to the UK’s data protection framework.

27 November 2023

Q&A: ICO AI official Sophia Ignatidou

Sophia Ignatidou leads the UK Information Commissioner’s Office AI and data science unit. She tells GDR about upcoming guidance, balancing data protection and competition, and the resourcing struggles faced by regulators getting to grips with the new technology.

24 November 2023

Expert unpacks Online Safety Act AI implications

While the recently enacted UK Online Safety Act does not directly regulate AI, the technology is not completely off the hook.

24 November 2023

ICO issues private sector reprimand

The Information Commissioner’s Office has reprimanded a company over a data breach that affected bank details and medical information.

23 November 2023

High Court paves way for neural network patents

A judge has overturned a UK Intellectual Property Office decision to reject a patent for an artificial neural network.

23 November 2023

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