How will Ofcom’s role change in 2020?

On 30 April 2020 Ofcom published its work plan for 2020/21, which flags two new material upcoming changes in its role for 2020: becoming the regulator for on-line harms (aka dealing with ‘fake news’ on social media) enforcing the UK’s policy to limit/exclude Chinese network vendors from UK 5G network deployment. Ofcom explains: “…the UK … Read more

Welcome to Bratby Law

Welcome to Bratby Law. We are an English law boutique practice specialising in telecoms, digital and data. We open today, 1 July 2020, and after 26 years working in traditional law firms, telecom companies and a regulator, I am now working for myself. I am in equal parts excited and terrified. But maybe that is … Read more

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority issues guidance on cloud

On 7 July 2016, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued finalised guidance for authorised UK financial institutions use of cloud services. In a marked contrast to some other jurisdictions’ approach, this guidance is issued against a policy backdrop of FCA’s ‘Project Innovate’ which is a initiative to foster innovation and competition. The FCA say:

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