Macro matters: Global themes for 2023
The world economy enters the new year on shaky ground. The post-pandemic rebound is losing steam. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the geopolitical fallout is being felt across the globe. Inflation, rising interest rates and the strong US dollar are impacting countries in every region of the world. Major advanced economies are set to slow – or even contract - in 2023,…
Top in Tech: Interview with John Edwards, UK Information Commissioner
On the latest episode of Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by John Edwards, the UK Information Commissioner, for a wide-ranging conversation on data privacy and big tech, reform of the UK’s GDPR, the independence of the ICO, Edward's decision to intervene with Lancashire Police, ‘government by WhatsApp’ and much more.
The geopolitics of tax: what if BEPS fails?
In November 2021, over 135 countries signed up to the OECD / G20 ‘Inclusive Framework’ to reform international taxation rules. The two-pillar plan aims to ensure that multinationals pay their fair share of tax wherever they operate, regardless of where they are headquartered. The agreement looked like a triumph for multilateralism. But 18 months on, the two supposedly…
The new politics of money
This week on the podcast, the Global Counsel financial services team surveys the new regulatory landscape created by the rise of digital and cryptocurrencies.
The old, the accelerated and the new: three ways of thinking about generative AI policy
Platforms such as ChatGPT and DALL-E are revolutionising how we create, communicate, learn, and work, with millions of users globally leveraging the benefits. However, just as quickly as generative AI technologies entered the spotlight, so did concerns about how these tools could be used to cause harm. Policymakers across the globe are under pressure to ensure that…
Silicon Valley Bank - the regulatory response, the political fallout and what it means for policy
The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has unleashed global concern over the health of the banking sector and triggered newfound worries about the strength of the tech industry. Regulators in the US have taken dramatic action to secure deposits in the bank. In the UK, HSBC has assumed control over the firm's UK unit in a rescue deal facilitated by the government.