Category: law

Explore the RegTech Revolution

Regtech can help mitigate risk in the property sector

If estate agents want to defeat criminal activity, they must be willing to incorporate more specialised regulatory technology (regtech) into their processes. Regtech that features advanced ‘augmented intelligence’ solutions can significantly ease the legislative burden for businesses. These solutions use hundreds of terms in multiple languages to perform real-time searches on the surface and deep…
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27th November 2019 0

7 Tech Trends to Watch Out for In 2020

This current year has already ushered in a tidal wave of tech innovations, from the rise of social robots and personal assistants to Amazon Prime’s one-day delivery gamble and the proliferation of voice search. The latter alone became a $1.8B retail segment in the US in 2017 and is predicted to rise to around $40B by 2022. Amazon Prime’s…
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22nd October 2019 0

Digital Transformation: Beware the Legal Details

Digital transformation can be a prime opportunity for a company’s growth and development, however, it can also be a prime opportunity for cybercriminals, according to Dan Hanson, SVP of management liability & client experience with Marsh & McLennan Agency. Cybercriminals have found that targeting companies when they are in a state of flux, such as…
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20th August 2019 0

The European Commission’s latest move means the UK will face stricter finance regulations after Brexit

Europe’s political top dogs have laid out the EU’s regulations regarding cross-border financial services trade. For Britain, this could mean stricter rules when the country leaves the EU. The European Commission has announced it is taking stock to its rules regarding equivalence in the area of financial services. In short, equivalence means ensuring that the…
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2nd August 2019 0

Smart Contracts Are No Problem for the World’s Legal Systems, so Long as They Behave Like Legal Contracts

Cryptocurrencies have been a headache (if not a nightmare) for the law. Ever since Ross Ulbricht launched the Silk Road online marketplace in February 2011, Bitcoin and its ilk have been disrupting the ability of authorities to police the globe, and to ensure that norms, regulations and laws are being observed. For a while, it…
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8th February 2019 0

The swift climb of regtech: How technology is transforming regulatory compliance

Having emerged from obscurity to be the new buzzword, here’s what you must know about regtech. Worldwide, financial services in all forms are subject to extensive regulatory supervision for the protection of a large number of stakeholders. Regulatory compliance – characterised by long and tedious processes and costs – has largely been considered a “necessary…
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6th February 2019 0

New contract battleground for AI in law

Managing mountains of contracts held by in-house legal departments is emerging as the next big battleground for artificial intelligence in law. Cambridge-based start-up Luminance has revealed a move into the corporate market by announcing that financial services company Think Money Group had adopted its technology – up to now, installed mainly in law firms – to…
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14th November 2018 0