The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has released its Draft International Standards for Drone Operations for a public consultation. Drone professionals, academics, businesses, and the general public is invited to submit comments by 21 Jan 2019. Worldwide adoption is scheduled for 2019.
The legal services sector is not immune from the impact of technology. Neither is it immune to its perceived utility and value by both consumers and businesses. All sectors of enterprise go through a phase where tradition, specialist skills and powerful franchises appear to provide genetic protection from external pathogens! Caveat venditor!
Software vendors have a responsibility to help customers comply with the GDPR. In fact, their role is clearly defined in the regulation – Article 25 – Data protection by design and by default. Vendors need to proactively consider how their technology could potentially be used in a negative context and put in place controls to reduce the risks to users.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is powering China in its technological push. A law school in Peking University has opened a new research centre to examine how AI can impact China’s legal system. Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies have received a boost to their powers with AI-powered solutions for surveillance and monitoring. However, the recently enacted cybersecurity law raises some concerns beyond its stated jurisdiction.
Nesta has designed a programme called Flying High, in conjunction with Innovate UK, to develop plans to bring drones to five cities across the UK. Bradford, London, Preston, Southampton, and the West Midlands region (covering Birmingham, Coventry, and Wolverhampton) will be taking up the challenge to develop a path for the safe and effective integration of drones.