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Cross-sector code of conduct for AI – a solution with substance?

On 16 April 2018 the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence published a wide-ranging report on the status of artificial intelligence (“AI”) in the UK. The report, entitled “AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?” (available here), provides comprehensive coverage of critical issues relevant to the development and use of AI in

House of Lords Committee critical of “unacceptably wide” powers in the Withdrawal Bill

The House of Lords Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee has published a report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill which sets out its concerns on the “unfettered discretion” and “excessively wide legislative powers” given to Ministers by the Bill. The report is particularly critical of the so-called Henry VIII powers granted to Government by

Brexit: a play in four acts?

The stage is set for the Euro-drama of our time. We know that giving effect to the UK’s vote for Brexit could require as many as four sets of distinct but closely linked negotiations, or “acts”, dealing with the terms of: the UK’s withdrawal from the EU; the UK’s future relationship with the EU after

Parliament explains the relationship between the Commons and Lords

In the wake of the Government’s defeat on tax credits in the House of Lords, the House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper, “Conventions on the relationship between the Commons and the Lords“. At 23 pages long, the briefing paper is a helpful introduction to the various conventions that govern the relationship between

Judicial review reforms: anyone for ping pong?

On 1 December 2014, the House of Commons voted to reverse the proposed amendments of the House of Lords to the Government’s Criminal Justice and Courts Bill (the “Bill“).  The Bill, which seeks to reform access to judicial review in a number of important respects, has caused considerable controversy, and has been widely criticised by