Beaver Fever

This is the first in a series of blog posts I’ll be writing over the coming year on ICO Fever.  To kick things off, I would introduce you to this interview with Bob Davenport, a regional director of the SEC, about the state of play in the world of securities fraud in the 1970s. Spoiler alert: it’s possible for things that are a lot more tangible than a crypto-token to constitute a security.  The beaver case was the big one.   The beaver case was a case called SEC versus Weaver’s Beaver Association. One defendant appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court,…

Listen to the privacy geeks…

Originally posted on Paul Bernal's Blog:
The story of Google’s AI subsidiary DeepMind took a not-unexpected turn this week when the ICO ruled that the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust failed to comply with the Data Protection Act when it provided patient details to DeepMind. This is the latest step in a saga that looks set to rumble on for some time – and one from which there are many, many lessons to be learned. One of those – sadly one that does not seem likely to be heeded as much as it should be – is that those involved…