Archive: January 2022

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Privacy in a parallel digital universe: The Metaverse

January 28, 2022

For many years, the immersive three-dimensional digital world has been left to the cinematic experience. However, the emergence of the metaverse presents an opportunity to translate everyday activities – working, attending a concert, travelling, shopping, socializing – into a parallel digital universe.

Meta: Cracking the door open for data-related class actions?

January 27, 2022

The announcement on 14 January 2022 of a proposed competition collective action against Meta (formerly Facebook) is the latest in a number of collective actions against the tech giants, including Apple and Google, and is of particular interest owing to the subject matter – namely data collection practices.

Open source software licence obligations: Potential pitfalls for proprietary trained neural networks

January 19, 2022

Open source software and components can provide useful building blocks to reduce development time and effort.