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Tech Law Trends for 2022: Kemp IT Law Webinar


Date and Time: 09.00-10.00 (UK time), Thursday, 2nd December 2021

Metaverse. Digital Assets. NFTs. Data fabric. TIAs. Cybersecurity mesh. Generative AI. Exponentiality. As we leave 2021 – with more than its fair share of TLAs and buzzwords – the cloud driven “tech intensity” that has fuelled all technology industries since the start of the pandemic is itself intensifying.


As ever, tech law struggles to keep up. Although it’s always got there in the end, the gap between technology’s leading edge and where the law is has never been greater.

Lawyers from top UK tech practice Kemp IT Law have for many years looked forward to see what current trends have in store for tech law in the year ahead.  What’s unique this year is the combination of “tech intensity” and growing societal calls for change.

In this webinar, we’ll be exploring:

  • what these macro trends mean for tech law developments in 2022;
  • their impact on contracting, regulation and intellectual property; and
  • the changes we might expect next year in the areas of AI, blockchain, data, platforms, digital assets and the metaverse.



09.00  Session opens
09.00 – 09.05:  Welcome – Richard Kemp, Partner
09.05 – 09.15:  AI and digital assets in 2022 Chris Kemp, Senior Associate

  • What AI and blockchain regulation are we likely to see in 2022?
  • What are the key AI and blockchain contracting trends for 2022
09.15 – 09.25:  Data protection in 2022 – Eleanor Hobson, Associate

  • Route map for development of UK data protection law in 2022
  • Hot topics for 2022 – Schrems II, UK divergence? More national laws?
09.25 – 09.35  Digital Regulation in 2022 – Richard Kemp

  • Platform Regulation – EU Digital Services Act, UK Online Harms Bill, Web 3.0
  • Competition law with teeth?
09.35 – 09.50  Intellectual Property in 2022 – Deirdre Moynihan, Partner

  • IP in AI, digital assets and the Metaverse – copyright and trade secrets in a mixed reality world
  • Getting to grips with the ‘communication to the public’ right
09.50 – 10.00:  Q&A/discussion
10.00:  Session closes  



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