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(English) Managing AI along ethical lines

Sophia smiles, bats her eyelids and tells a joke. Without the mess of cables that make up the back of her head, you could almost mistake her for a human. The humanoid robot, created by Hanson robotics, is the first robot in the world to receive citizenship and she is also the first non-human to…

(English) The role of ESG in value creation

A corporate scandal can decimate share value, and not just in the immediate aftermath as the gory details hit the headlines. Shareholders in Volkswagen, Tesco, Toshiba and Rolls-Royce, all mired by significant wrong-doing, are still suffering damage some four years after the scandals emerged. The share price of all four companies is still 30-40 percentage…

(English) Explicit consent required

Elizabeth Denham, head of the ICO, has recently given a speech to the Direct Marketing Association setting out her latest thinking on GDPR.  In particular she says that claiming legitimate business interest will be limited and instead companies should be relying on obtaining unambiguous consent. She says in her speech « Until the e-privacy regulation comes into…

(English) GoodCorporation response to the Government consultation for changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures

GoodCorporation has worked for a number of Europe’s leading gambling organisations assessing the effectiveness of their responsible gambling controls. This has involved corporate responsibility reviews, code of conduct audits and mystery shopper exercises.   We recognise that the majority of gamblers do so safely and that many in the industry are working hard to implement a…

(English) Why are companies finding the GDPR such a challenge?

The introduction of the GDPR requires a mind-set change for companies, and that is why it is proving such a challenging subject. The logic of the law is to redress the balance in power between companies and citizens. The law starts from the basis that current data protection laws have failed and companies have taken…