The European Commission is planning to propose a new Digital Services Act before the end of 2020, which would give the EU greater powers to monitor big tech companies.
In order to clear a backlog of criminal law cases, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has announced plans to have juries hear High Court trials in selected Odeon cinemas. Jurors will remotely observe trials in an environment that is compliant with social distancing regulations.
The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill (2020) is a piece of legislation brought forward by the Scottish National Party (SNP) to make sure hate crime laws are “fit for the 21st Century”. It has drawn criticism from many sources for potentially limiting freedom of speech.
This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) season largely coincided with nationwide lockdown and strict social distancing. This was very alarming for companies, who have a statutory obligation to hold their meeting within six months of the financial year. Companies were forced to adapt to new legal rules and technology which has thrown the future of physical AGMs into question.