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The UK will be the best place in the world to deploy connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) over the next 10 years, provided the country avoids a 'no deal' Brexit, an automotive industry association has said. 15 Apr 2019
Businesses in Europe exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) will be given a chance this summer to pilot the use of new ethical guidelines, the European Commission has said. 10 Apr 2019
Automotive manufacturers selling vehicles in China are subject to strict rules governing product safety and must follow procedures set by a regulator when undertaking recalls. Manufacturers face financial losses, regulatory fines and significant reputational...
The discovery of defects in products is not unusual and the implications of a defect can be significant. Failing or unsafe products can affect a company's reputation and rectification can cost billions, if it is even possible. It can mire a company in litigation...
European law requires food businesses to ensure that only food which is safe is placed on the market. These requirements affect all stages of production, processing and distribution of food.
The criminal law imposes duties on both employers and suppliers to ensure that products provided for use at work are safe and free from risk. Failure to discharge these duties exposes businesses to the prospect of investigation by the regulators.
Along with a detailed regulatory regime, manufacturers and suppliers of products for use by UK consumers and in UK workplaces are bound by contractual and non-contractual obligations.
The UK's consumer product safety regulatory regime is broadly derived from EU legislation, which imposes obligations on each of the players in the supply chain from manufacturer through to distributor.
Plans to require judges and magistrates to consider additional contextual information when weighing up aggravating and mitigating factors during the sentencing process for particular offences have been published for consultation by the Sentencing Council.... 13 Mar 2019
ANALYSIS: Manufacturers, importers and distributors are ill-prepared to handle the implications of a no-deal Brexit on product safety, despite a flurry of guidance from the UK government. 11 Mar 2019