Conor Brennan

Conor Brennan
Conor is an experienced consultant who advises clients in the data economy, insur-tech, and energy sectors.
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Driverless cars: Rush to promote testing through regulation

Written by Conor Brennan on 17 Jun 2014

The development of driverless cars has seen a resurgence of interest of late. This is no doubt partly due to the publicity Google generated from trialling the concept. But how have regulators reacted to the idea of driverless cars. Will regulation stand in the way or facilitate this giant leap forward in transport innovation?

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Short-term rental rules begin to take shape internationally; London announces its plans

Written by Conor Brennan on 09 Jun 2014

The last number of months have seen a swathe of new legislation regulating short-term rental across the globe. There are varying reasons for this and, consequently, many different approaches are being taken by policy-makers.  

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Regulators begin looking at promoting virtual currencies

Written by Conor Brennan on 04 Jun 2014

Last week the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is responsible for UK financial regulation, outlined plans to launch a policy hub for start-up companies including those in the virtual currency sector. Head of the FCA, Martin Wheatley (pictured), stated “it’s an imperative for the regulators to be standing on the right side of progress”.

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