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Network interference - a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of the social media phenomenon
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 22 2014

Social media is a revolution in the way in which corporations communicate with consumers. This White Paper will help you to maximise the huge

Hyperlinking to unauthorised content does not itself constitute copyright infringement, says Advocate General
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union
  • April 25 2016

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has stated in a legal opinion that posting a link to a website that contains "freely

The European digital single market: where are we now?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union
  • October 21 2015

It has been a busy few months for the European Commission. When the Commission announced its plans for the Digital Single Market (DSM) on 6 May, many

Do employers have the right to read employees’ private emails?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 18 2016

A recent European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) case (Barbulescu -v- Romania) has attracted much publicity in the UK press as giving employers the

European Commission shows concern over the slow development of the Do-Not-Track standard
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union
  • November 14 2012

Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, has signalled her concern over the progress of the adoption of the Do-Not-Track (DNT) standard, which is being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as a universal mechanism to communicate relevant consent or lack of consent to the tracking of individuals’ web data

New German VAT rules in eCommerce as of January 2015
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 28 2014

Although online shop providers had to implement extensive changes to consumer rights (in particular, the new rules regarding the right of withdrawal

The customer’s always right how new UK consumer regulations will affect online digital content providers
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 8 2014

On 13 June 2014, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (the Regulations) will come into force

Court ruling reinforces the 'right to be forgotten' on social media sites
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Ireland
  • November 11 2013

The "right to be forgotten" is a hot topic of discussion in the context of imminent EU Data Protection Reform. Article 17 of the new EU General Data

EU and U.S. sign joint declaration to make Internet safer for children
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • January 29 2013

This post was written by Cynthia O'Donoghue. EU Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes, responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe, and U.S

French CNIL urges Google to postpone the launch of its integrated platform and raises serious doubts about Google's compliance with European data privacy directive
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union
  • March 1 2012

February 2012 will last as a milestone of an unprecedented fight between the Working Party 29, which comprises the European Data Protection Agencies, and Google