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“Unfriend me”: social media, discipline and discharge
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • January 13 2015

It is no secret that social media platforms are changing the way we communicate, the way we inform ourselves, and the way we do business. In fact

E-commerce: consumer information: hyperlink inadequate
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union
  • December 31 2012

E-commerce websites that do not provide access to information set out in Directive 977 relating to consumer protection in respect of distance contracts

French court orders the blockade on The Pirate Bay
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 14 2015

France has become the latest of a long list of countries to have blocked access to The Pirate Bay website following a ruling of the Paris Court

Cookie regulation not just a European issue: regulator issues guidance on California's online privacy protection and its recent Do Not Track amendments
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • May 27 2014

California’s Attorney General issued much-awaited guidance following recent Do Not Track amendments to the California Online Privacy Protection Act

High Court awards "headline" damages against Times Newspapers for failure to remove defamatory material from website
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • May 27 2014

A recent High Court case, in which Times Newspapers Ltd ("TNL") was ordered to pay a claimant £60,000 in damages in respect of a defamatory story

Civil Court of Rome rules hosting provider not liable for user generated content
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • October 14 2013

The Civil Court of Rome took a decisive position on ISP liability in the lawsuit served against the Wikimedia Foundation by a former Italian Minister

Change to EU rules on e-commerce and VAT...and the impact on VAT and regulatory compliance, consumer protection, systems design and pricing structures
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union
  • June 18 2012

New rules coming into effect from 1 January 2015 will have a major impact on suppliers of e-commerce services to consumers within the EU, as well as on providers of online billing and payment systems for such supplies

Costs order enforced by direct debit of Alipay account Jiangsu Nanjing People’s Intermediate Court
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • China
  • September 11 2012

A court has enforced outstanding court costs by directly debiting a defendant’s “Alipay” account

ALRC copyright and the digital economy update
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 14 2012

On 20 August 2012, the ALRC released its first issues paper for its Inquiry into Copyright and the Digital Economy in Australia

Spain - first cookies enforcement
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Spain
  • March 18 2014

The Spanish Data Protection Authority "DPA" (Procedure No. 003212013) has recently imposed fines on two companies for using cookies on their