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Communications and Media e-bulletin - April 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

Data has never before enjoyed such prominence on the business agenda. The increasing digitisation of business, together with the realisation that


UK Information Commissioner (ICO) makes good on promise to fine “nuisance callers”
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2016

The ICO received 175,330 reports of nuisance calls and texts from concerned people in 2014, prompting the ICO to call for changes in the Privacy and


ICO Issues Highest Fine for "Staggering" 46 Million Nuisance Calls
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 27 2016

The UK data protection regulator, the ICO, has issued its largest ever fine on the company behind 46 million automated nuisance calls. Prodial Ltd, a


Regulators take aim at the sharing economy
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 26 2016

The rise of the so-called sharing economy has been made possible by ubiquitous smartphone connectivity and online payment systems. Until recently


Weekly Roundup of Data Issues - 26 April 2016
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 26 2016

The UK government has published its final annual report on the UK Cyber Security Strategy, which was introduced in 2011 to help deal with the threat


mHealth - Wearables, technical innovation and Data Protection
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • April 22 2016

As the functionality and appearance of wearable devices improves, users are becoming ever keener to engage in the self-profiling offered, recording


Mobile World Congress 2016: Key challenges in an evolving mobile world
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 20 2016

Mobile World Congress ("MWC") 2016 was attended by Mark Howard and Dhana Doobay. Whilst this year's strapline, "Mobile is Everything", may have


White Collar Defense & Investigations - April 2016
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 12 2016

This round-up contains a summary by sector of certain key global regulatory developments which occurred during the first quarter of 2016. The sectors


Certain uncertainty: Ofcom’s strategic review of digital communications
  • FTI Consulting Inc
  • United Kingdom
  • April 11 2016

Ofcom published its much-anticipated Digital Communications Review (DCR) statement on 25th February 2016. The statement sets out Ofcom's initial


ICO enforcement action over the last month
  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2016

ICO enforcement action in March continued to focus on nuisance calls, staff training, responding to subject access requests on time with a criminal