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New telemarketing rules
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • April 18 2011

The Italian Data Protection Authority (the Garante) has issued a new Regulation on the use of personal data for telemarketing activities

Publishing house fined 300,000 for unauthorised data disclosure
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Spain
  • May 17 2011

The Spanish Supreme Court has upheld a decision of the Spanish Data Protection Agency imposing a 300,000 fine on a publishing house for disclosing personal data of former clients to third companies for marketing purposes without obtaining the prior consent of the individuals concerned

“Privacy Implications for Organisational Use of Social Network” information leaflet
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Hong Kong
  • July 4 2014

With the increasing use of social networks by businesses, the PCPD has published an information leaflet on "Privacy Implications for Organisational

Russia extends the application of anti-piracy legislation
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Russia
  • December 18 2014

In August 2013 Russia introduced country-wide blocking injunctions for the rights owners of movies and TV shows and codified safe harbor principles

New guidance on direct marketing
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Hong Kong
  • January 29 2013

On 15 January 2013, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data ("Commissioner") published the New Guidance on Direct Marketing ("New Guidance"). The

Criminal conviction for web video
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • April 13 2010

On 24 February 2010, the Court of Milan sentenced to six months' imprisonment three managers and former executives of Google; the sentences have been suspended, however, so the Court has not actually ordered any imprisonment

Superior Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro rejects preliminary injunction to prohibit internet company from displaying video reports relating to the World Cup
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • September 21 2010

The Superior Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro has rejected a request for a preliminary injunction filed by a television company against a large internet company which prohibited the latter from displaying on its website video reports about the World Cup for more than 48 hours after a game

Direct marketing compliance less than 1 month to go
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Hong Kong
  • March 11 2013

The new direct marketing regime introduced by the Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance ("PDPAO") comes into effect on 1 April 2013, less

The grace period for the use of personal data for advertising purposes expires on August 31, 2012
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Germany
  • August 13 2012

In 2009, the German Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) underwent a comprehensive reform

ACMA considers privacy implications of material sourced from Facebook
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • January 25 2012

On 19 December 2011, the ACMA conducted an investigation into the use of Facebook content by a major free-to-air television provider during a local news broadcast