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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


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


China - amended Advertising Law addresses data privacy issues
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • China
  • July 27 2015

Additional content requirements introduced by the amendments to the Advertising Law require specific attention be paid to protecting individual's


“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


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


Court of Appeal dismisses application questioning constitutionality of the online gaming law
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • November 25 2011

In a decision dated 28 June 2011, the Paris Court of Appeal refused to admit the application for a priority preliminary ruling on the issue of constitutionality (question prioritaire de constitutionnalité or QPC) raised by Darty Telecom regarding Articles 61 and 69 of the Law dated 12 May 2010 concerning the opening of the market of online gaming


Poland - law on video monitoring
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Poland
  • December 1 2014

At present, there is no specific legislation dedicated to regulating video monitoring in Poland. Initiatives geared towards the regulation of this


Digital media update
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • January 12 2012

In our New Year Special Edition, we are taking a glimpse into the future and looking at what 2012 will hold for legal developments for the digital media industry


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