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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

“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

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

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

EMEA legal insights bulletin
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Azerbaijan, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
  • September 15 2015

It is forecast that seven of the top 10 countries in terms of GDP growth within the next decade will be from Africa. But this growth is wholly

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

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

Fines imposed for unwanted marketing calls and messages
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2011

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that the Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO) will have new powers to serve monetary penalties of up to £50,000 for serious incidents where businesses and organisations make unwanted marketing phone calls or send unwanted marketing e-mails to consumers

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

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission accepts undertakings from software company
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • September 14 2010

Sports betting software company, Intervest Global Live Pty Ltd, has stopped an advertising campaign on SeekCommercial after the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) raised concerns regarding a horse betting software program called "Trilogics"