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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


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


“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


High Court rules on the BBC's disclosure obligations under the Freedom of Information Act
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • December 9 2009

On 2 October 2009 the High Court of England and Wales decided two closely connected cases on the BBC's obligation to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act


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


AGCOM launches a public consultation to further investigate critical issues relating to VoIP and P2P mobile network services
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • May 24 2011

The Italian Communications Regulatory Authority (AGCOM) has issued Resolution No. 3911CONS to approve a study carried out by AGCOM on "consumer protection and competition safeguards with reference to VoIP and peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile network services" and to launch a public consultation in order to gather comments and input from telecommunications operators and interested parties


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


Creation of fake social networking profile infringes privacy
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • February 22 2011

The French High Court of Paris (TGI) sentenced an internet user who created a fake profile of a famous French comedian to pay a 1,500 fine and 2,500 in damages


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