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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

Global action taken against global Microsoft Imposter telemarketing scam
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA, Australia, Canada, Global
  • September 28 2012

Joint action between the ACMA, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Canadian Radio television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has led to court orders being obtained against US-based and India-based parties involved in the global 'Microsoft Imposter' phone scam

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

Italian Data Protection Authority prohibits hidden profiling for online and radio promotions
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Italy
  • October 25 2010

The Italian Data Protection Authority (the Garante) has recently intervened to stop activities resulting in the building of individual profiles based on personal preferences and habits that were made without giving prior information to the affected individuals

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

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

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

Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology announces R$100 million for ITC projects to support major sporting events
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Brazil
  • June 1 2011

It has been decided that R$100 million is going to be dedicated to information technology and communications (ITC) projects, including the National Broadband Plan (PNBL), to support the major sporting events that will be held in Brazil - the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016

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