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Self-policing of social media sites - a dream or a reality?
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2017

In the instant world of social media the hard earned reputations of brands and individuals can be destroyed in minutes by a wholly fictitious post or

Influencing the influencers: new CAP guidance clarifies rules on affiliate marketing in the UK
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 18 2017

The CAP Code requires that all marketing communications within the categories of communication outlined in the scope of the Code - which includes

The UK’s first ‘live’ blocking order prevents users accessing Premier League football streams
  • Bristows LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 18 2017

Over the last decade, in particular, the English courts have shown a strong resolve to tackle online infringements of IP rights, and also an ability

ICO fines company £270,000 for nuisance calls
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2017

Road Accident Consult Ltd (trading as Media Tactics) has been fined by the ICO after 22 million unauthorised pre-recorded marketing calls were made

Data Protection Reform: ePrivacy Regulation - what are the new cookie laws?
  • Ashfords LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 12 2017

In our previous articles we considered the key changes under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what steps organisations should be

The dangers of direct marketing: Seeking consent or asking for trouble?
  • White & Case LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2017

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has issued fines to two businesses for unlawfully sending emails to individuals to ask about their marketing

Trade marks infringement and passing off: consent to use and targeting
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2017

The High Court has rejected trade mark infringement and passing off claims in relation to the domain www.argos.com in conjunction with Google AdSense

Are steps being taken to make pirated content less accessible?
  • Charles Russell Speechlys
  • United Kingdom
  • April 5 2017

Two recent decisions - one made by the Intellectual Property Office and the other by the High Court - suggest that access to pirated content for

High Court considers defamation and harassment in context of street protests and online publication by foreign defendants
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

The High Court recently considered the approach to interpreting a "course of conduct" under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and the

HFN Technology & Regulation Client Update - March 2017
  • Herzog Fox & Neeman
  • European Union, Israel, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 30 2017

Google has recently expanded the scope of Safe Browsing policy protections to macOS devices, enabling safer browsing experiences by improving defenses