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CMA publishes guidance for businesses on paid social media endorsements

United Kingdom - November 15 2022 This month, the UK’s Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has published guidance for businesses on how to ensure transparency around paid…

Andrew Austin

Spotlight on proposed new General Product Safety Regulation - discussions in Europe progress

European Union - April 11 2022 At a time where digitalisation and online selling are constantly bringing new challenges to consumers, it is no coincidence that EU policymakers are…

Andrew Austin, Rachel Duffy, Victor Garcia Lopez, Eugene McQuaid

English High Court allows TikTok class action to be served out, but strike-out hearing awaited this summer

United Kingdom - April 6 2022 The High Court has allowed the ‘opt-out’ representative action against the social media platform TikTok for the misuse of children’s personal data to…

Andrew Austin

Digital markets and Sustainability are key focus areas of the CMA’s 2022-2023 Annual Plan

European Union, United Kingdom - April 1 2022 On 24 March 2022, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its 2022-2023 Annual Plan, setting out the focus areas for the UK’s principal…

Andrew Austin, Rachel Duffy, Rikki Haria, Sarah Jensen, James Raeside

UK Supreme Court rules representative action for group data protection claim was “doomed to fail”

United Kingdom - November 11 2021 The UK Supreme Court handed down a unanimous judgment yesterday in the high-profile Lloyd v Google case, ruling in Google’s favour that the opt-out…

Anushi Amin, Catherine Greenwood-Smith, Xanthia Hargreaves, Ethan Lo, Alice Thompson