Stange Law Firm PC | USA | 20 Feb 2023
In a prior article, we discussed the importance of links regarding where a webpage ranks. Linking still matters regarding where a webpage ranks in the…
Herzog Fox & Neeman | Israel | 12 Feb 2023
The Data Services Act (“DSA“) was entered into force in November 2022. While most of its provisions would start to apply from 17 February 2024, it…
Lexology PRO | USA | 6 Jan 2023
Google has settled a federal class action lawsuit over its alleged disclosure of search terms with third parties, bringing a 12 year-long case to an end.
Lexology PRO | Canada | 27 Oct 2022
Interveners supporting Canada’s privacy regulator have stressed Google’s significant search engine revenue as the company attempts to persuade a Canadian court to exempt its search engine from federal data law.
Baker McKenzie | Australia | 6 Sep 2022
In a highly anticipated judgment, the Australian High Court recently overturned a Victorian Court of Appeal decision that had found search engine Google to be a publisher of a defamatory newspaper article merely as a result of providing users with a hypertext link to the article in response to a search request. The decision goes some way towards bringing Australian law in line with the law in......
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law | Taiwan | 1 Aug 2022
Two Taiwanese companies used search engine optimisation (SEO) to improperly display specific brand names on search engine display results, making consumers mistakenly believe that the stores were selling specific branded products in order to promote their own website visit rates. The Fair Trade Commission explained that it does not oppose SEO in itself, but the presentation of search results......
Wiggin LLP | United Kingdom | 15 Jul 2022
Ofcom has set out its plans for putting online safety laws into practice and what it expects from tech firms. Ofcom explains that the United Kingdom is preparing to become among the first countries in the world to introduce comprehensive new laws aimed at making online users safer. The Online Safety Bill will introduce rules for sites and apps such as social media, search engines and......
Lexology PRO | European Union, Germany | 7 Apr 2022
A European Court of Justice adviser has suggested a fixed procedure that search engine operators and data subjects should undertake when they deal with allegations that inaccurate data has been listed on search results.
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, European Union, France, etc. | 11 Aug 2021
Japan and India join forces to improve competition practices, France revises its enforcement procedure, and the UK calls for reform of its music streaming market – plus more key competition and antitrust updates.
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, Belgium, Brazil, etc. | 3 Aug 2021
China cracks down on the misuse of facial recognition data, administrative sanctions begin under Brazil’s LGPD, Abu Dhabi introduces further data protection rules, and Israel allows the use of geolocation data in court – plus enforcement actions from around the world and other key data protection updates.