GS Media: Where are we now?

One of the more controversial issues in GS Media was the focus by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the state of knowledge of the intervening party...

Singapore jumps on the fake news bandwagon

Singapore is the latest country to jump on the fake news bandwagon. A public consultation has been launched to gather feedback on the principles that should guide Singapore's approach to fake...

Event Report: Internet Regulation, Responsibility and Safety – our reporter attends the Westminster eForum...

Optimistic outlook? When talking about the challenges the internet is facing, the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, has recently been quoted in the press as saying that he is...

Germany Starts Enforcing Controversial ‘Hate Speech’ Law: initial reactions to the Network Enforcement Act

Quick to act Since the implementation of NetzDG, certain social networks appear to have been fast and resolute in deleting content reported by users. During the Act's first few days, for example, the...

Budget Booster – How the UK Government’s Autumn Budget is set to affect the...

The Digital Economy Let’s start with the most notable update, taxation on the digital economy. The digital economy broadly relates to any business that doesn’t have a physical presence: e-commerce, mobile...

New updated guidelines on influencers from the Danish Consumer Ombudsman

The DCO’s first guidelines on influencers was released in January 2016. Since then, to better reflect the Unfair Marketing Practices Directive, a new Danish Marketing Practices Act (MPA) has come into...

(International) Influencer Marketing in Germany: #ad might not be enough

Following influencers is not only fun, but it’s also a very successful advertising strategy for companies around the world. Followers get a first-hand experience of their favourite star’s life, luxuries and...

ECJ rules in favour of workers on holiday pay – implications for media sector?

Recent case law developments have led to an increase in the protection afforded to some individuals who work on a self-employed basis. Indeed, only last month the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld...

The very REAL threat of FAKE NEWS? EU launches public consultation and expert group

Just how big an issue is Fake News? The presence of Fake News and online misinformation has become "almost overwhelming" according to Frans Timmermans, the European Commission's Vice-President. Indeed, Collins Dictionary awarded the...

Advertising wellness: How far is too far?

Wellness on the rise Wellness – the industry based on the "pursuit of enhancing personal well-being" – has in the last decade emerged as a giant worth over $3.7 trillion globally....

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