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ECJ rules on GS Media and reshapes case law on hyperlinking

The GS Media case - in the spotlight, again In a rare move, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) went against AG Wathelet's opinion published earlier this year and on 8 September 2016...

The CMA clamps down on social media endorsements

It was only a couple of months ago that we were reporting on the release of "An Influencer's Guide to making clear that ads are ads" by the Committee...

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 Apprenticeship Levy – how will it affect the media industry?

The Apprenticeship Levy – how will it affect the media industry? What is the levy? From 6 April 2017, all employers with an annual pay bill over £3 million will be required to...

CAP Responds to GDPR with Amendments to the Advertising CAP Code

Until 25 May 2018, regulation of data protection issues in relation to advertising was governed by Section 10 and Appendix 3 of the CAP Code ('Code'). Section 10 regulated the use...

Digital Single Market: EU Commission proposal for a cross-border portability right

On 9 December 2015, the European Commission presented a proposal to allow Europeans to travel with their online content across EU. This proposal is part of the Commission’s Digital Single Market...

Ad & Tech Giants step up to tackle the problem of Fake News

The Code is a response to concerns about disinformation in the run-up to the European Parliament elections due to take place in May 2019. In a statement, Digital Economy & Society...

Concealed advertising on social media in Denmark

The Danish consumer ombudsman has recently notified the police of an incident of concealed advertising through a Danish singer's Instagram profile. The company Unilever manufactures the toothpaste 'Pepsodent' and has hired the...

Australia bans gambling ads in live daytime sports broadcasts

In May last year, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that he would ban gambling advertising on television during live sporting events taking place before 8.30pm. Mr Turnbull commented at the...

Influencing Media: Timothy Armoo, CEO of Fanbytes

Generation Z For those that are not familiar with this particular demographic, this is the generation that comes after millennials; the digital kids, the children of the internet age, and a market...

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Back in 2016 we reported on Uber seeking to argue that its drivers were independent contractors, and not workers, before the Employment...

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