Singapore – Changes to Media Market Conduct Code to better protect pay-TV consumers

Following a 4-month long public consultation, the Media Development Authority of Singapore ("MDA") has finalised changes to the Media Market Conduct Code ("the Code"). The changes will take effect in April. The...

Medico-apps and regulation

Along with the rapid development of technology in the mobile sector, there has come a growing number of health apps, which can keep track of and analyse everything from the amount...

Price marketing in Denmark

Before and now-offers have been subject to much debate in Denmark due to the before-prices often not reflecting the actual normal price of the product. A deal-site and a café have...

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...

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...

Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) upholds complaints against three alcohol marketers

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) – the body that oversees the UK's self-regulatory advertising codes – has recently upheld three complaints against alcohol marketers. The adjudications serve as a reminder of...

Australia – Marketing and Advertising to Children – some key legal and regulatory issues...

In this article we look at some of the key legal and regulatory obligations for companies when advertising and marketing products to children and offer some tips to assist in complying...
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ICC statement in favor of freedom of commercial communication

ICC has recently issued a statement asking governments to reject “general advertising bans” and “overly prescriptive restrictions on truthful commercial communications”. Through this statement, ICC promotes professionals self-regulation and recognition of...

Product Placement

The digital media landscape is evolving fast, with technology and consumer interest developing at a pace that challenges regulatory bodies. One example is product placement - advances in technology mean that...

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