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...

ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry Submissions Released

On 3 May 2018, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published 57 submissions to its inquiry into digital platforms. As discussed in our earlier article on the inquiry, the public...

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...

Czech Data Protection Authority issues warning on marketing communications, consent, and databases acquired from...

What is the issue? Under the current Czech legislation, electronic contact details may be used for marketing communications only with users' prior consent (opt-in), or where statutory conditions are met and electronic...

Australian Digital Platforms Inquiry – Issues Paper released, call for submissions announced

The Treasurer's direction defined 'platform services' as "digital search engines, social media platforms and other digital content aggregation platforms". On 26 February 2018, the ACCC released its highly anticipated Issues Paper and...

UK Government strengthens rules governing the online resale of tickets to live events

The issue Tickets for live events are generally made available for purchase at prices determined by an event organiser. However, these tickets are often bought in bulk and resold at inflated prices...

UK Government considers new measures in the fight against illegal streaming

What are illicit IPTV streaming devices? Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) boxes are multimedia devices, such as Kodi boxes, with software installed which allows them to stream a wide range of media from...

Victory for Google confirms US-style “opt-out” class actions are still beyond claimants’ reach

The claim The representative action was brought by campaign group 'Google You Owe Us', led by Richard Lloyd, the former executive director of Which? Magazine. Lloyd was applying to serve proceedings...

What does the future hold for French anti fake news laws?

Background – elections and "fake news" In recent years elections and referendums held throughout the world have been blighted by "fake news", resulting in a serious attack on...

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