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BizReport | Law & Regulation April 11, 2017

EU 'sweep' finds issue with 66% of travel booking, price comparison websites

A coordinated screening of hundreds of travel booking and price comparison websites across the European Union reveals that two-thirds provided prices that were not reliable. ... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation February 16, 2017

Are you EU GDPR ready?

Is your company ready for the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? A quarter of companies aren't, according to new figures released by the DMA (UK). ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce September 05, 2016

Technology law expert questions legality of Amazon Dash in EU

As Amazon launches Dash buttons in Europe, one technology law expert highlights the possibility that they may fall foul of European Union legislation. ... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation July 18, 2016

Report reveals the financial risk of GDPR non-compliance

If the EU General Data Protection Regulations were to be introduced today, the global consumer products industry would be liable for hundreds of billions of dollars in fines according to new research from Capgemini Consulting. ... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing June 28, 2016

Questionable activity on social media turns consumers away from brands

A new study from the Chartered Institute of Marketing urges marketers to keep their marketing honest as it is revealed that many consumers have unearthed dishonest behavior on social media.... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation June 21, 2016

UK marketers unsure about impact of Brexit

Unsure as to how the impending EU referendum will impact the business you work for? You are not alone, according to a recent survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.... >>

BizReport | Blogs & Content April 08, 2016

Linking to copyrighted content does not constitute copyright infringement

There is a big difference between making content available and facilitating content discovery, according to the European Court of Justice who have just ruled on copyright infringement. ... >>

BizReport | Advertising April 06, 2016

CMA contacts marketers warning against undisclosed advertising

The Competition and Markets Authority in the UK has approached marketing companies, businesses that use marketing companies and publishers to warn them of the consequences of inadequate labeling of paid promotions. ... >>

BizReport | Trends & Ideas March 04, 2016

Prosecution changes afoot in UK to deal with online harassment

Twitter is to train prosecutors in England and Wales how to deal with online harassment and abuse with the ultimate aim of helping victims of domestic and sexual violence. ... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation December 29, 2015

New EU data protection rules threaten 4% annual turnover fines

A patchwork of national rules across Europe regarding data protection could soon be replaced by one strong data protection law for all as a provisional agreement is reached.... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing December 16, 2015

EU data protection law amendment proposes barring under-16s from social media

Marketers looking to target teenagers in Europe might need to look for an alternative to social media if a new European Parliament rule goes through next week.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce September 09, 2015

Are your complaints and refund policies ready for the new legislation?

Key changes to consumer rights come into force in the UK soon and both online and offline businesses need to revisit their complaints and returns policies. ... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation March 17, 2015

Financial firms must think before they Re-Tweet

Financial firms need to think twice before Re-Tweeting or republishing customer communications on social media or risk the wrath of the Financial Conduct Authority. ... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation July 30, 2013

Complacency makes U.K. easy target for cyber criminals

There's a reason why the U.K. is being targeted by online criminals from 25 countries, according to the country's Home Affairs Select Committee - complacency.... >>

BizReport | Internet July 05, 2013

Leaked document attacks EU's tougher laws on cybercriminals

Cybercriminals will face tougher penalties if caught in the European Union following a vote in the European parliament yesterday. Lawmakers have agreed to longer prison sentences. However, a leaked group briefing shows some do not agree with the use of... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation February 05, 2013

TripAdvisor fights back against blackmail, negative reviews

Many business owners on TripAdvisor are seeing a worrying trend. Customers are threatening to write negative reviews unless they receive a refund, upgrade, freebies, or other request. TripAdvisor has launched a new feature as part of its management tools to... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation September 25, 2012

Marketers risk reputation and fines with paid reviews and ratings

In the rush to harness the power of social media, organizations are increasingly turning to paid reviews and ratings. In less than two years time Gartner estimates that almost 1 in 10 of all reviews will have been paid for.... >>

BizReport | Internet June 15, 2012

British government plans to tackle Internet trolls

People who leave defamatory comments on websites or forums are being targeted in the UK. The British government is currently considering legislation making website operators identify 'trolls'. ... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation August 03, 2011

UK OFT launches Distance Selling Hub for online retailers

Distance selling, despite the obvious benefits, presents online retailers with challenges and risks. To this end a new online resource has been set up providing businesses with guidance on how to comply with the UK's Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation October 16, 2009

U.K. and U.S. to scrutinize behavioral and price targeting

Officials in the U.K. and across the pond in the U.S. are investigating whether or not behavioral advertising and individually-targeted prices on the Internet violate the rights of consumers.... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation April 06, 2009

New law halves Sweden's Internet traffic

One of Europe's most Internet-enabled countries has witnessed a sharp decline in traffic following the introduction of an online copyright law.... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation February 04, 2009

British government formulates new law to protect children online

The British government has taken further steps to protect children online. A new law will require that anyone employed by an interactive website aimed at children must not be on any lists banning them from working with youngsters. ... >>

BizReport | Research March 13, 2007

Google faces lawsuit over YouTube

Viacom is jumping on the anti-YouTube bandwagon. The company today filed a $1 billion lawsuit accusing the company of "massive intentional copyright infringement". The lawsuit is against both YouTube and parent company Google.... >>

BizReport | Advertising January 23, 2007

Bud.tv Stops Minors In Their Tracks

Not long after the Superbowl, Anheuser-Busch is set to launch a social networking site all of its own.... >>

BizReport | Law & Regulation November 21, 2006

U.S Websites and Bloggers Protected from Third Party Libel

The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that websites, ISP’s and bloggers could not be held responsible for defamatory material posted on their sites by a third party. ... >>

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