Pricing and risk profiling are just two of the areas potentially impacted by use of big data in connection with retail general insurance products such as motor and home insurance. Georgina Graham reports on the Financial Conduct Authority’s new investigation.
They were trailed in February 2015 and now, under the headline “Tackling the issues that matter the most,” the UK’s main advertising regulator has announced their introduction. What exactly are they and what are their practical impacts? Jude King explains.
In response to industry representations and following a full public consultation, the Committee of Advertising Practice has announced immediate changes to the CAP Code to allow greater freedom to advertise responsible weight loss programmes. Chloe Deng reports.
At Osborne Clarke’s 17th “Look Back, Face Forward” marketing law forum on 2 December 2015, Jude King and Stephen Groom made their predictions. Catch their slides here.
As part of its campaign against nuisance callers, the ICO is writing to over 1,000 companies who buy and sell people’s names and numbers. They will be invited to explain how they comply with data protection laws. Thomas Spanyol reports.
The IPO was not impressed by a confusingly named trader sending renewal notices to trade mark and patent owners, demanding more than the IPO’s standard fees. It sued, alleging passing off and trade mark infringement. Varuni Paranavitane reports.
The UK data privacy watchdog has taken further enforcement action against nuisance texters, this time issuing penalties totalling £250,000 in quick succession against “UKMS Money Solutions” among others. George Garrard reports
In his last keynote at Osborne Clarke’s annual marketing law forum before stepping down next summer, ICO head Christopher Graham made his thoughts clear on life for UK marketers after EU data protection law reforms come into force. Stephen Groom reports.
The challenged pack promised “1 package, containing 7 pieces, equivalent to up to 21 orgasms.” Competitor Fair Squared filed for an interim injunction, alleging this was misleading. Stephan Bahner of Osborne Clarke Cologne reports on the court’s decision.
Now the subject of UK litigation involving claimants Judith Vidal Hall & others, difficulties faced by Google after employees developed a “workaround” that thwarted “do not track” software have revived in the US. Sara McDiamond reports.
The Bavarian Data Protection Authority has imposed a five figure fine on both seller and purchaser over alleged unlawful transfers of customer email addresses in an asset purchase deal. Barney Sich reports.
US chain In-N-Out Burger has sued take-out middleman “DoorDash” alleging it is using In-N-Out’s trade marks and selling its food in breach of the chain’s rights. Jamie Heatly reports on a case with interesting implications given the burgeoning takeaway delivery market.