A competitor complained to the ASA that a Black & Decker website claim that its ORA Technology vacuum cleaner range “Picks up first time again and again and again” was misleading. Did the substantiation satisfy the ASA? Chloe Deng reports.
US and EU authorities have apparently agreed on a new basis for compliant EU-US personal data transfers to replace “safe harbor.” The Article 29 Working Party has also weighed in, but can former safe harbor users rest easy? Stephen Groom reports.
Europe’s group of national data authorities plans to publish guidance on just four aspects of EU data protection law reforms this year. Will Europe’s businesses be losing out on early help in other key areas? Stephen Groom reports.
Stopping unjustified treatment of customers based on residence or nationality in terms of access and price is amongst key targets of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy. Daisy Jones reports on the UK government’s response to the Commission’s geo-blocking consultation.
The theoretical ability of brand owners to secure virtual monopoly rights in the shape of their products by trade mark registration is not in doubt, but success is by no means assured as two recent cases show. Barney Sich reports.
Following concerns as to whether advantage was being taken of vulnerable consumers, the two leading UK insurance industry bodies have published a new Code of Practice on the treatment of vulnerable consumers on policy renewal. Chloe Dumoulin-Richet reports.
Far from being just about privacy notices, the revised code of practice encourages taking a “blended approach” and using privacy-enhancing technologies to communicate privacy information. The code is developed with “compliance with the GDPR in mind”. Georgina Graham reports.
Research commissioned by Ofcom and the ASA into consumer understanding of broadband price advertising has some interesting findings, whilst Ofcom has published a “Voluntary Business Broadband Speeds Code of Practice.” Ben Dunham reports.