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Legal Alerts

These news alerts are intended to provide general information about developments which may be of interest in relation to UK advertising law and regulation.

Although we aim to keep our Legal Alerts up-to-date, we cannot always do so and do not guarantee their accuracy. They are not intended as statements of law and their contents do not constitute legal advice. Members should always obtain specific legal advice from the IPA Legal Team.

Data Protection Bill - November 2017

E-Privacy regulation - November 2017

Article 29 Working Party draft guidelines on automated decision-making and profiling under the GDPR - November 2017

Government consultation on gambling - November 2017

CAP and BCAP Consultation on health claims in e-cigarette ads - September 2017

‘Future Partnership Paper’ on the exchange and protection of personal data published by Department for Exiting the EU - August 2017

Information Commissioner’s Office draft Guidance on the use of Consent - August 2017

Summary of the Government’s statement of intent regarding a new Data Protection Bill - August 2017

The regulation of political advertising in the UK – in short - Jun 2017

General Data Protection Regulation - ICO Consultation on Consent Guidance - Mar 2017

Children’s Critical Understanding - Feb 2017

E-Privacy Regulation - Feb 2017

Programmatic advertising and the supplier selection process - Feb 2017

Update on AVMS Directive - Feb 2017

New CAP Code E-Cigarette Rule - Feb 2017

New EU Proposals on Cookie Law - Jan 2017

Update on AVMS Directive - Jan 2017

CAP Response on its Consultation on Food and Soft Drink Advertising to Children - Dec 2016

New Pricing Practices Guidance for Traders - Dec 2016

Review of CCS Call-Off Contract terms - Aug 2016

Summary of CCS tender documents - Aug 2016

What effect might Brexit have on the Law and Regulation of Advertising? - Jun 2016

Brexit and the EU General Data Protection Regulation - Jun 2016

ePrivacy Directive Consultation - Jun 2016

AVMS Directive - Jun 2016

CAP Consultation on Food and Drink Advertising to Children - May 2016

CMA Investigation into Supermarket Promotional Pricing - April 2016

E-Cigarettes and the Tobacco Products Directive - March 2016

No ‘Safe Harbor’ for Personal Data - Oct 2015

IGRG Code Update - Questions & Answers - Sep 2015

Gambling Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising - Sep 2015

Optical Express - Sep 2015

Child Protection Policy - Sep 2015

CMA issues a Report on Pricing Practices in the Groceries Market - Jul 2015

CMA Guidance on Online Reviews and Endorsements - Jul 2015

EU Council agrees position on EU Data Protection Regulation - Jun 2015

Ofcom’s 1 July 2015 changes for 08, 09, 188 and freephone numbers - Jun 2015

Child Performance Legislation - Feb 2015

Transparency of Advertising: ASA Oreos Vlogging Adjudication - Nov 2014

Facebook Policy Update - Oct 2014

New Rules for the Marketing of E-Cigarettes - Oct 2014

CAP Guidance on Placement of Advertising in VOD Services - Oct 2014

Parody & Quotations, Changes to Copyright Law Exceptions - Oct 2014

ASA Updates Complaints Handling Procedure - Sep 2014

The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014 - Aug 2014

ECJ Decision in Google Spain - May 2014

The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 - May 2014

Gambling Advertising - legal update - May 2014

Payday Loans - May 2014

E-Cigarettes and the Tobacco Directive - Feb 2014

B/CAP Help Note on Gambling - Jan 2014

LIBE Vote on Data Protection Proposals - Oct 2013

ASA Half-year Report on Regulation of Online Behavioural Advertising - Oct 2013

Change to CAP Code on Betting Websites Featuring U25s - Sep 2013

Updated Facebook Promotion Guidelines - Sep 2013

High Court ruling : Keywords Case - May 2013

Fuel Efficiency Claims in Car Ads - May 2013

EC Data Protection Regulation Proposal - Summary of Issues - February 2013

Concerns over new report on EC data protection proposals - January 2013

Children as Brand Ambassadors - January 2013

New Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill - December 2012

Health Claims Update - December 2012

The Government’s Alcohol Strategy - September 2012

ASA Adjudicates on Food and Drinks Advergames Complaints - August 2012

CAP’s guidance on broadband claims extended to mobile services - August 2012

Use of Olympic/Paralympic Athletes in Ads during the Games - July 2012

Ads for Telecoms Bundles : Round 2 - July 2012

Ads for Telecoms Bundles - May 2012

EC Proposes New Data Protection Regulation - January 2012

Olympic Advertising & Street Trading Regulations - January 2012

Updates on New Cookie Law - January 2012

Competitor Complaints to ASA - November 2011

CAP's new guidance on broadband claims - October 2011

ECJ ruling on Keyword Case (Interflora v Marks and Spencer) - September 2011

Changing alcohol laws in Scotland to affect advertising - September 2011

ICANN to increase the scope of generic top level domains - September 2011

ASA to impose tighter controls on sexualised images in outdoor advertising - September 2011

Bribery Act 2010: Reminder & Implementation Advice - June 2011

Legal Alert on DCMS Letter (24 May) and ICO Guidance (25 May) on New Cookie Law - May 2011

Legal Alert on DCMS Legal Note on New Cookie Law - May 2011

A scent of victory for brand owners over use of Google AdWords - March 2011

European E-Privacy Directive - March 2011

Twitter Endorsements - January 2011



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