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Latest legal news on e-commerce from, part of international law firm Pinsent Masons

Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:52:52 Z

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Online gambling firms urged to raise standards on terms and conditions for bonus promotions

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:00:00 Z

Standards committed to by three gambling operators on the terms and conditions applied to "bonus promotions" set a benchmark that the rest of industry must also meet, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Gambling Commission have said.

Supreme Court begins to hear arguments regarding website blocking for trade mark infringements

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:25:00 Z

A case before the UK's Supreme Court is set to provide guidance on whether and to what extent internet service providers (ISPs) will be expected to pick up the cost of blocking customers' access to websites that facilitate the sale of fake goods, an intellectual property law expert has said.

IPO explains impact of EU portability regulation on copyright holders

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:12:00 Z

The UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has outlined the impact new EU rules affecting online content services could have on copyright holders in a new consultation paper published ahead of the new rules taking effect.

US regulator reverses position on net neutrality

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:11:00 Z

A US regulator has voted to repeal 'net neutrality' regulations that governed how internet service providers (ISPs) in the country could manage the traffic over their networks.

UK government called on to shift liability for illegal online content to social media companies

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:26:00 Z

The UK government has been urged to change the law to shift the balance of liability for illegal content online towards social media companies.

New payment services must gain consumer trust through sound data security practices to succeed

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:14:00 Z

ANALYSIS: Without the trust of consumers, third parties requiring consumer consent to use new rights of access to bank and payment account data will struggle to make an impact in the market.

Competition regulator to prioritise productivity growth in future work

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:48:00 Z

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will prioritise "cases in markets which underpin and enable economic growth" as part of its programme of work for next year, it has said.

EU court ruling will help luxury goods makers preserve the quality and prestige of their brands, says expert

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:16:00 Z

A ruling by the EU's highest court will be welcomed by the makers of luxury goods because it will enable them to preserve the quality and prestige of their brands, a competition law expert has said.

UK government urged to set 'minimum standards' for banks to adopt to combat online fraud

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:25:00 Z

Banks should have to adhere to new "minimum standards", which the UK government should set, for combatting online fraud, a parliamentary committee has said.

Copyright-protected works will not be subject to new EU rules on 'geo-blocking'

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 15:57:00 Z

Online service providers in the EU will not face new obligations to make their copyrighted content available to customers to access when they are visiting other EU countries after proposed new EU laws were watered down.