Bribery Act 2010

Bribery Act 2010

The United Kingdom’s Bribery Act 2010 (text) creates a new offence under section 7 which can be committed by commercial organisations which fail to prevent persons associated with them from bribing another person on their behalf. An organisation that can prove it has adequate procedures in place to prevent persons associated with it from bribing will have a […]

Commission reports on Audiovisual Media Services Directive

The European Commission has published its first report on implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (the AVMSD). The AVMSD enables the free circulation of audiovisual content and meets important public policy goals such as banning incitement to hatred, protecting minors from harmful content and promoting European audiovisual works. The first part of the report […]

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

Reference: UK/2008/SI/1277 The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 came into force on 26 May 2008, and implemented the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive. Unfair commercial practice include those that contravene the requirements of professional diligence, misleading actions, misleading omissions, and aggressive commercial practices, amongst others. Unfair commercial practices directive The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD) […]

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 are part of a series of laws and regulations that implement the EU telecoms framework into UK law. They deal with a person’s privacy rights when an organisation uses electronic communications to provide products and services to them. The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 implement […]

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 – the new ‘cookie law’ – came into force in May 2011. A key change in the cookie law is that website owners must now get the consent of a website user before placing a cookie on their computer or mobile device. The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 – […]