Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

The US Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, requires US-based financial institutions – companies that offer consumers financial products or services like loans, financial or investment advice, or insurance – to explain their information-sharing practices to their customers and to safeguard sensitive personal data. The GLBA primarily seeks to “modernize” financial services by […]

What is HIPAA Compliance?

What is HIPAA Compliance?

HIPAA, the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1996, establishes the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any organisation that deals with protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed. This includes covered entities, anyone who provides treatment, payment and operations […]

The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009

The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009

The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009 (text) govern the regulation of video-on-demand services, television broadcasting services provided over the Internet, the country of origin co-operation procedure and the regulation of non-EU satellite services which are up-linked from the UK… The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2009 implement Directive 2007/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council […]

The Price Marking Order 2004

The Price Marking Order 2004

The Price Marking Order 2004 applies to suppliers (including online retailers) that sell products (not services) to consumers. The Order requires the selling price and, where appropriate, the unit price of products to be clearly displayed. The Price Marking Order 2004 implements Directive 98/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ No. L180, 18.3.98 […]

The Lisbon Treaty

The Lisbon Treaty

The Lisbon Treaty is an international agreement that amends the two treaties which form the constitutional basis of the European Union (EU). The Lisbon Treaty was signed by the EU member states on 13 December 2007, and entered into force on 1 December 2009. It amends the Maastricht Treaty (also known as the Treaty on European Union) and the Treaty establishing the European Community (TEC; also […]

Competition Act 1998

Competition Act 1998

The UK Competition Act 1998 regulates competition and the abuse of a dominant position in the market. The Competition Act 1998 creates a regulatory framework that is tough on those that seek to restrain competition whilst allowing those who compete fairly the opportunity to thrive. The law outlaws two forms of anti-competitive behaviour: anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominant […]