UK: Tweaks to rules on sales promotions and competitions - The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has introduced changes to the provisions of its advertising code which deal with the running of...more
Belgium: Even a world famous painter needs to respect copyright - It has been held that the well-known Belgian painter Luc Tuymans breached professional photographer Katrijn Van Giel's copyright through his...more
On May 5th, the main associations operating in the Italian digital market (DMA Italia, Fedoweb, IAB Italia, Netcomm and UPA) presented with the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali)...more
Thank you all for attending our webinar on the “Internet of Things Legal and Business Framework”. For those who could not attend, the main conclusions are summarized below...more
The Italian Communications Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni – “Agcom”) published its survey on M2M. Agcom confirmed that connected cars are dominating the scene, with almost half of the mobile M2M...more
Time is up for companies operating in the mobile payments’ arena, as from April 1, 2015 the new set of rules issued by the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, the “Italian DPA”)...more
The Italian Communications Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni – “Agcom”) approved its survey on Machine-to-Machine services....more
Unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones, are being increasingly used throughout Europe (and elsewhere) in a variety of sectors, from news, documentaries and TV productions to pizza delivery (albeit less frequently!)…...more
On March 11, 2015 the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, the “Italian DPA“) initiated a public consultation on the draft Code of Conduct concerning the processing of personal data...more
Italy: Back to the future - connected TVs need "connected regulations" - The Italian Communications Authority recently adopted resolutions concerning changes in the broadcasting landscape....more
There have been a lot of discussions about the results of the latest Cookie Sweep carried out in 8 EU member states (for more information see also the latest post of our Patrick van Eecke and Julie De Bruyn, and the Cookie...more
“When your yogurt pots start talking to you“. Do you remember? This was the start of a call for action from the European Commission on Internet of Things back in 2009....more
The term for the consultation of the Italian TLC Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni – the “Authority”) on Machine-to-Machine is further extended for additional 45 days. The final term is now set for 23...more
As we discussed in our previous posts, there are a number of positive trends that make the Internet of Things a long lasting evolution. Hardware is improving, there is an increasing understanding from the industry of the...more
China: Guidelines for developing sports into a RMB 5 trillion-per-annum sector released -
China's Cabinet, the State Council, has issued new guidelines which, amongst other things, aims to grow output of China’s...more
No doubt, Second Screen, Social TV and other enhanced broadcasting applications are increasingly popular.
Here are some giveaways from our “Second Screen” webinar.
- Trends. As stated by Accenture’s Francesco...more
During the Technology Leaders Summit which was held this week in the Silicon Valley we discussed how the Internet of Things will change our everyday life.
We have moved from an era of scarcity to computing abundance....more
France: French legislation on evening advertising on public channels: should we expect another shift in policy? - The main French public service broadcaster, France Télévisions, is calling for lift of...more
A new consultation? Well, strictly speaking, not, although it feels like it.
As discussed in our post of last week, the Consiglio di Stato (Administrative Supreme Court) issued a Decision no. 4541/2014 on the LCN,...more
This week the Consiglio di Stato (Administrative Supreme Court) issued a new decision (Decision no. 4541/2014) on the LCN saga (the logical channel numbering for Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting)....more
DLA Piper has published an updated summary of the way in which the law relating to cookies has been implemented across the EU.
This guide is particularly relevant as a cookies sweep day is planned to take place in the...more
Further to a consultation process, this August, the Italian Communications Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni, “Agcom”), published a new regulation for the transfer of broadcasters’ ownership (Regulation...more
As you may well be aware, Lega Nazionale Professionsti Serie A (the Italian top-tier soccer league) football rights have not yet been fully licensed. Whilst we are waiting for the results of the additional tender for the so...more
CONSUMER AND DATA PROTECTION -
Italy: New rules on cookies and Internet profiling! - The Italian Data Protection Authority has issued its decision on the “simplified information notice and cookie consent”"....more
After a long public consultation process, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, “Garante”) finally issued its decision on the “simplified information notice and cookie consent”...more