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FCA warns firms on use of social media to promote financial products

The UK financial services regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has launched a guidance consultation in order to clarify and confirm its approach to the supervision of financial promotions in social media,...more

8/8/2014 - Financial Conduct Authority Financial Products Marketing Popular Social Media Social Networks Twitter UK Vine

UK telecoms regulator issues call for input on Internet of Things

Ofcom has published a call for input, entitled "Promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things", regarding issues that might affect the development of the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) sector in the United...more

7/31/2014 - Electronic Communications Internet of Things Mobile Devices OFCOM Public Comment Technology Telecommunications UK Wireless Industry

FCA Chief announces Project Innovate: Helping Firms Meet the Technological and Regulatory Challenge

The head of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, Chief Executive Martin Wheatley, used a speech at Bloomberg, London given on 3 June 2014 to promote the FCA's Project Innovate (the drafted text of Martin Wheatley's speech...more

6/19/2014 - Compliance FCA Financial Services Authority UK

Court of Appeal confirms that information is not property

In a recent judgement, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales held that an electronic database was not a chose in possession or a chattel but a chose in action (see our earlier blog regarding the grant of leave to appeal in...more

3/26/2014 - Electronically Stored Information Private Property Rights UK

UK Amends TUPE Regulations

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) has been in the spotlight as part of the UK Government’s Employment Law Review. TUPE implements the EU Acquired Rights Directive (“ARD”) in the...more

2/12/2014 - Employee Rights TUPE UK

Amended TUPE Regulations Published in the U.K.

In previous posts (Proposed Changes to UK's TUPE will impact outsourcing deals, The UK Government consults on proposed changes to the TUPE regulations) we highlighted the UK Government's proposed changes to the Transfer of...more

2/3/2014 - Employee Rights TUPE UK

TUPE UPDATE: UK Government publishes its Response to the Consultation

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE") is in the spotlight as part of the UK Government's Employment Law Review. Launched in 2011, the purpose of the review is to reform employment...more

10/3/2013 - Acquired Rights Directive Employee Rights EU Hiring & Firing TUPE UK

UK Employment Law Reforms 2013

There are a number of important reforms being made to UK employment law this year, largely due to the enactment of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (“ERRA”). Many of the reforms under ERRA are being implemented...more

8/19/2013 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies UK Vicarious Liability

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