Since advertising has always been inherent to everyday life, the relevant rules and regulations can be found in various laws and codes relating to all parts of society.
Background of the proposal is the EC's Digital Agenda for Europe, in which EC Vice President Neelie Kroes set out the ambition to realise broadband access of 30 Mbps for all household by 2020, at least 50% of all households should have access to a speed of 100 Mbps.
These Directives were due to be implemented in the EU Member States before 25 May 2011.
The advertising of medicines and other remedies is strictly regulated by the German Act on Advertising in the Healthcare Sector [Heilmittelwerbegesetz, HWG].
The Irish government’s policy in the communications sector is to open up electronic communications networks and services.
The Irish Data Protection Commissioner has stated his intention to carry out scheduled audits of major social media companies that have operations in Ireland.
On 21 September 2012, the Data Protection Commissioner ("DPC") published his second audit report on Facebook Ireland.
The Irish High Court recently approved as an acceptable form of ‘substituted service’ the service of a summons by Facebook. This appears to be the first time an Irish court has permitted service by social media.
The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has issued guidance on new rules regarding Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) which take effect on February 4 2013 which website operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will need to be familiar.
Social media is playing an increasing role in legal proceedings.
The exciting potential of R(eal) T(ime) M(arketing) and other new tools that use computer algorithms: just don’t forget about some legal implications.
Hospitality is a core industry in Jersey and there are many hotels, bars, restaurants and clubs, each of which operate from business premises.
A discussion on the Luxembourg electronic archiving reform.
The system in force is almost a quarter of a century old and no longer fits with the actual needs: this bill is the first step of a long-awaited reform strongly promoted by businesses, professionals of the financial sector and administrations to reduce the use of paper for economic, practical and logistic reasons.
In the last few years, a large number of remote gaming operators have established themselves in Malta.
Business leaders have come to realise that their organisations’ dependency on information technology is now more prevalent than ever.
Facebook had launched a new game on 7th August 2012, introducing real money gaming.
A discussion on the ever-increasing gambling problem in the small island of Malta which boasts the longest list of licenced remote gaming operators worldwide.
A discussion on the fiscal, legal and social implications of the concentrated gambling industry in Malta.
By creating a highly regulated environment and enticing fiscal incentives, Malta has been on the winning side of the sphere and many operators have set up or relocated to the island.