Why you must protect your client’s data!

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This week (18/08/20) it has been reported that British-American cruise operator, Carnival has been the victim of a ransomware attack, which has likely resulted in a major data breach. The attack was discovered on 15 August 2020 and promptly reported.  The ransomware attack accessed and encrypted a part of one of its brand’s IT systems. […]

Are there rules on advertisements?

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It is vital that your advertisements comply with the law. Advertising is regulated by a mixture of legislation and self-regulation. You could suffer negative consequences if you get your advertising wrong. This could include: Bad publicity which damages your reputation and brand. Censure (severe disapproval) from regulatory bodies such as the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), […]

The emerging market of digital advertisements.

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The first thing to note is that in general digital advertising is subject to the same controls applicable to offline advertising. It is also no surprise that the use of online advertisements has increased over the years. The House of Lords’ 2018 report titled, ‘UK advertising in a digital age’ stated that digital advertising amounted […]

Your obligations if you are a digital advertiser!

Online advertisers must provide certain information about themselves on their website. The adverts themselves must include certain information about the advertiser and their products. These obligations apply to information society service providers and they originate from the E-Commerce Regulations which applied the E-Commerce Directive (2000/31/EC). The Directive states that ‘information society services’ include offering ‘commercial […]

What intellectual property do you have?

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A website is the foundation of a business’s online presence and website owners invest substantial amounts of resources and time into the creation and development of its websites. The internet has enabled businesses to increase the reach of their marketing and sales effort. However, this has also increased the possibility for competitors to copy parts […]