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The Encryption Debate Is Far From ‘Going Dark'
Shortly after the release of the communiqué from the most recent ministerial meetings of the ‘Five Countries' security alliance — Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US — at the end of July
Worldwide
17 Oct 2019
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Brexit Planning Full Steam Ahead? Spotlight On Telecoms And Media
As the 31 October 2019 deadline for the UK to leave the EU draws ever closer, uncertainty continues to remain as to whether any such departure will be accompanied
UK
11 Oct 2019
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Consultation On New Permitted Development Rights For Telecomms Apparatus
Recently, the government announced a consultation on proposals to reform permitted development rights (PD rights) for operators under the Electronic Communications Code
UK
16 Sep 2019
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UK Gambling Commission Clarifies Position On ‘Loot Boxes' In Games During DCMS Inquiry
The UK Gambling Commission ("UKGC") has clarified that video game ‘loot boxes' and the purchasing of mystery in-game content do not fall within the meaning of ‘gambling' under current UK legislation.
UK
22 Aug 2019
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Challenges In The Consumer Sector – Adapting To The New Reality
Published in July 2019's edition of PLC Magazine, the second in our series of three feature articles on Challenges in the Consumer Sector, looks at the impact of e-commerce and the internet
UK
16 Aug 2019
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DCMS Consults On Implementing New Rules For VSPs
As outlined in our blog post on the implementation of the AVMS directive, legislative amendments to the AVMSD were published in the EU Official Journal and entered into force on 19 December 2018
UK
13 Aug 2019
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Ofcom Reacts To The Unprecedented Competition Facing Public Service Broadcasters
In light of the prevalence of global on-demand and internet content services (such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube)
UK
29 Jul 2019
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Planning And The Proceeds Of Crime
The term "proceeds of crime" tends to conjure up images of popular HBO crime dramas and 1950s gambling rings.
UK
25 Jul 2019
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ICO Fines EE £100,000 For Sending Text Messages To Customers Without Their Consent
The ICO has fined EE £100,000 under the Data Protection Act 1998 ("DPA") for sending text messages to customers without their consent, in breach of the Privacy and Electronic
UK
24 Jul 2019
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Back To Basics: Advertisement Control
Cases involving advertisement consents rarely make it beyond the High Court but the recent case of Putney Bridge Approach Ltd v (1) Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (2)
UK
4 Apr 2019
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Ofcom Consults On Award Of New Spectrum Licences And Shared Spectrum Bands – 700 MHz And 3.6 – 3.8 GHz
On 8 February 2019 Ofcom issued a clarification update to its proposed consultation to award 200 MHz of spectrum – with 80 MHz in the 700 MHz band and 120 MHz in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band.
UK
4 Apr 2019
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EC To Harmonise Radio Frequencies For Development Of 5G
At the European level, on 24 January 2019 the European Commission announced the adoption of an amendment to Decision 2008/411/EC that will harmonise the radio spectrum in the 3.4-3.8 GHz.
European Union
4 Apr 2019
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Overcoming Reluctance To Arbitrate In The TMT Sector
Drawing on two surveys on the use of arbitration in technology, media and telecoms disputes, Susan Field, a senior associate and solicitor advocate ...
UK
5 Sep 2018
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Implied Horizontal Contract Prompts Stay Of Proceedings S9 AA 1996
In Mercato Sports v Everton[1], the English High Court found that two parties were bound by an implied horizontal contract containing an arbitration clause.
UK
30 Aug 2018
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Changing Online Terms Without Notifying Customers Is A Risky Business
A recent US court ruling is a harsh reminder that unless customers are given sufficient notice of changes to online contracts the changes will not be binding.
UK
10 Jan 2008
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