Future of Consumer APAC: Advertising and online trends in China

Cathy Liu shares some recommendations for brands doing business in China following the latest online promotion and advertising trends, beginning with tightening regulation of the booming livestreaming and KOLs (influencers) industry, underlining the importance of honest representation (including account profile, audience comments and video settings) and a crack-down on false claims in advertising. Geopolitical tensions … Read more

Future of Consumer APAC: Confronting complexity in cybersecurity trends for the consumer sector

Cameron Whittfield and Peggy Chow discuss the latest cybersecurity trends for consumer-facing companies including external threats which may include working with third parties and complex supply chains through to the malicious targeting of companies with ransomware, current affairs and social engineering, the cryptocurrency marketplace and geopolitical factors. They emphasise the importance of internal stakeholders speaking … Read more

Future of Consumer APAC: Confronting complexity in cybersecurity trends for the consumer sector

Cameron Whittfield and Peggy Chow discuss the latest cybersecurity trends for consumer-facing companies including external threats which may include working with third parties and complex supply chains through to the malicious targeting of companies with ransomware, current affairs and social engineering, the cryptocurrency marketplace and geopolitical factors. They emphasise the importance of internal stakeholders speaking … Read more

Future of Consumer APAC: The rise of the NFT marketplace

Julian Lincoln and Susannah Wilkinson explain the fundamentals of buying, selling and issuing Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) to reach new consumers and marketplaces – describing NFTs as the “digital bridge” between traditional physical products and the metaverse. They outline some of the important legal aspects (e.g. IP rights, consumer protection and financial services regulation) to consider … Read more

Future of Consumer APAC: The surge of social commerce in Indonesia

Cellia Cognard and Stephanie set the social commerce scene before discussing regulatory considerations for building brands and driving sales including the various regulations specific to advertising products in Indonesia. They cover “negative content”, the significant role of influencers and data protection issues – noting some of the key regulatory gaps to monitor in this rapidly … Read more

Omnibus Directive: A New Deal for EU Consumers – Part 3

On 7 January 2020 the European Commission’s Enforcement and Modernisation Directive (EU) 2019/2161 informally referred to as the Omnibus Directive) came into force and must be implemented in Member States by 28 November 2021. This is the third and final instalment of our three-part blog exploring the Omnibus Directive and what it means for stakeholders … Read more

The Omnibus Directive: A New Deal for EU Consumers – Part 2 – The objectives and provisions of the Omnibus Directive in focus

On 7 January 2020 the European Commission’s Enforcement and Modernisation Directive (EU) 2019/2161 (informally referred to as the Omnibus Directive) came into force and must be implemented in Member States by 28 November 2021. This is the second of three blogs exploring the Omnibus Directive and what it means for stakeholders at all levels. In … Read more