CMA publishes guidance on social media endorsements

    On 3 November 2022 the CMA published guidance for social media platforms, brands and content creators setting out how they should approach online advertising in order to ensure they comply with the relevant UK consumer protection legislation.  Social media platforms have a duty to prevent and address unlawful practices such as hidden advertising that are … Read more

    EU Digital Services Act comes into force today

    EU – E-Commerce  The Digital Services Act (“DSA“) came into force on 16 November 2022, marking one of the European Union’s most significant updates to its legal framework for digital regulation since the adoption of the e-Commerce Directive in 2000. The DSA reshapes the responsibilities and accountability of digital services providers. You can read our … Read more

    UK Government Paper on its proposed approach to regulating AI – our key takeaways

    Alongside the introduction of the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill to Parliament on 18 July 2022 (see our blog post on this here), the UK Government published a Policy Paper containing a proposed framework for regulating the use of AI in the UK (the ‘Paper’). The Paper advocates for a light-touch approach towards the regulation of AI in … Read more

    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