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Understanding the basics of digital and internet marketing regulation is essential for every business, especially marketers. From data protection laws to copyright, advertising standards to distance selling, this is a complex area of interconnected laws.
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Google hits Huawei: Cuts off Android licence for future phones

Google hits Huawei: Cuts off Android licence for future phones

Google is set to revoke Huawei's access to its Android mobile operating system, dealing the Chinese company a major blow in accordance with US sanctions.

21/05/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Android China Digital Intelligence digital marketing Google government Huawei mobile devices and tablets regulation security USA

Internet users don’t trust what they see online (especially influencers) -study

Internet users don’t trust what they see online (especially influencers) -study

The vast majority of internet users lack any confidence in what they see and read online, especially from celebrities and vloggers, according to new research.


14/05/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: content Digital Intelligence digital marketing regulation

Email fail: Zavvi accidentally rewards hundreds with Champions League final tickets

Email fail: Zavvi accidentally rewards hundreds with Champions League final tickets

Online retailer Zavvi has received hundreds of complaints from contestants who were mistakenly told they had won VIP tickets to European football's biggest final.

10/05/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing ecommerce email regulation retail sport

AOP offers new data guidelines for publishers

The Association for Online Publishing (AOP) has announced the launch of the AOP Protocol that aims to reduce risk and create greater transparency in the age of GDPR.

AOP offers new data guidelines for publishers

09/05/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: AOP Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe Privacy publishing strategy Regulation

Mozilla launches EU Elections Toolkit

Mozilla has launched a Firefox EU Elections toolkit to help promote online transparency.

Mozilla launches EU Elections Toolkit

08/05/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: browser Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe Firefox government

23% of global domains targeted by cyber-attacks

Almost one-quarter of brands have had their domain targeted by cyber criminals with brands taking a siloed approach to domain security and management, according to new research.

23% of global domains targeted by cyber-attacks

07/05/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital trends hacker Privacy regulation security

Government unveils new cybersecurity laws for IoT devices

The UK government is introducing new laws to ensure connected devices are better protected from cyber attacks.

Government unveils new cybersecurity laws for IoT devices

02/05/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing government Internet of Things regulation technology

GDPR one year on: IAB offers new privacy guidelines for advertisers

Trade body IAB has updated its technical specifications for a GDPR-related framework aimed at helping advertisers, brands and technology providers comply with the European Union’s privacy laws, introduced last year.

GDPR one year on: IAB offers new privacy guidelines for advertisers

26/04/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe IAB IAB Europe Privacy regulation

Social media regulation: UK Govt proposes ‘like’ and ‘streak’ limits for children

Facebook and Instagram ‘likes’ may get shut down for children under new safety plans proposed by the UK.

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17/04/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook regulation social media and social networking UK

Facebook plans to scan people’s photos into their own ads

Facebook has filed a patent for a new system that passes user’s personal photos to advertisers, making users the stars of online ads.

Facebook plans to scan people’s photos into their own ads

11/04/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook images social media and social networking technology

Most Americans think social media divides country more than it unites

A sizable majority of Americans say social media does more to divide the country than unite it, according to the latest NBC News and Wall Street Journal poll.

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08/04/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends regulation social media and social networking USA

Facebook sheds light on News Feed and advertising algorithm secrets

Facebook is rolling out a new feature that explains to users how its algorithms decide what to display in their News Feed, including more information on ad targeting factors.

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01/04/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising behavioural targeting Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook regulation social media and social networking

Facebook asks governments for help policing internet

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has asked governments and regulators to play "a more active role" in policing the internet and the standards of big online companies.

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01/04/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook regulation social media and social networking

Meme ban or creative protection? EU MEPs approve controversial online copyright law

The European Parliament has approved the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive, passing controversial copyright rules that campaigners claim could change the way the internet works.

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26/03/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: content copyright Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe government regulation social media and social networking

Tech workers ‘more likely to turn whistleblowers following scandals’

The UK’s tech professionals are now more likely to blow the whistle on an employer’s misbehaviour in the wake of scandals in the sector, according to exclusive new research.

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21/03/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: digital marketing digital trends recuitment

Google fined €1.49bn by EU for restricting rivals' search ads

European Union regulators have fined Google with a €1.49bn fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising via the AdSense platform.

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21/03/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe Google regulation Search

ASA bans No Deal Brexit banner ad for encouraging 'stockpiling'

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an online ad from the loan company Peachy for encouraging consumers to stockpile food as Brexit uncertainty heightens.

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20/03/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising ASA Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe financial services regulation

Spotify accuses Apple of 'stifling app competition'

Spotify has accused Apple of anti-competitive practices by charging a 30% "tax" , leading to an investigation by the European Union's competition watchdog.

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19/03/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Apple Digital Intelligence digital marketing Europe regulation Spotify

Tech giants should ‘open up their customer data to others’ says UK Govt report

A new UK government report has found tech giants are stifling innovation and reducing choices for consumers, calling for an overhaul of the UK’s competition rules and the creation of a new regulator.

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15/03/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence government regulation technology UK

IBM under fire for using Flickr photos for facial-recognition project

IBM has been accused of using Flickr photos for a facial-recognition project, without the permission of people in the images.

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14/03/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence IBM Privacy regulation technology

Tech giants should ‘open up their customer data to others’ says UK Govt report

A new UK government report has found tech giants are stifling innovation and reducing choices for consumers, calling for an overhaul of the UK’s competition rules and the creation of a new regulator.

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13/03/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing regulation social media and social networking

UK ad industry outlines 5 step plan to rebuild trust

Trust in advertising has from around 50% favourable in the early ’90s to just 25% in 2018. A new report from the Advertising Association outlined the key problems and new actions that can be taken to reverse the trend.

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06/03/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: advertising Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends Privacy regulation

UK holders to lose dot EU domain names after Brexit

UK-based businesses and people will be unable to hold onto their .eu domains after Brexit, even if there is a Withdrawl Agreement in place, according to new plans outlined by the European Commission.

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26/02/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing domain Europe regulation

Top hotel booking sites halt 'misleading' tactics and hidden charges after investigation

Six leading hotel booking sites have all agreed to make changes to their websites after an investigation uncovered ‘misleading’ sales tactics designed to boost bookings.

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07/02/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: CRM design Digital Intelligence digital marketing digital trends ecommerce Regulation Travel

Facebook 'paid children to install spy software on their phones'- report

Facebook paid children as young as 13 to install software on their phones which let the company collect data on how they used its competitors' apps, according to a new report.

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31/01/2019  |  Full story...  |  More about: Digital Intelligence digital marketing Facebook Privacy regulation

Digital and internet marketing regulation - Research, tips and case studies for digital marketers archives

Are ‘shadow profiles’ real? Report warns avoiding social media ‘not enough to protect privacy’ - 24/01/2019

Social media stars and celebs pledge to be more transparent over paid posts - 24/01/2019

WhatsApp fights fake news with message forwarding restrictions - 24/01/2019

Google forced to pay €50m GDPR fine by French data regulator - 22/01/2019

US court forces Domino's Pizza to make app accessible to blind people - 21/01/2019

IPA Bellwether: UK marketing budgets flatline as Brexit bites - 16/01/2019

The year in review: 17 biggest digital trends of 2018 - 14/12/2018

Where’s Mark? MPs ‘empty chair’ Facebook boss at fake news inquiry - 27/11/2018

GDPR: Only 5% of European users refuse cookies used for personalised advertising - 27/11/2018

ASA gender stereotyping ban: Marketers embracing more diversity in images - 22/11/2018

The 6 sins of the digital age: Hate, addiction and misinformation top list - 12/11/2018

Iceland Christmas TV ad banned for being “too political” (but goes viral online) - 09/11/2018

ITV warns Brexit fears are scaring off advertisers - 09/11/2018

US elections: Twitter shuts down 10,000 bot accounts 'discouraging voting' - 05/11/2018

Ads that appear alongside offensive content ‘are seen endorsement’ - 29/10/2018

GDPR 5 months on: Marketing email volumes half (but open rates soar) - 24/10/2018

UK and US trade bodies unite to fight ad fraud - 24/10/2018

Google forced to drop pre-loaded apps on Android - 19/10/2018

Privacy trends: People 'less likely to protect their phones than computers' - 10/10/2018

Google dodges fine: UK court blocks iPhone data breach citing ‘lack of damages’ - 09/10/2018

Brexit to impact UK and European app services - 09/10/2018

Brexit “material threat to London’s role as digital creative hub”: Tom Brake MP in interview warns of instant brain drain - 05/10/2018

Creative protection or 'link tax'? EU votes for controversial internet copyright law - 13/09/2018

GDPR: Data breach complaints up 160% since new digital privacy rules - 28/08/2018

Facebook bans second Cambridge psychometric quiz app - 24/08/2018

4 in 10 brands deliver ads on unsafe sites - 23/08/2018

Facebook gives every user a secret reputation score to tackle fake news - 23/08/2018

Identity fraud falls for the first time since 2014 - 20/08/2018

Social media stars investigated for not labelling commercial posts - 17/08/2018

Google Map app “still records location even if tracking is turned off” - 16/08/2018

Amazon forced to ditch ‘next-day delivery’ claim? - 14/08/2018

Mars pulls all ads from YouTube amid drill music controversy - 07/08/2018

Hate content ban: YouTube, Facebook, Spotify and Apple clamp down on Infowars host - 07/08/2018

Goggle planning censored search engine in China? - 03/08/2018

Brexit: Facebook finally reveals targeted ‘Vote Leave’ ads - 30/07/2018

White paper: How does GDPR affect programmatic marketing - 25/07/2018

Facebook investigates Crimson Hexagon over data policy concerns - 23/07/2018

EU fines Google record €4.3bn over Android app dominance - 20/07/2018

Nearly 3 in 4 London startups staying put despite Brexit uncertainty - 17/07/2018

Twitter bot purge: 8 million fake followers ditched - 16/07/2018

Social media and the spread of fake news: Could you call It out? - 12/07/2018

Facebook gets maximum fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal (but it would be much higher under GDPR) - 11/07/2018

Memes saved? MEPs vote to reject EU copyright law proposal - 05/07/2018

Junk food ban online: Cadbury, Chewits and Squashies first ads disallowed - 05/07/2018

GDPR one month on: Large rise in privacy complaints across Europe - 28/06/2018

Lost for words: 60% of 16-24s use the same password for multiple accounts - 25/06/2018

Apple to punish apps that misuse address book data - 18/06/2018

Ad data wars: Apple blocks Facebook and Google tracking tools by default - 05/06/2018

Data scandal: Trust in Facebook drops by half - 05/06/2018

Mary Meeker’s Internet trends: the 2018 ‘privacy paradox’ - 01/06/2018

 

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